To quote the iconic rapper Slick Rick ‘Hey Young World‘, with Christmas fast approaching it’s at times like this where I take a moment to reflect on life’s peculiar intricacies.
Keywords being; ‘reflect’ and ‘time’…. ‘Time’, in particular, is a daunting thing right? As cliche as it may sound, time really does fly by.
When you sit back and really think about how we a society have progressed – or regressed – it really does boggle the mind.
Think about it, 10 years ago we didn’t have access to apps like Angry Birds and Tinder to keep us occupied while we sit on the toilet.
Even something like WhatsApp, which is so ingrained in regards to how we communicate with each other that we couldn’t possibly imagine life without it, is barely 10 years old.
So in that respect, we’re about to blow your collective little minds and present to you…
A List Of Things That Did Not Exist On Christmas Day 10 Years Ago
Uber – Launched in 2009
Airbnb – Established in 2008
Instagram – Launched in 2010
Snapchat – Launched in 2011
Bitcoin – Established in 2009
iPad – Launched in 2010
Facebook Messenger App – Launched 2011
Kickstarter – Founded in 2009
Pinterest – Launched in 2010
App Store – Released in 2008
Angry Birds – First game released in 2009
Google Chrome – Released in 2008
WhatsApp – Released in 2009
Candy Crush – Released in 2012
Alexa – Released in 2014
Tinder – Released in 2012
Apple Watch – Introduced in 2015
Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes – First brewed in 2015
I don’t about you but that list has made me feel well old. Someone get me out of here, take me back to the 90s, please.