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Oct 20, 2019

30 Ways Teen Culture Has Changed In The Last Ten Years

From scene girls to eBoys.

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1. In 2009, all the ~artsy~ girls used the editing site Picnik.

2. Now, we have VSCO Girls.

3. In 2009, "Tik Tok" was a chart-topping hit by Kesha.

you know there's a generation gap when kids are talking about tik tok and you realize they're not talking about the pop classic Tik Tok by Kesha released in 2009

4. Now, it's this app.

Okay this has to be one of the best tiktok videos I’ve seen yet 😭 #avengers

5. In 2009, the most popular YouTube video was Susan Boyle's Britain's Got Talent audition.

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6. In 2019, it's the music video for Daddy Yankee and Snow's "Con Calma".

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7. In 2009, being "scene" was this huge thing.

8. Now, the scene/emo/goth equivalent is an eBoy/eGirl.

9. In 2009, teens were still channeling Clueless, saying, "As if!"

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10. Now, everyone's channeling Jasmine Masters with "And I OOP—."

11. In 2009, teens were bopping to "Run This Town" by Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West.

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12. These days, everyone's streaming a different song about a town.

13. In 2009, the go-to pose was duck lips and a peace sign.

14. Now, it's all about posing to ~accentuate~ your ass.......ets.

15. In 2009, the It Girls™ were Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.

Fox

16. Now, it's Kylie and Kendall Jenner.

E!

17. And in 2009, the It Couple™ was Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner.

New Line Cinema

18. Now, it's Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner.

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19. In 2009, Annoying Facebook Girl was a popular meme.

20. Today, the reigning Meme Queen™ is Kombucha Girl.

me trying to decide within 30 seconds of meeting a man if we’re going to get married

21. In 2009, makeup was all about perfecting the smokey eye.

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22. In 2019, it's more so about getting creative with it!!!

23. In 2009, the TV show teens were obsessed with was Glee.

Fox

24. Now, it's Riverdale.

The CW

25. In 2009, Mariah Carey's "Obsessed" was a major diss track.

26. And ten years later, it's a viral dance challenge on TikTok.

@ayamastar @LilNasX nah this is the original version😃

27. In 2009, the controversial YouTube video was Miley Cyrus rapping about why she quit Twitter.

28. In 2019, the most controversial YouTube video was the whole James Charles/Tati Westbrook fiasco.

29. In 2009, teens couldn't get enough of The Office.

NBC

30. And lastly, in 2019, teens........still can't get enough of The Office.

please watch another show i’m begging you https://t.co/cR6SWnrgTO

Which aspects of 2009 teen culture do you miss? Which from 2019 do you love? Let us know in the comments below!

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