The hashtag #TodaysKidsWilNeverKnow merged the eager to please and quick to use format of social media, adorned with the lingo and images of the bygone era of older Millenial children, the 1990s. The tag invited all ’90s children, and even those of the ’80s, to scour the internet for memes and pictures that recalled the cartoons, shows and snacks we loved. More impressively, those that participated also included the little things that truly evoke of a time before Netflix and when The Real World was the most important non-music series on MTV, such as those Scholastic book fairs at elementary school and how long that AOL dial-up took, just so you could log into Yahooligans and message boards.
The good ol’ days! They are so missed. I think even then ’90s kids knew how awesome popular culture was and the simplicity of way things were. If it all, we just didn’t know when it would end exactly. The younger generation, with their iPhones and no toys as iconic as Tickle Me Elmo, they’ll never know that for many of us, to make an actual mixtape was to sit by the radio with a cassette in the boombox, wait for your favorite song to play, jam your finger on the record button and later listen to it on your Walkman.
Go head over to Twitter and Instagram to see lots of other #TodaysKidsWillNeverKnow posts. Below are a few of the favorites as they are so many memories from the last of real. Carry on, #90schildren.