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18 differences between Bebo and Facebook kids today will never understand

There is only one place bebo stunnahs could exist.


1. On Facebook, if you like a song you can just casually share it with your friends whenever you please

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2. On Bebo, you had to decide *one* song that went in your Flashbox that perfectly summed you up as a human being

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3. On Facebook, you can now react with a ‘love’ on any damn thing you like


4. When Bebo started you had one love a day and giving it out was a big decision


5. On Facebook, you can put any image you like as your cover photo

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6. While on Bebo, you had to choose from a selection of mortifying ‘skins’


7. On Facebook, your friends pop up on the left side of your profile in random order every time

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8. On Bebo, you had to carefully select your top 16 friends like a politician selects allies


9. You can set your relationship status on Facebook to whatever you like

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10. On Bebo, you chose an ‘other half’ which was usually your best friend until one of you started actually going out with someone and you had to awkwardly change it


11. Facebook gives you the ability to look through your friendship with one person and bask in the glorious highlights

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12. On Bebo, you filled out a mortifying ‘friend story’ on each one that actually had check boxes for how you met

Usually featuring gas sentences like "we just knew from day one we were BFFs".

13. You could create your own quizzes on Bebo that had titles like "how well do u know me?" and about four people would bother taking them


14. Of course, you can post embarrassing things on Facebook all the time now which move on down your timeline fairly sharpish

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15. But Bebo allowed you to have mortifying quotes at the top of your page that STAYED THERE for everyone to see when they landed

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And 90% of people actually filled out the "scared of" section too.

16. On Bebo, there were some things that would just never happen on Facebook - like the whiteboard for your artistic talents


Like an even more amateur version of Paint.

17. And actual view counts that showed you how many people had been on your page


Important stats.

18. And finally... Facebook would never, ever have a thing like 'bebo stunnahs'

For the historical record, a Beb0 5tunah5 was:

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

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