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Twitter lets you go back in time to any day and any year you want

Twitter in 2018 isn’t exactly the cheeriest of online platforms. Let’s be honest, it never has been, comprising an endless stream of rants, complaints, quarrels and boasts from millions of people all around the world, all of whom are 100% correct 100% of the time.

However, comedy is tragedy plus time (apparently). Sadly, we haven’t found a way to transport you 10 years into the future. We can, however, take you back in time… on Twitter.

The former CTO of Kickstarter, Andy Baio, this week posted a fun link that lets you see your Twitter timeline as it would have looked a decade ago.

It’s a fun find that takes you back to a version of the site that didn’t even have the Retweet button yet.

A quick look has confirmed that yes, some of the people I follow loved complaining back in 2008 too, but there were less of them on Twitter back then, so it was slightly better. And their updates weren’t getting many Likes, which I’m pretty happy about. Also, I have no idea what they’re talking about, which is quite funny.

Fortunately, there’s a way to go back to any period of time you’d like to go back to, after Twitter’s launch, of course. All you need to do is change the date in the URL.

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