9 Ways Being A Teen Has Changed Since 2005

05/09/2014 09:02 am ET | Updated May 09, 2014
  • Jessica Kane Director of Millennial Outreach, The Huffington Post

Having once been a teenager is one thing everyone has in common, yet there has never been a better time to be a teen than right now (if we do say so ourselves). From selfies to Snapchats, a lot has changed over the past few years. (Though some things, like dealing with acne, have unfortunately stayed the same.)

So in honor of The Huffington Post's 9th birthday, we present to you nine of the biggest ways that being a teen has changed since its launch in 2005.

1. How you talked with your friends: Texting with words vs. texting with emojis

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2. What to do with an ugly photo: Delete it vs. Snapchat it


3. Measuring standardized testing: SAT is out of 1600 versus SAT is out of 2400


4. How to listen to music in the car: Burn a CD vs. plug in your iPhone


5. Boy band touring the world: Jonas Brothers vs. One Direction


6. Snapping a photo: Digital camera vs. smartphone


7. Ultimate procrastination tool: The Sims vs. Buzzfeed quizzes


8. How to binge-watch TV and movies: Blockbuster vs. Netflix


9. Best way to add a filter: Photo Booth on Mac computers vs. Instagram on smartphones


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