With #CanWeBringBack, Twitter Proves Nostalgia Has a Short Shelf Life

The good old days were actually not that long ago

Lots of people on Twitter want to bring Firefly back. (Photo: Twitter)
Lots of people on Twitter want to bring Firefly back. (Photo: Twitter)

It’s become a cliché to talk about “the good old days,” but the truth is that for most millennials the good old days were actually not that long ago—like, 2004.

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This strange but true phenomenon was proven on Wednesday morning when the hashtag #CanWeBringBack began trending on Twitter. Though some users reminisced about bygone eras, most rooted their wishes in the relatively recent past:

https://twitter.com/rachel_fandom/status/664472753760694272

https://twitter.com/Moreno/status/664475353935536128

https://twitter.com/GarretsonCL/status/664484169221730304

https://twitter.com/FalkoRademacher/status/664481237541724160

This type of nostalgia isn’t all bad—at least in the early 2000s, we could watch Shia LaBeouf in Holes rather than watching him watch Holes.

With #CanWeBringBack, Twitter Proves Nostalgia Has a Short Shelf Life