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22 Reasons Life Was Easier In 2005

Remember life without the "seen" tick?

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1. There was no such thing as the Facebook message seen tick.

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2. Because Facebook barely existed at all.

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Because it was still closed to everyone but students at that point.

3. So you didn't spend hours of your life Facebook-stalking people you used to go to school with.

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To see if they've given their kids ridiculous names, mostly.

4. And you didn't have to worry about getting tagged in an awful photo.

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5. There was much less chance of your mum stalking you online.

Unless your mum was on Myspace...
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Unless your mum was on Myspace...

6. And it was a lot harder for future employers to find out everything about you online.

No embarrassing old tweets to find. Although they could find your LiveJournal, which would probably have been more cringeworthy.

7. You never experienced the pain of lying in bed and dropping a smartphone on your face.

Because you weren't up all night on it because phones just weren't as interesting then.
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Because you weren't up all night on it because phones just weren't as interesting then.

8. And you rarely had to worry about smashing your phone screen.

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Because your Nokia 3410 literally never broke.

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9. Autocorrect wasn't constantly ruining your life in texts.

If you fucked up texting on the T9 dictionary it was your own fault.
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If you fucked up texting on the T9 dictionary it was your own fault.

10. And those little grey typing dots weren't constantly giving you anxiety.

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You just sent a text and hoped for a reply.

11. You never had to suffer the pain of accidentally opening the front camera.

When you accidentally open your front camera

12. You were never at risk of sending an ~inappropriate~ Snapchat to the wrong person.

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13. And you didn't have to worry about someone screenshotting it.

14. You didn't have to live with the shame of an accidental Instagram-creeping like.

Yeh you'd have to go look through the photo albums in their house.
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Yeh you'd have to go look through the photo albums in their house.

15. You could go to a goddamn concert without everyone filming it on their phones.

Seriously, stop.
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Seriously, stop.

16. And you rarely had to worry about people in the cinema texting.

People actually tended to turn their phones off then.
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People actually tended to turn their phones off then.

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17. You didn’t have to worry about Netflix taking your favourite show off when you were halfway through a season.

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You just had to go to Blockbuster to rent the boxset.

18. There was no worry of being subtweeted.

When you see someone subtweeting about u

19. You never got lost trying to make plans in a ridiculous group chat.

Because you had to send emails if you wanted to do that and it took longer.
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Because you had to send emails if you wanted to do that and it took longer.

20. And you never woke up to hundreds of notifications that you felt obliged to read through.

My whatsapp notifications today are atrocious 😷

Probably only checked your emails once a day then.

21. You weren't constantly worrying about your phone running out of battery.

How it feels when your phone is at 1%

22. And you didn't have to deal with these fucking things breaking all the time.

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