I did my first #tbt post a few weeks ago and I have to say the response was enjoyable. People I knew back from when the picture was taken were sending me messages for a few days about how it brought back memories. Hearing from all those people and remembering the times when we used to hang out was fun. So I get it. I get the appeal.
According to the Instagram Blog, there are over 127 million pictures tagged with #tbt and #throwbackthursday. It also seems I’m not as cool as I used to be because #tbt is so 2011 (ish).
Apparently Urban Dictionary added the definition for Throwback in 2003 with Throwback Thursday added in 2012. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact emergence of the hashtag, but most articles on the matter cite February 2011 as the probable timeframe.
I wonder what the next hashtag trend will be? Maybe I’ll give that one a shot earlier.
In the meantime enjoy some celebrity throwbacks.