We assume that all of the media we consume, and all of the social networks we obsess over, are only made possible by modern technology. But as this video demonstrates, even Instagram could have existed back in the 1980s—with only minor changes to how the service works today.

Having to waiting weeks for your film to be converted to digital images would require a bit more patience than most of us can muster these days, but the novelty of sharing photos via cassette tapes would have totally been worth the wait. [YouTube via Laughing Squid]