we had a great time looking through old things. internet presence in the early 2000s was just G R E A T - early days of social networking and social media.
here's a list of my movement through these sites (in order of account creation)
- MySpace - probably around 2002
- i moved from one side of the world to another when i was 16. i made an account in MySpace to stay connected with my friends back home.
- AsianAvenue - definitely 2003
- no need to think about why i had one - e v e r y o n e had an account in high school! everyone who wanted to have a fire layout needed to understand a tiny bit of html or at least learn how to steal someones code. of course, we also learned how to stop someone from right-clicking our pages.
|a portion of it says:|
"im at it again. spiral notebooks and 0.5 pilot gelpens. volume III. here we go."
i guess my precious layout did not survive the end of AA.
- LiveJournal - 2004 & back again for a little bit in 2012 & 2013
- it seemed like a few people had moved on from AsianAvenue (or AA as we called it) and people were linking their LJ accounts to their AA. i started to like livejournal because i was done with the html and i really just wanted to write about anything and everything. i feel i like this was when i really started opening up to the internet. maybe it helped that i was able to lock my account and make it private.
|this is a trick to make a post "stick" to the top - you would enter a date in the future.|
i remember thinking, "oh yeah, 2020 seems far enough"
its legit two years away from now.
- Blogger - 2008
- i left LJ to go public again. im not 100% sure why i chose blogger but here we are in 2018, and im still here. ten years. wow. i didnt even realize until i started writing this. how fitting.
- Tumblr - 2009
- tumblr came into the scene in 2007 and 2 years later i was on that bandwagon too. that reblog feature was just straight fire. i left briefly to go back to blogger, but then the instagram integration with tumblr was shipped and i was right back into it.
i jumped between livejournal, blogspot, and tumblr for a few years. i think went to the platform that served my purpose best. honestly, i still have access to all three.
aside from these, i was an early adopter of twitter, facebook, gmail, and instagram. i remember when facebook only allowed sign-ups with official university/college email addresses. AND, remember when gmail required an invite for you to create an account?
wow. im just dating myself now.
if you would like to take a trip down internet memory lane, i invite you to find your old accounts using the Wayback Machine.
i will end this post with my first instagram post dated november 04, 2010 (instagram was released october 2010).