Warning: Watching Teens React to ’90s Internet Will Make You Feel Old
If you’ve never watched the viral video series Teens React, let us introduce you to your newest YouTube obsession. In many of them, teens react to things you probably like now and loved way back when. Only, they’re often witnessing them for the first time. And (spoiler alert) often what you think is awesome, they think is suuuper lame.
In the latest, teenagers are forced to watch an informational “Internet Guide” video from the ‘90s. They’re understandably horrified (you will be, too) and can’t believe that these bowl-cutted boys and permed girls are having an in depth conversation about how to use the Internet to research Egypt for a school project. Hey, their three-year-old nieces and nephews have iPads, even toddlers would react by throwing shade on a family guffawing over what a “web page” is.
These kids are hilarious and so freakin’ savvy — they scold the actors in the video for using Internet Explorer, equate how intuitive computers are with “just knowing” how to operate a fridge and even admit “I can’t remember a time when I haven’t touched a keyboard.” We thought we were early adapters (and we were) but we forget that this gen literally came out of the womb surfing the web. They just never had to suffer through the sound and wait of logging on with a dial-up modem. Until they had to listen to it for this video — watch their ears bleed (Muahaha, how do you like it, you ungrateful little twerps! JK, you’re our future and we love you <3) below:
“What would I be doing in the ‘90s?! It’s hard to wrap your head around these things…” Sigh, #kidsthesedays.
Do you remember the first time you logged on? What’s your earliest www memory?