SA Twitter walks down Mxit memory lane

2016-09-09 17:59
Mxit. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - If you remember phrases like "Moola", "DC" or "go online" then you're in good company.

South Africans on Twitter decided it was time to take a nostalgic trip through their instant messaging adventures of the past on Friday.

#MxitDays started trending in the country at around 11:00, according to Trendsmap SA, and by 13:00 was ranked number one on South Africa's trendslist.

Mxit was a free instant messaging application developed in Stellenbosch by Herman Heunis in 2003. It ceased commercial operations in 2015, reporting a last active user number of 1.2 million.

"R1 airtime felt like 1GB data in #MxitDays," wrote @GraciousSimo, reflecting on "those days" a decade ago.

"Waiting for your crush to come online - so you could go offline and act like you weren't waiting for them," said Kathryn McConnachie.

"Chatting to Tradepost and JoeBanker when your Mxit was dry," said @Unarine_Phathu.

"When someone says 'BRB' and takes a whole day," said @asisipo_SAssy.

One user met his current girlfriend on the platform.

And others dreamt big about the next phone their parents would buy them.

Read on for more of what South Africans are saying at #MxitDays...

And the tweet that reignited it all on Friday...

Well done @Iam_ItuM. Read more at #MxitDays...

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