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Things in your lifetime that have been "global"

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So, clearly Corona.

I don't really count Ebola or bird flu or swine flu.

 

In my life, the only other thing I can think that was this big of a deal was Y2K.

 

Any of you guys got any others?

 

Maybe the housing bubble bursting?  

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The wedding of Charles & Diana.

 

Desert Storm

 

9/11

 

Obama's election

 

The premiere of Avengers: Endgame

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6 minutes ago, BIG ERN said:

The no fans of March Madness 2020. What an over reaction 

 

It isn't. And sadly, we're all going to find out how it's the right call.

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48 minutes ago, skers83 said:

H.I.V

Wow, good call.  I was super young when that became major news here in the states.

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48 minutes ago, knapplc said:

The wedding of Charles & Diana.

 

Desert Storm

 

9/11

 

Obama's election

 

The premiere of Avengers: Endgame

9/11, great call.

 

I didn't think of movies...but When I was a kid one of the Star Trek movies came out and we happened to be by a theater.  The line must have wrapped around the entire building, it was unreal.

 

I don't really remember the wedding...I remember when she died.  That was crazy huge.

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Could you imagine Y2K with the social media we have now?  My god, I mean...we were already thinking it was going to be like going back to the stone age...

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1990 — the Internet (sure it "started" in 1983.  But wasn't widely used until about 1990)

2004 — Facebook 

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The Macarena

 

EDIT - also, Oppa Gangam Style or whatever that song was called

 

Everyone in the world heard these songs. Crazy.

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9 minutes ago, NUance said:

2004 — Facebook 

 

Curious what you mean by this one. Facebook was exclusively for Harvard, then for Ivy League schools and a few others in 2004. Was still exclusively only accessible via college email until 2007 I think.

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1 minute ago, Landlord said:

 

Curious what you mean by this one. Facebook was exclusively for Harvard, then for Ivy League schools and a few others in 2004. Was still exclusively only accessible via college email until 2007 I think.

 

Yeah, since you were born after 2007 I guess it doesn't apply to you.  

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I know we are all thinking it but I will say it...

 

Nude girls on the internet (plus a super slow connection at the dorms at UNL) made for some interesting times!

 

I am going to throw CD's on the list...I was really into tapes (not as much records) but CD's were a game changer...a short one...but still.

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9 minutes ago, teachercd said:

I know we are all thinking it but I will say it...

 

Nude girls on the internet (plus a super slow connection at the dorms at UNL) made for some interesting times!

 

I am going to throw CD's on the list...I was really into tapes (not as much records) but CD's were a game changer...a short one...but still.


Obviously Betamax makes your GLOBAL event list too then. :lol:

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