For most of us, 2007 really doesn’t seem like it was that long ago, but if you look back in time and compare 2007 to 2017, you’ll see that a lot has changed (like really a lot). From social media to fashion to the Kardashians to even the way we eat and prepare our food, the past ten years has brought the world a whirlwind of changes. Looking back, 2007 seems like it was a calmer and more innocent time. 2007 showed us the early days of Facebook and Twitter, a lack of celebrity social media feuds, and no Instagram filters in sight.
It’s inevitable that things in the world change over a period of ten years, but it’s hard to notice these differences when you’re just going through the motions of your regular life.
Believe me, a lot has happened since 2007, and these 20 pictures will show you just how much has changed.
Fashion in 2007 showed us a lot of tacky attire, low-rise jeans, Von Dutch T-shirts and popped collars.
Today, it’s all about the printed tees and crop tops with social media worthy lines on them.
In 2007, we stuck to our regular Mars Bars or yummy KitKat chocolates, because why complicate something that’s already so delicious?
Ten years later, and apparently spaghetti donuts are a thing?!
In 2007, Facebook consisted of pictures of your friends and family and was a way to communicate and share with the people in your life.
Today, Facebook consists of posts with people arguing about politics, clickbait articles and people airing their dirty laundry for the whole world to see.
Makeup used to be simple, subtle and sweet in the late 2000’s.
In 2017, the world of makeup seems to have turned upside down and inside out. From ridiculously drawn on eyebrows to the advent of contouring to applying makeup with unusual tools like rubber coats, it’s clear that a lot has changed. Does anyone remember what good old natural beauty even looks like anymore?
In 2007, Ugg boots were just becoming the name of the game. Everyone wanted them and everyone was wearing them. They were cute, fashionable and extremely warm on your feet.
Today, people will wear just about anything if society or social media tells them it’s “cool”. From clothing that looks fit for the dumpster, to sandals made out of denim…a lot has changed in fashion since 2007.
Selfies in 2007 were often taken with digital cameras or flip phones. People only took them once in awhile, and the image would usually turn up blurry or at a horrible angle.
Today we’re living in a selfie generation, and people will stop at nothing to get that perfect shot.
In 2007, not many people seemed to care too much about the amount of grease and fast food they were consuming on a daily basis. Although it can be argued that the health kick started in the 2000’s, we can definitely all agree that the past ten years has shown us a change in the way we all eat our food.
Today, it’s more about staying fit and eating greens. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!
Twitter in 2007 showed us the role that social media can play in politics and pop culture.
Today…well, let’s just say that times have definitely changed.
In 2007, Brexit was not on anyone’s radar. In fact, if anyone even mentioned the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, they would have probably been met with laughs and ridicule.
Who would have thought that ten years later the United Kingdom would completely withdraw from the European Union?
In 2007, the beauty and hilarity that are memes were just being introduced to the Internet. They were creative, original and absolutely hilarious.
Now, ten years later, it seems like we’re all running out of good or new material, and the memes (along with a lot of other things people post on social media) are just getting weirder and weirder…