The challenge is just about what it seems like – you post a photograph of yourself on Twitter from when you were 20 years old.
Unlike other online trends, there’s no nomination process, so you don’t need to wait until one amongst your friends tags you.
Just post an image of your 20-year-old self on Twitter with the hashtag #MeAt20. The challenge is giving people time to reflect on questionable fashion decisions, bad hair and other mishaps from their younger years.
How did the trend start?
The trend appears to possess been sparked by Twitter user @202natt on Monday 13 April, when she tweeted: “Lmaooo what did y’all look like at 20?”
Lmaooo what did y’all look like at 20?
— I got a 172 on my LSAT. I dont argue for free. (@202natt) April 13, 2020
The tweet has gained over 2,000 likes since Monday 13 April, and it received over 1,000 replies, and because the trend travelled further and wider, people began posting their own pictures in response to the first tweet.
Now This trend goes viral on social media during which everyone is uploading photos taken at the age of 20 and uploading images with the hashtag ‘#MeAt20’. check out the Celebrity ‘#MeAt20’ challenge below.
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) April 18, 2020
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 18, 2020
#MeAt20 with my melon head and tiny little body, that was criticised for being too fat even then. You will never please everybody. So have that Easter egg for breakfast and relax pic.twitter.com/jGP1h0maFX
— Emily Atack (@EmAtack) April 17, 2020
#MeAt20. PC Lobby. Remember sketching 16-18 hrs continuously everyday…back breaking. Needed to support family & save 4-5 lakhs to be able to record my first music album & video. Took me 5 yrs & “Huqa Pani”- “Channo” was released. Rest is history. Will never forget those times. pic.twitter.com/0mf24518iE
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) April 18, 2020
— Seema Goswami (@seemagoswami) April 18, 2020
— Absa Komal (@AbsaKomal) April 18, 2020
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) April 18, 2020
Listen online to my show at 11.30am today https://t.co/imsDhsJWra
I’ve been crimping my hair this morning with a ton of hairspray for a retro look at when I was 20….
For a shoutout on my show
TELL ME what were you doing when you were 20?
— Carol Vorderman (@carolvorders) April 18, 2020
— Naz Baloch (@NazBaloch_) April 18, 2020
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) April 18, 2020
Oh you wonderful crazy years… read somewhere 20s is basically the only age you can use as leverage. Meaning that because it’s the exact age between life-as-you-know-it & what’ll later be known as ‘real life’- glorious as it was, feels like yesterday! pic.twitter.com/IiB33FkY1Y
— Meher Bokhari (@meherbokhari) April 18, 2020
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) April 18, 2020
— Senator Saeed Ghani (@SaeedGhani1) April 18, 2020
— sharjeel inam memon (@sharjeelinam) April 18, 2020
— Husain Haqqani (@husainhaqqani) April 18, 2020
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) April 18, 2020
— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi) April 18, 2020
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) April 18, 2020
Some Thinks You Should Be Cautious
According to Nighat Dad, founder of Digital Rights Foundation,“Consumers should be aware that whatever personal information they make public, that information will be available on the Internet forever.”
Osama Khilji, director of ‘Bolo Bhi’, a digital rights organization in Pakistan, commented on the trend, saying that “the business model of social media companies runs on the basis of selling our data.”
When consumers choose to share their personal information with the public on the Internet, all this information is sold to businesses that use unsolicited advertising to sell goods, especially based on that information. According to Osama, “The trend will benefit most companies and app developers, who use face recognition technology or facial recognition”.
Remember that in the past years there have been different apps whereby those who are interested in how they will look like in old age, they have to create a picture outline with the image of their own youth. Was given by
According to Osama Khilji, apps like this will ‘benefit greatly from access to these images.’ Both Nehgadad and Osama Khilji agreed that the country should be aware of the consequences of publishing personal information on social media pages.