It feels like Twitter has been around forever at this point, but it wasn’t actually founded until 2006, and didn’t achieve big-time popularity until a few years later. It’s hard to remember that there was a time, not so very long ago, when we weren’t all completely addicted to our phones and on social media 24/7. But we’re definitely making up for lost time now.
We did, of course, have the internet in the 2000s, and all the fun stuff that went along with it, like illegally downloading music from Limewire and Kazaa, and tons of weird sites with highly questionable content. Fashion was all over the place, as it tends to be, but always fun. (I personally spent the 2000s trying to grow back the eyebrows I’d completely plucked out in the 90s.) Sunday nights were all about The Sopranos and it seemed like everyone was talking about Lord of the Rings constantly. The Rugrats were everywhere and emo was a thing.
And remember this bad boy?
(The best part is the person yelling in the background, “Who pushed the fish?!”)
So take yourself back to the land of the aughts and check out these tweets that should have existed like 15 years ago.
This mf asked me what a “muffin top” is, so I drew a muffin to explain and he like “foh with that blues clues ass doodle” so now I’m getting flamed pic.twitter.com/zqft1LVyiO
— 🎄⚡️JOLTEON⚡️🎄 (@BUNNYH00D) October 23, 2018
me at age 12 illegally downloading lollipop by Lil Wayne on limewire pic.twitter.com/FhMckHNY6q
— ￼ (@vinnybrack) May 12, 2018
Y’all youngins don’t know nothin bout this pic.twitter.com/nfYEWToFmB
— CJ from 🐣. (@willis_cj) October 28, 2018
The early 2000s was honestly surrealism. You just had to be there pic.twitter.com/EJ6PlB3VSe
— ✯ ✘ Fl!p°FF🥴✘ ✯ (@LilFLiP0FF) October 27, 2018
These kids dressed as “the 2000s” for their homecoming spirit week. This was my era now people are using it as a throwback 😭😭😭. We really are getting old 😩 pic.twitter.com/kQSLr7pVlR
— Bodak Pink💕 (@AyanaTheDIVA) October 17, 2018
Only 90’s Babies would understand this 🕺🏾 pic.twitter.com/SNHkJZUZmt
— BUN 4_7🤘🏾 (@BunOnDaRun) November 2, 2018
Lil Wayne: YES I AM WEEZY BUT I AIN’T ASTHMATIC
14 year old me: pic.twitter.com/wtdORDgHYw
— Mbadweiser (@C_Mbadu) March 8, 2018
12 yo me on Omegle telling 26 year old men that ima 18 year old female lmao pic.twitter.com/kACJkcLvq2
— anthony (@anthonybarrile) July 2, 2018
MySpace really made us publicly rank our friends from 1 – 8
— Can’t Beat Us. (@MarkisDubya) November 10, 2018
I miss being 6 and my biggest stress being what color to paint my nails on the Manicuranda game pic.twitter.com/ym2xgo1ciT
— Lizzie McGuire (@ImLizzieM) November 8, 2018