It's kind of terrifying to realize that 2007 was an entire ten years ago. That's an entire decade. Kids born in 2007 are now in double digits of age. It's also insane to realize how different the world was in just ten years time. For instance, today, we probably wouldn't consider these turtle names. Well, maybe we would. Giraffe is the clear winner for a turtle name. We thought Jessica Simpson would have a certain ring to it, too.
There is perhaps nothing more 2007 than what's encapsulated in just one photo. Look at that desktop monitor. Look at that McDonald's flash game. Look at what it's being played in - Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer was, after all, the ONLY way to explore the internet back then.
Remember when if you had Ed Hardy stuff, you were really cool? Your pencil cases and fanny packs all had that tiger on them. Or if not the tiger, just some completely wacky design that today you'd likely not be caught dead in even if you secretly still love them.
The studded belt in this picture says it all. This selfie was probably taken for her MySpace profile. And check out that phone. There was a time before iPhones were invented? And it was ten years ago? It's hard to imagine life without them.
This is a photo of flip phones taking a photo of Pete Wentz, who is probably somewhere getting paid to be the personification of the year 2007. Concerts back then weren't full of people taking Snapchats because, well, we didn't have it. Did another flip phone take a picture of these flip phones?
This is a picture of a little girl with her Hannah Montana and High School Musical Dolls. She got both worlds and combined them to make the best of both worlds after all. She really bopped her way to the epitome of 2007. We applaud you, little girl. We applaud you.
There was nothing cooler than wearing a band T-shirt back then. Do you hear us? Nothing. Except possibly having different colored streaks dyed into your hair. Wait a minute, that's still in style. What year are we in?
We have time warped all the way back an entire decade. Bless whoever decided to save this screenshot. They reminded us of what YouTube used to look like, and what better lives we're now living. There was also Windows XP. We've come a long way, guys.
It happened to the best of us. 2007, we mean. What kind of phone is this? Even Kim Kardashian lived in a world with sliding phones and no touch screens. Will we be looking back in 2027 and laughing about how ridiculous our iPhone X looks?
The recipe for a picture from 2007: a tube top. A denim skirt. And a LiveStrong bracelet. You were definitely the cool kid in class if you were wearing one of those yellow pieces of plastic around your wrist. We think the quilt might be from 1907, though.
Denim jackets were all the rage. Wait, that's another thing that's still all the rage. We guess some things never change. Except the fact that this selfie was probably taken using a digital camera and a mirror instead of a forward facing camera, because back then the struggle was real.
We can't really tell what's happening in this picture, because in 2007 we didn't exactly have the best picture quality. In fact, we were lucky when our flip phones had cameras on them at all, really. That's a lot of flip phones in one picture.
RIP, MySpace. Now it's all about Facebook. Or is it all about Instagram? We don't know, there's a lot to keep up on these days. What's the next social media giant that we're going to look back on in ten years and laugh about?
This girl is truly winning 2007.That iPod was the most coveted item of the year. Combine that with a High School Musical cake, and we really can't imagine anything better. Except for the cool coloring book and purse.
Excuse me, who is this? We're not sure. Oh, you're telling me it's Taylor Swift? We're not sure we believe you. Where are these cowboy boots now? And the long curly hair? She traded teardrops on her guitar for starbucks lovers.