9/10/18 Throwback Thursday & Flashback Friday

If you spend any amount of time on social media or online in general, you’ve probably heard of two very popular social sharing trends — Throwback Thursday and Flashback Friday.

Here’s the gist of it: Social media users, bloggers, and even brands will post some type of content (like a photo, a video or a song) from the past and then they’ll tag it with #ThrowbackThursday or #TBT if they’re posting it on a Thursday. If it’s Friday, they’ll tag it with #FlashbackFriday or #FBF.

The definition of the word “throwback” is a person or thing that is similar to someone or something from the past or that is suited to an earlier time.
In comparison, the word “flashback,” actually has two definitions: a part of a story or movie that describes or shows something that happened in the past, or a strong memory of a past event that comes suddenly into a person’s mind.

These definitions may differ slightly, but both are used to describe the act of reflecting back upon memories of the past.