Anyone who lived the Internet from the 2000s knows that the web was a very different world from what we have today. WhatsApp was in the distant future, and MSN was the favorite messenger of users. The most popular social networking post in Brazil, in turn, was occupied by Orkut, which was discontinued in 2014.
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The time was marked by a number of customs, such as "stealing" MSN emoticons, joining countless communities on Orkut, and using messenger status to send snippets of lyrics. These habits have not completely disappeared. Instead, they were transformed as social networks and applications evolved. Recall from the following list seven 2000s customs on the Internet and see how they changed.
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1. Unintentionally catching MSN attention vs Calling WhatsApp
When calling attention on MSN Messenger, the whole screen of the conversation was shaking Photo: Playback / MSN
Being close to the MSN wink button, the attention-grabbing function was often activated by mistake. The feature promoted a real scandal, shaking the screen and making a huge noise. Slips like this happen to this day and continue to embarrass many people. It is common, for example, for WhatsApp users to accidentally call someone when they really just wanted to see the person's profile photo up close. There are also those who use the call feature to call the contact's attention and force the contact to respond faster.
2. Steal MSN Emoticons vs Steal WhatsApp Stickers
Stealing stickers on WhatsApp is common practice among app users. Photo: Helito Beggiora / dnetc
At the time of MSN, emojis were called emoticons. Unlike WhatsApp, Microsoft's messenger allowed you to create keyboard shortcuts for any icon, which streamlined communication. But one thing that didn't change was the habit of stealing these pictures from other contacts: if MSN just right-clicked to save emoticons, on WhatsApp users can save the desired picture by selecting it and clicking the star icon. in the top bar. In both cases, the practice has the same goal: to increase the collection of icons to make conversations more fun.
3. Get Deducted by Orkut vs "Recent Visitors" Get Deduced Like Old Photo
Likes in old photos deduce stalking practice Photo: Divulgao / Facebook
Even before stalkear became a common practice on the Internet, Orkut already allowed its participants to check recent profile visitors. The appeal was a two-way street: those who deactivated it might gossip, but they would not know who visited their page. Nowadays, those who stalke profiles on Instagram or Facebook, for example, face another danger: although social networks do not derive a visit, it is common for users to inadvertently enjoy old photos by scrolling down the feed. The like is an indication that the stalker has done extensive research and is interested in the life of the account owner.
4. Sending indirect with snippet of music on MSN subnick vs Sending indirect by tutes
Tweets are used to send indirect Photo: Arte / dnetc
On MSN, below the nickname (username) was subnick, a small space for the person to type the text they wanted. The course turned out to be the perfect place to send indirect to crush or friends. Thus, often passages of song lyrics were carefully chosen to fulfill this role. The messenger has been discontinued, but the practice of "pinning" other users remains firm and strong. Now, well-known and famous people like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry take advantage of the 280 characters of Twitter posts to send messages to disaffected, ex-boyfriends and crushes.
5. Send testimonial of birthday vs Publish text with dedication and photo
Testimonials tool helps emphasize good user reputation with friends Photo: Reproduction / Orkut
Testimonials were spaces in Orkut profiles reserved for friends to write tribute to the page owner. On birthdays, it was common for congratulation messages to be posted in this section. The texts used to be written with special characters, and contain many bright gifs. With the closure of Orkut and the consequent migration of users to Facebook, the habits changed. The birthday scrapbook became "text" with photos to the honoree. In Instagram Stories, for example, it is common to make a series of posts about the birthday boy.
6. Join various communities on Orkut vs Being in many Facebook groups
Facebook has used product sales groups, rental properties, job search and many others Photo: Elson de Souza / dnetc
Orkut users had a habit of participating in various communities to express their personality and personal tastes. "I hate waking up early," "I love chocolate," and "I'm cool, I'm not giving you a squirt" were some of the most popular. On Facebook, the tone of the groups has changed a bit, but these spaces continue to bring together people who want to exchange experiences and information. Since the variety of groups is large, from college classes to used product sales communities, it is common for users to be in several at the same time.
7. Post what you're listening to on MSN status vs Share music on Instagram stories
Instagram users share Spotify music directly in Stories Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora
Starting with the Windows Live Messenger 11 release, MSN had a built-in Windows Media Player tool that showed, in subnick space, the music the user was currently listening to. It was common for people to carefully select the tracks they played to impress contacts with their musical taste or show how they were feeling. The platforms have changed, but the habit remains: today, the trend is to share the music heard in streaming apps, such as Spotify, Instagram Stories, or even snippet lyrics with the social network music sticker.