Differences between 90s vs Today

Remember those days back when the kids would be playing outside and having FUN with their friends?

Well, let’s just say, technology has taken over the world pretty much.

Which gave me an interesting idea. Why not compare and see how different things have changed over the years?

In the end, I will link some videos that I got inspiration from for writing this post.

But hey?

Are you a 90s kid?

Comparisons of the 90s Vs Today

Games (Toys) 

The 90s – Board games, card games, Barbie dolls, Tamagotchi & bubblegum machines
Today – Frozen, app games, Monster High, LEGO, Hatchimals, Shopkins & DC vs Marvel.

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The 90s – Cell or Flip phones, Mp4 players, Walkman & Portable CD players
Today – iPhones, iPods, laptops, kindles, PC, Tablets, gaming computers

Video Games

The 90s – Sega Genesis, Game Boy, Atari & Nintendo Virtual Boy
Today – PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Wii U & Nintendo 3DS

Kids & Teenagers spending their weekends or after schools

The 90s – Outside
Today – Inside (mostly)

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Kid shows

The 90s – Looney Tunes, Goosebumps, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Sailor Moon, Bill Nye The Science Guy, Barney & Friends
Today – Monster High, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Sesame Street, Power Rangers & The Octonaut


The 90s – The dial-up sound when connecting to the internet, AOL for messaging & Yahoo
Today – Wi-Fi & fast internet, Social Media, Facebook, Instagram, #Hashtags & Memes


The 90s – Backstreet Boys, Destiny’s child, CD albums, TLC, MC Hammer, Spice Girls & Whitney Houston
Today – Adele, Drake, Justin Bieber, Spotify, Itunes, Pandora & Psy
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The 90s – Pillow fights, gossiping, truth or dare, dance parties & lip syncing to the latest songs
Today – More texting, “what is the Wi-Fi password?”, Netflix & glued to the phone
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The 90s – Call over a home phone, walk over to their friend’s house & meet up accidentally, shopping or chilling at a mall
Today – Text them that they are coming over, Social media & meet up at a cafe (such as Starbucks)
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The 90s – Walk to the cinema & watch over VHS
Today – Netflix, DVDs & Blu-ray


The 90s – Crazy, full & bright, fanny packs, baggy jeans, scrunchies, sandals & Chokers
Today – Half naked & shorter, designer bags, skinny jeans, buns, high heels, Nike & Adidas

I love this movie! An all-time favourite!!

Makeup & Beauty

The 90s – Natural, less, glittery & bright
Today – Smokey, full on, bold & dark

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The 90s – Old camera & picture of full body shots with friends or family
Today – Phones with front view cameras, close up portrait & duck face

Halloween costumes

The 90s – Full costumes relatable to a monster
Today – Sluttier

In class

The 90s – Passing notes secretly to friends
Today – Texting in class (add the emojis)

Which generation would you be in?

After doing research on this list, I think I rather stay in today’s generation.


Today’s generation is easier. What I mean by easier is how easy you can get connected to the net, how easier it is to contact friends and how easier it is to connect to the world (you guys ;D).
The only con is that kids today are so stuck into technology and so many people age 13-26 are becoming more “mature” earlier on.

Where did I get my inspiration from?


What about you guys? Which generation would you be in and why?

Also, if you have any more to add to the list, feel free to comment that also!

Have a wonderful day ~

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Author: zyrakuma

Hi! I’m Ellen and I’m a student who blogs about lifestyle, self-wellbeing, productivity & relationship advice to make your life as simple and stress-free. I love art and playing video games. I have a pet duck (yes, I did do a post on that) and I’m currently studying Graphic Design since I have an interest in designs.

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