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Twitter Remembers Simpler Times With #BeforeFacebookI Hashtag

by Devin Coldewey /
A logo of Twitter is pictured next to the logo of Facebook in this September 23, 2014 illustration photo in Sarajevo. Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping the authorities police the Web. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/FilesDado Ruvic / Reuters

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Social media is a big part of our online lives now, but some of us remember the days before we had Facebook to remind us of birthdays, help us track down old friends and crushes, and show us pictures of babies and lunches.

Related: Time Wasted on Facebook Could Be Costing Us Trillions in Lost Productivity

On Facebook's 12th birthday (being celebrated there as "Friends Day"), Twitter is having fun with the #BeforeFacebookI tag, where people are riffing on how we ever got by without the ubiquitous social network. Here are a few standouts.

What did you do before Facebook? Chime in on the conversation with #BeforeFacebookI.

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