The early 2000s were a truly magical time, filled with instant messaging, texting on your new flip phone, and reapplying your sparkliest sticky lip gloss for your crush who worked at the mall.
As we ushered in a new decade — after it was widely believed technology wouldn’t live to see 2000, thanks Y2K — new trends came about that you have probably forgotten about… until now.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane…
Riding in on the wave of late 1990s popularity were pop queens Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Mariah Carey, joined by the likes of boybands Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC.
For those who were less pop and more punk, Avril Lavigne, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and My Chemical Romance were probably more your speed.
Technology was just beginning to boom and make its way into more households with more personal devices being released.
As a new generation of users grew up, the need for better data transmissions became evident, and so 3G was born, bringing on an onslaught of new mobile phones including the Sidekick, Motorola Razr, and Blackberry. These early-generation smartphones had limited capabilities at the time in an age before apps, but got the job done when it came to setting the hottest ringtones for your phone and sending texts to your friends.