Rewind·Posted on Jan 4, 202137 Things We All Did On Facebook In 2009 That We Thought Were Cool But Were Definitely NotKids today don't understand.by Hannah MarderBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink I remember Facebook's start like it was yesterday... Dan Kitwood / Getty Images As soon as I turned 13, I wrote my mom a strongly worded letter asking if I could get a Facebook. As long as I didn't put up a profile picture and she could approve all friend requests, I was allowed to make an account. Sometimes in the night, I wake up in a cold sweat remembering all the stuff I did on Facebook. No...the stuff WE did. If you'd like to take a walk down cringe lane, allow me to take you back... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF New Line Cinema 1. Remember those photos where you would tag your friends as different characters? Facebook / Disney How were "the blonde" and "the ginger" full-on identities? 2. Although my worst nightmare was to be tagged in one of these: Facebook I never replied. It was always someone I went to dance class with and barely knew. 3. Or, god forbid, a NOTE: u/skimskimskim / Reddit / Via reddit.com These were like chain emails but worse. 4. Especially if it was a poem: u/lessdothisshit / Reddit / Via reddit.com I truly wish I could go back in time to a moment when I had not read the above poem. 5. I guess it was kind of nice to be tagged in stuff like this: Facebook Unless, of course, you were one of the nontrue friends. 6. Or this, even though it's definitely cringey, looking back: Facebook Someone needs to go back in time to 2010 and tell them that bejeweled sweatsuits won't be cool in the future. 7. Remember the people who would post "LMS" statuses? Facebook Did people actually follow through with these? I never liked them. 8. And how we used to end every status with "textit<3" or "cellme"? Hannah Marder / Facebook And start them with "is." 9. Or just post a vague song lyric: Hannah Marder / Facebook The original subtweet. 10. Or, even worse...post a picture of ourselves with a dramatic song lyric that did not apply to the photo: Facebook My friend used to get so annoyed when people would use "white lips, pale face, breathing in the snowflakes" as a caption on snow photos, since the lyrics are pretty clearly about cocaine and not snow. 11. Remember mirror selfies with the flash on? Alessandra Pace / Getty Images Why did we never turn off the flash? 12. Or the classic duck face and peace sign? Casarsaguru / Getty Images I don't know about you guys, but I NEVER looked cute when I did this. 13. We got minion memes a bit later on: u/Obi--Wan_Kenobi / Reddit / Via reddit.com Why do minions always hate their family/wife? 14. But nothing compares with early Facebook memes: u/SwirlStick / Via reddit.com Bonus points if it was the above quote but the minions version. 15. Why did we feel the need to post quotes like this and tag our friends?? View this post on Facebook Claypotideas / Facebook Save that for the group chat. 16. Or post pictures of words written in the sand? Cristian H. Gomez / Getty Images It was always "love" or "summer." Or your name. 17. Or spell out words with our hands? Hannah Marder / Facebook Why were we obsessed with the word "love"? 18. Or make hearts with our hands? Martin-dm / Getty Images This was just a precursor to doing sorority symbols with your hands in college. 19. Remember how we always logged on to our Facebook accounts at the Apple Store? Facebook And sometimes forgot to log back out... 20. Why did we like SO MANY random pages?? Hannah Marder / Facebook And why were there entire pages just for one joke? Couldn't that just be a status? What did belonging to that page do for us? 21. Nothing makes me cringe now like a Picnik-edited photo: Hannah Marder / Facebook That's me on the left. Peep the side bangs. 22. Except maybe photos from Photo Booth with filters so strong, you could barely see them: Margaret Marder / Facebook ~So artsy.~ 23. Or the ones that distorted your face: Facebook Not the most flattering. 24. Did anyone else make endless FaceInHole pics, or was that just me?? Hannah Marder / Facebook I thought I looked so hot, and it wasn't even me. 25. Among my fondest Facebook memories are when people I didn't like got hacked, although the notifications with them selling shoes at discount prices were annoying: Facebook One time, a family friend got hacked and they changed her name to "Kelly Kicksluver," and I still laugh about it. 26. Why did we think people wanted to see our feet? Getty ^At least they're not all Converse in that picture. 27. Or our faces staring down at them in a circle? Martin-dm / Getty Images Kind of creepy. 28. Or us lying on the grass with friends? Westend61 / Getty Images Who was taking these photos? 29. And did we really think that these pages asking to bring back the old versions of Facebook would work? Facebook Also, does anyone remember the Jake and Amir sketch on this? 30. I shudder to remember the time we all posted Disney characters as our profile pictures: Walt Disney Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection I picked Belle, of course. 31. Remember getting into epic poke wars? u/Taco_tower / Reddit / Via reddit.com Also, remember the word "epic"? 32. And all the memes about poke wars? u/tootsiesprunkles / Reddit / Via reddit.com Also, this meme format. 33. And uploading 80,000 blurry pictures after going to a concert? Hannah Marder / Facebook ^Yes, this is from a Taylor Swift concert. My first, actually. 34. I am saddened to see that the "most people will scroll past this" posts are still a staple among the older crowd on Facebook: Facebook Who starts these?? 35. I really don't think anyone wanted to see the screenshots of the Skype sessions we were always posting: Leopatrizi / Getty Images ^They were usually a lot blurrier than this, too. 36. Or of our high scores in Flappy Bird: Hannah Marder / Facebook ^Okay, but this was a pretty good score. 37. And finally, chain statuses we would post so that Facebook "couldn't use our pictures": Facebook Oh, sweet summer children. We really thought Facebook wasn't already using our photos/info. Whew, what a time. What cringey things do you remember from early Facebook? Let me know in the comments below!