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05/04/2012 by
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Imagine: Social Media In The ’80s & ’90s

Can you imagine what Twitter might have looked like if it was created in the 1980s and Facebook if it was launched in the 1990s? Do you think it would have become as popluar as it is today? Would you have used it? Or were you still in your diapers?

Squirrel-Monkey.com created some crazy short animations of their interpretation of an 80′s Twitter and Facebook in the 90’s. They even made one for the Google lovers…


Twitter’s short character maximum actually seems to make sense if it was from the 80′s when every bit was so expensive. So what would the world famous micro-blogging site look like if it was created during the literal dark ages of the Web?

Check out the Twitter interpretation below:

And what if Facebook was lauched in the 1990s? Well, after seeing this interpretation it can even look stupid… really stupid! Check this VHS tape with the popular science show ‘Wonders of the World Wide Web’ about Facebook.

Back to the 80’s again! Squirrel-Monkey’s interpration of Google in the 80’s goes even beyond a just a video, they even shared the source code (QuickBASIC/QB64)!

We’re not finished yet! We all know that smartphones have accelerated the massive growth of social networking. But smartphones gave us more than just easy social networking: Apps!

Any idea how the popular Angry Birds game would have looked like if it was an 80’s app or home computer game?:

Last but not least: Drawsomething was launched when the Hipsters scene really started (by the way, do you still draw something?)

So now for real: do you believe any of the interpretations could really have made it the 80’s or 90s? And if so, do you believe if brands also would have embraced it as a new communication medium?

Source: ICON&Co, Squirrel-Monkey
Source image 80’s iPhone : The Mobile Phone Massif

 

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