How Facebook Has Become A Time Machine

I don’t take pictures off my Instagram.

And I mean pictures of my ex’s and stuff. Why though? Because. It happened. At one point in my life I made the conscious decision to be with these people and taking them off is like trying to delete them. I’m not ashamed about my past. I might be ashamed about some things I said, but I’m not ashamed of who I’ve been with.

It’s amazing how far social media has come though, right? I set up my Facebook back in 2008. That was my freshman year of high school, and now I’m one year removed from college graduation.

Have we even stopped to think about how social media is changing things? My friend Sydney looked back at some old conversations we had in high school and they’re absolutely hysterical. But, again, those conversations have been lying around in my messages ever since those words were written.

Facebook has a memory. You can go back and see what you said to that old girlfriend, or that old friend. It’s insane.

This takes social media way past the linear way many of us look at it. Think about it, our parents never got to save conversations like that. Could they save letters? Sure, but letters aren’t like conversations.

We’re documenting our lives on here. Will Facebook be a way for our kids to look back at who we used to be years ago? Will our kids be able to look at our old messages from when we were teenagers? It’s kind of a weird thought, but why not?

Facebook is still here nine years later, and I doubt it’s going anywhere soon.

Time Hop is a new app that’s just popped up in recent years. It shows you what you posted years ago, and as you can tell this app never would’ve been popular nine years ago because we simply didn’t have any history on Facebook then.

Now we do.

The history of our recent years can be found on Facebook. It’s transcended being a website, or a social media platform. It’s now a time machine. Insane.

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