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The World Wide Web (www) was created by English scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989. If it was a person, it'd probably be just out of university and working a 9-to-5.
And yet, in a short space of time the very fabric of our interactions with one another, the way we get our news and even watch films and series has changed irrevocably.
In light of that, there’s a new hashtag to get you through to the end of the week: #BeforeTheInternetExisted.
It does what it says on the tin. And it’s brilliant.
Here are some highlights:
#BeforeTheInternetExisted this was "the cloud." And it was spectacular. https://t.co/zTUYID6hvT— Nobody Life (@Nobody Life) 1489636680
#BeforeTheInternetExisted there was.... https://t.co/Ls7dhFDNZR— NatashaDolan (@NatashaDolan) 1489654270
#BeforeTheInternetExisted the hashtag was only known as the pound sign. Or a tic tac toe board.— Tyler Winters (@Tyler Winters) 1489639328
This is what a desk looked like... #BeforeTheInternetExisted https://t.co/8KTUrzzK35— SFN (@SFN) 1489651096
It's like a warm bath of nostalgia, isn't it?
#BeforeTheInternetExisted the only trolls were these things https://t.co/msSVScQuNX— Original Rich Dollas (@Original Rich Dollas) 1489633442
#BeforeTheInternetExisted I never worried my toaster was listening in, or that my washing machine and toothbrush were conspiring against me.— Craig Beadle (@Craig Beadle) 1489676406
#BeforeTheInternetExisted saturday morning cartoons made your whole weekend https://t.co/Uo6LSb5Sxg— The Truth (@The Truth) 1489643385
#BeforeTheInternetExisted The President couldn't just tweet baseless criminal accusations against the previous President as if it was fact— The Real Merkins (@The Real Merkins) 1489632822
#BeforeTheInternetExisted People used to hold a verbal conversation at the dinner table.— Tracy Hollowood (@Tracy Hollowood) 1489676606
#BeforeTheInternetExisted people moved on with their lives— OKᒪᗩᕼOᗰᗩ ᗩᑎᑎIᗴ (@OKᒪᗩᕼOᗰᗩ ᗩᑎᑎIᗴ) 1489676418
Okay, so now we just feel old.
#BeforeTheInternetExisted you passed notes in class— Adriana Banuelos (@Adriana Banuelos) 1489636995
#BeforeTheInternetExisted we had no way of knowing if a president didn't understand how apostrophes work.— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1489625296
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