Before Facebook was popularized in Vietnam and rose to the position of the number one social network, dominating the majority of Vietnamese users, it was in the period before the 2010s that Yahoo was the absolute attachment to the world’s generation of internet users. “old” system. Most internet users at that time had a Yahoo Mail mailbox, a Yahoo chat nick, a 360 Blog… Those were things that later Gen Z had a hard time understanding.
When I look back at the sounds that have been associated with the youth of the 7x – 9x generation, I realize that we are really old. Surely internet users at that time still could not forget the legendary advertisement, even Yahoo Vietnam included in its chat application. Screams of “Tmmmmmmm” – “Yes mom!” – “Crying, crying, crying all the time” really became a classic of our “old people” class back then.
With Yahoo, we have BUZZ, we have KISS… there’s Yoyo and Cici, there are emojis that have become legendary that many users still use today, even though it doesn’t show up on the following social networking platforms. these are like “=)))”, “:-j”, “~:>”… Those are definitely characters that our old generation can never forget because it is deeply embedded in the subconscious, sometimes used “push out” as a natural reflex.
At that time, the Yahoo, Zing Me … were great chat tools, social networks. But then all the fun ends before the strong wave of Facebook, Messenger, Telegram … later. Although Yahoo is “dead”, there are certainly memories of a golden age, a time when classic chat nicks were born like “changbankem_yeu_nanglolem” or “nobita_chayhonda_timxuka”…
It is a sky of memories, where our generation was once spent. Surely many people still haven’t forgotten about “going to the net shop” to chat webcam with friends or find new friends through “chat room”. Those are things that later Gen Z can’t understand, can’t know or most of the younger generation have never experienced. Looking back now, we see that we are already old.