10 Years Later, Michael’s Facebook Memory Has Aged Horribly
One of my favorite parts of my day is checking out my Facebook memories. Sad to say it, but it's actually one of the very first things I do, usually before I'm even out of bed.
Today, my memories included a Facebook post I wrote 10 years ago today. Out of all the memories I've seen this one might have aged the worst. The 2011 version of Michael Rock was ranting about Netflix.
"What's up with Netflix," I wrote. "Got a wireless Blu Ray last night and signed up for Netflix. NOT IMPRESSED with the limited selection of movies available for streaming. I feel like I'm browsing a local mom and pop video store circa 1989. Am I missing something?"
Talk about a Facebook post that didn't age well.
Fast forward 10 years and Netflix, in my opinion, is the hottest thing in entertainment. Period. Bigger and better than NBC, ABC, CBS, or FOX. It's the first thing I turn to when I want to relax and watch TV. Honestly, I can't tell you the last time I turned on a traditional television network to watch anything other than a live sports event.
To be fair, Netflix has come a long, long way since those days. Ten years ago, if you wanted to watch a movie from Netflix, they'd mail a DVD to you. And honestly, they didn't offer hit movies on their streaming. Netflix really didn't blow up until the app started showing up on smart TVs.
It's amazing how much my TV habits have changed in the past 10 years.
One of my friends, Devon, made me feel better when she said, "I said this about the internet and email, seems I was a bit off with those, as well."
That reminded me of one of my very favorite videos on YouTube. It's a clip from the year 1994, when Today on NBC was talking about "What is 'internet?'"
It's has aged so poorly that it is a thing of beauty.
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