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Video Showing What TikTok Would Look Like in the 1980s Is Priceless

We can't stop laughing at this.

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I am not sure how many people today realize it, especially if they weren't alive at the time, but the 1980s laid most of the groundwork for the current world. Personal computers began to join everyday life, cable television started the home entertainment explosion, and the building blocks for the cell phone and internet started to appear. The 80s also saw the slow denouement of the Cold War and the shift in America's focus to domestic spending, along with a return to consumer culture. 

While so much of the modern world has its roots in events 30-plus years ago, it can be difficult to truly capture what life was like in those times. Older movies and TV shows do their part, while nostalgia projects like Stranger Things come close to capturing the spirit, they still leave many questions unanswered. However, this TikTok posted by @mallofamanda give a good glimpse into true everyday life.

I have no idea why anyone would post this to social media, but this is like opening a time capsule from that decade. Silver boom box, pop intro, awkward dancing, and that HAIR, just all cringey memories from the past. Don't laugh if you weren't alive back then - all those videos you make today will age just like this one. 

Commenters got in the way-back machine with this video. Joy Wallace recalled, "Hours were spent in my room making up dances to songs taped off the radio. Good times." "It's not just her. As it turns out, we were all really awkward back then," acknowledged robertlehman835. Queen Caramel Swirl suggested, "This needs to have a duet with a modern teen dancing to see the full scope of what technology has done."