The Hipster Effect » then and now Identity, society and work in the age of perpetual connectivity Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:35:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Then and now: comic edition /2012/01/11/then-and-now-comic-edition/ /2012/01/11/then-and-now-comic-edition/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2012 21:08:15 +0000 Sophy Bot /?p=500 more]]> This week marked a first in my 17 years of internet use: my mom forwarded me a legitimately funny email (and one that originated on Reddit, to boot). The email in question contained a bunch of then and now comics and, coming from somebody whose leisure internet usage consists of family photos on Facebook and prolonged solitaire battles (I love you mom), it was surprisingly zeitgeist. And so, for a bit of lighter fare here on The Hipster Effect, check out this selection of Then and Now comics depicting just how different an internet-enabled society really is.



The Reddit-spawned original (curiously enough, my mom's version was missing the bottom row)



I feel this kid's Transformers-induced pain



The golden rule does not apply to piracy



Modern birthdays: Tweets over Twister



Rarity = excitement



Globalization ain't no thang



The changing form of distraction


…and finally, an unrelated bonus comic:



Got any more? Post them in the comments.

Image credits: Reddit, Smilorama, Endless Origami, Failbook, Techno Tuesday, Rage comics, XKCD


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