15 Things That Used To Be Fun… Until Technology Ruined Them

There are so many things that are great about technology that it’s hard to know where to start. Computers give us instant information and make work, school, and life in general a whole lot easier. Social media allows us to connect with just about anyone in seconds. Cell phones ensure that we will (almost) always be able to reach the people we need. The list goes on and on.

But the same tech things that make our lives easier and more convenient also have a negative side. In fact, in a lot of ways, technology ruins things that used to be great. For me, one of the greatest losses is the decline of magazines, newspapers, and books. When you can read everything online or on a tablet, why buy paper versions of anything? I have a deep appreciation for magazines, newspapers, and books, which is why I’ll never be able to bring myself to read on a tablet – I still get print versions of everything. But I can’t say the same about the majority of the people I know, and that makes me sad.

So when I saw a Reddit thread on this asking “What used to be fun but got ruined by technology?” I knew I had to share it. I love modern technology, but at the same time, I deeply resent it. Whether you agree or not, check out these 15 things that used to be fun until technology ruined them.

Which of these things do you agree with? Which do you disagree with? What did we forget? Tell me in the comments!


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  • ashia

    number 9 is a difference that i feel like no one ,but myself has noticed.i dont have a large friendship circle so i dont hang out often so when i do i want to cherish the moments without always having to fabricate the experience with a group selfie and a facebook/instagram post. its just annoying. unless something very unique happens why do a bunch of twiiter or instagram faces care what you did the past weekend. if most of your social media friends are actually your real life friends then i thik its cool to share what our doing with them.thats not the case though for most people.

  • Dara

    I seriously miss buying teen magazines and flipping through the pages, finding out stuff about your celeb crush that you never knew, and taking quizzes to see which one matched your personality! Now, you can just follow them on FB/Twitter/Vine/Instagram and it makes it less personal :/