Nov 7, 2023, 01:51 PM IST
90s kids belonged to a generation that witnessed the initial days of social media. Orkut, Facebook and more, we were there for it all. Learning to navigate the online world, we did some things which in hindsight were pretty cringey. How many of these did you do?
Overuse of glittery and animated GIFs on personal blogs and social media profiles. Another aspect of this was using pictures of random celebrities or animated characters as our profile pictures.
Engaging in cringey online arguments or "flame wars" in chat rooms or early internet forums over trivial topics.
Participating in chain emails and forwarding them to friends and family, often involving superstitious beliefs or unrealistic promises of good luck.
Using cringey and exaggerated usernames and email IDs, often incorporating random numbers, symbols, or excessive capitalisation. No kidding, my first email had the word 'cool' in it...very uncool!
Creating awkward and overly dramatic online diary entries, often sharing personal details and teenage angst with the world.
Sharing overly emotional song lyrics or poetry as status updates or in online profiles, often without context or explanation.
Posting cringe-worthy selfies or awkwardly edited photos using primitive filters and effects available on photo editing applications like YouCam. Today, these filters are outdated and thank god for that.