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I Knew Life Before The Internet

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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M Oct 12, 2011

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    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Life Before Google

    The internet came out around the time I was in college. For my one (much dreaded but required) public speaking course, I had an assignment to prepare a speech using the internet as the sole source of research. The topic I had chosen was "lucid dreams", and so I searched for lucid...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    I Knew Life Before Tv.

    I remember when we had to wind up the record player with a crank on the side of the cabinet.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 16, 2012

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    Not Really, Cus I'm Young But

    it was probably boringgggggggggggg as ****.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    Antisocial

    I didn't interact with people as much before. I always had my nose in a book. When I was in school, then later whenever I had a break at work, I was reading. I ignored everyone because, to be honest, people scared the hell out of me. When I finally got a computer and figured out...
    TigersEyeAndTurquoise TigersEyeAndTurquoise 70+, F Aug 14, 2013

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    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F Aug 8

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    if I told people that I am bipolar and have PTSD from childhood traumas, and military traumas would they want to know me... Or would they politely exit stage left once they found...
    harleyblu73 harleyblu73 41-45, F 17 hrs ago

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    It does seem like a long time ago
    wd402 wd402 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I was born in 1990. Man I feel old..... x( ??????
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 18 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was born in '92, so there was Internet, but I didn't start using it till I was 10. I actually played lots of Dungeons and Dragons when I was little. My friends and I collected...
    IamBecomeDeath IamBecomeDeath 22-25, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    FORTRAN on punch cards was my start...
    AeshSme AeshSme 61-65, M 13 Responses 1 day ago

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    Things were so much simpler when there was no internet.Sometimes I think about deleting everything and throwing away my laptop.. that would feel GREAT!!!! Well maybe I will...
    demp89 demp89 22-25, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Internet friends are interesting complicated exciting. Some I sit and have morning coffee chatting away, others talk religion politics, or football. Others are there in the...
    willisca49 willisca49 66-70, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Or it's "A BOOTY CALL!" I must be honest. When I came to EP a few years ago? I had no intentions on seeking internet for a friend not to say the least lover. Life changes over...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is for a college essay lol, it's probably not a good one to send in, but I liked it. Please give me your opinion My Mother gave birth with one person in her hospital room...
    Lilique Lilique 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I remember way back when, when most people didn't have internet. Cell phones was these big brick looking things. There is times I miss those days. People interacted with each other...
    vovine123 vovine123 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I used to have one. I am not sure if we are still friend or not because we don't chat much like before. Therefore, I think I had one, but not anymore. She met me online through...
    Tarynymous Tarynymous 22-25, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have internet friends that treat me better than my real life friends. My real life friend Just ditched our plans on Friday... which happens to be my 21st B-Day. Just so she can...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 13 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I was younger I was physically and mentally abused by my mother. In my early childhood my dad was an alcoholic who would drink come home and beat my mom. We would have to...
    Lost2334 Lost2334 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    lately ive been thinking that i havent been doing much with my life lately.i have been losing most of my friends that i met on the internet for one reason or another which were...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I wish ppl would read my profile before adding me or trying to chat with me. I am not trying to sound like an EP snob or come off as rude, but I have mostly all the information...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 6 days ago

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    I've got two daughters who are in their twenties. Both are college graduates and have either completed grad school or are still there. I remember doing papers in college the "old...
    SilverPagan SilverPagan 51-55, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    Bottom line life was so much easier. Was in army as internet kicked off I remember windows 3.2 Ugh Im old. But Ive seen the evolution I cant say its good nor bad but seems society...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 7 Responses Aug 17

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    Did I have a past life? I was browsing through the Internet today and randomly came across pictures of Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City and oh my gosh.... It is the place I always...
    ella003 ella003 22-25, F Aug 16

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    Once a cheater, right? This is a long story. I met this person, Idk let's call him John, two years ago at a bar, back when we were both basically drunks. We got to talking and I...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Even though I do believe that some internet friends are real, I tend to wonder whether they behave in their real life the way they do on the Internet. It makes me want to meet...
    Drastine Drastine 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    I remember the first time I heard a computer dial-up and connect to the internet. Remember that series of dial tones that meant you were just seconds away from a whole new world...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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    What are your thoughts about internet dating? I tried it before and hated it. I'm thinking about giving it another shot, but I probably won't. I just think it's so much better to...
    musicman99 musicman99 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    my days were filled with hours outside with friends chatting face to face and playing hide and seek, or doing simple things with them, instead of spending my time on IG or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 12

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    When you had to go outside to have fun.
    breezyb16 breezyb16 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 12

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    i have met so many people on the internet...and then ended up meetin in real life. i have suceeded. but it seems once i got a boyfriend- it got harder to meet people. i mean...
    danna223 danna223 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    whatishappening15 whatishappening15 22-25, F Aug 11

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    Oh yes. I am indeed that old. How different it was to be young then- no texts. No FaceTubeagram. If I plucked up the courage to 'phone a potential girlfriend it meant the land...
    Newnameuk Newnameuk 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 11

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    If I was to be honest with myself I'm a 22 young male who's never had a girlfriend (female companion) ever before. Never dated or never been in a relationship with a female. Nor I...
    JLR555 JLR555 22-25, M Aug 10

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    The good outweighs the bad in regards to the internet. Well done Mr. Gore, well done.
    Thisis4fun Thisis4fun 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I met more strange personality in the internet than in person.I work with people.all walks of life.But I didn't expect that there are more of different people in the internet than...
    Eskorpio Eskorpio 41-45, M Aug 9

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