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10 Tech Things We Used To Do 10 Years Ago

Because we still have a New Year's Eve hangover that makes us go all nostalgic, below is a list of techie things we used to do 10 years ago, but not anymore today...or at least not as much as we used to. Prepare to feel old!

Jan 3, 2014
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FHM Nation, 2014 na!

Let that thought sink in for a moment.

It seems like only yesterday when we "survived" the crisis known as the Y2K bug and got the hang of this "social-networking" thing via sites like Friendster and MySpace. Then, just like that, we're already almost midway through the second decade of the 21st century.

Because we still have a New Year's Eve hangover that makes us go all nostalgic, below is a list of techie things we used to do 10 years ago, but not anymore today...or at least not as much as we used to.

Prepare to feel old!


1. Send and receive chain SMS

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 Annoying as it might be, chain text messages were quite popular back in the early-to-mid-2000s. It pop out of nowhere and into your phone, telling you to do something because of reasons ranging from avoiding bad luck to getting the girl of your dreams. Chain SMS still exist today, albeit it's now quite rare, as if the people who made it grew tired of the idea. That or they've already shifted to online bugging.


2. Write a testimonial

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Many of us used to make testimonials or "testis" (and beg ask others to write one for you) for our friends in Friendster, the patok social-networking site before Facebook. It was one of the most popular social-networking features of the past decade, letting you tell others the good points of a certain person. Now, it's a different story. Heck, you can't even make one anymore, no matter how hard you try, simply because Friendster, as we used to know it, is gone.


3. Use WAP

                                 


Before the use of 3G and 4G for mobile surfing became popular, WAP, or Wireless Access Protocol, was the feature of choice for users wanting to go online with their handsets. Want to check out movie schedules? See exclusive content? Play games online with your phone? You could do so ten years ago in pixelized glory! This is why the phrase "I-WAP mo lang 'yan!" was frequently heard. WAP is still included in many phones today, although it's now viewed more as a novelty than something that would make you want to buy something.

NEXT: The era of the Llama!


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