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Vintage Social Media: What Would Twitter Look Like In The 1980s?
April 8, 2012
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The internet plays a major role in our lives these days, but it wasn't so long ago that the world wide web was the province of only hardcore techies and early adopters. The online experience was decidedly different in the 1980s and 1990s, in aspects ranging from aesthetics to functionality.

It's hard to imagine what some of today's most popular online destinations would look like in that context, but thanks to the good people at Squirrel-Monkey.com - who seem to have both a fixation with this idea and possibly a LOT of time on their hands - you can now consider what sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google would be like in the early, crazy days of the internet:

If Twitter Had Been Invented In The 1980s:

If Facebook Had Been Invented In The 1990s:

If Google Had Been Invented In The 1980s:

And, as a non-internet-related-but-still-thematically-related bonus ...

If Angry Birds Were A 1980s Home Computer Video Game:

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