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Remember life #BeforeTheInternetExisted? 15 ways the world has changed

Since the advent of the internet, the ways we learn, communicate, and wind people up have changed dramatically. But has it been for better or for worse?

Here’s what the world looked like #BeforeTheInternetExisted (beware slow-loading tweets)…

1) Getting stuff done meant going outside *shudders*

https://twitter.com/statuses/842302730114863104

 

2) Conversation flowed freely between mouthfuls of corned beef

https://twitter.com/statuses/842193500548546560

 

3) Long before “stalking” meant browsing an ex’s Facebook profile

https://twitter.com/statuses/842159954878431233

 

4) Imagine Netflix, but actually having to leave your bed

https://twitter.com/statuses/842158364293398528

 

5) The worst fights were about mistakenly taped-over VCRs…

https://twitter.com/statuses/842158336674037760

 

6) ‘Check out this awesome polaroid of my fishfingers’

https://twitter.com/statuses/842153086248484865

 

7) You could send one of these to your mum without feeling totally weird…

https://twitter.com/statuses/842153008037298176

 

8) Telling everyone what you thought about everything was generally considered to be annoying

https://twitter.com/statuses/842151950003113984

 

9) We’d never heard the phrase ‘Katie Hopkins thinks…’

https://twitter.com/statuses/842209816600825858

 

10) ‘Shall we get dinner here?’ ‘Wait, let’s check how good the local telecoms infrastructure is first’

https://twitter.com/statuses/842299718722019328

 

11) Before internet porn made men feel inadequate, we had He-Man

https://twitter.com/statuses/842251521890885632

 

12) We understood that no one wanted to see our personal photo albums

https://twitter.com/statuses/842173952373866496

 

13) Receiving spam was a good thing

https://twitter.com/statuses/842151885234688000

 

14) Getting a degree meant more than spending three years trawling Wikipedia

https://twitter.com/statuses/842181468491272192

 

15) News was more than just a list of Twitter posts…

https://twitter.com/statuses/842321855260307459

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How do you think the world has changed since the internet? Let us know in the comments.

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