“It’s just not the same anymore.”
Some may say that the 2000s were a simpler time. It was the era of MTV’s TRL, Blockbuster, and low-rise jeans. While some trends are meant to stay in the 2000s, others are missed, at least according to Reddit.
“Blockbuster and other film rental places. There was something magical about going in and running around the aisles with your friends or just cruising on your own, picking up anticipated titles and also something that just caught your eye.”
“The internet of the late ’90s and early 2000s was the best. Napster, newsgroups, flash games, forums, no social media or data-harvesting bullshit. Just awesome.”
“I miss old YouTube where people posted original one-take crappy videos. Now we have all these ‘professional’ YouTubers, and it’s just not the same anymore.”
“AIM. Texting isn’t the same. You can’t leave away messages, sign off and on, or edit your profile.”
“Renting a video game for the week was super fun.”
“I miss my Nickelodeon alarm clock. Why wake up to an ear-piercing electronic chime when you could start your day with the sound of a cartoon spring and slam a giant red button?”
“Flip phones. A few friends and I agree that if it weren’t for a few key features on smartphones, we’d love to go back to them. If a flip phone had a good GPS and access to Spotify, I’d be down.”
“Game console with cartridges. Loved swapping those with others.”
“Things being themed. Back in the 2000s, you would get a doll-shaped sharpener with accessories, brushable hair, AND somehow candy in there too — and the thing was still portable.”
“When MTV, VH1, and BET had actual music.”
“Skateboarding and everything it brought with it. Skateboard games, skate, pop punk, skate fashion, extreme sports, and movies.”
“Roll-on scented body glitter from Bath & Body Works.”
Are there any 2000s trends not on this list that you miss? Tell me in the comments below!