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I Knew Life Before The Internet

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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, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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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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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 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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    Here we have a man, so engrossed in whatever he’s doing on his mobile device, that he appears to be completely oblivious to the humpback whale that surfaced next to his boat...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 8 Responses Feb 6

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    And I find it said how easy it is to reach out to total strangers in cyber space but so hard to say what you mean to say to the people in your life
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Whenever you feel alone, just remember, Those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I. - Lion King.
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M Feb 8

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    Ever wonder (this is for the kids) why, when you call a telephone number you say you "dialed" that number? Why dial when you're really pushing buttons? Well, back in the day, one...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 4 Responses Feb 11

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    Yeah, I remember what it was like to actually approach a woman to ask her out on a date, and try to get to know her in person, and all of that really nerve-racking stuff. They...
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M Feb 13

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    There was a time.........it seems so long ago now, that you didn't have this "distraction", this "opportunity". When you actually spent time with family or went outside for some...
    Mencrytoo Mencrytoo 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 21

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    Yea this generation is spoiled lol
    wife81 wife81 31-35, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I remember when you had to slide out if your bedroom window, sneak down the alley and throw rocks at the window of the girl you had a crush on to get her attention without parents...
    extex59 extex59 51-55, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    One more month and I will be celebrating 5 years with my girlfriend. I don't want to be together anymore. I want her to have a happy life. I want a happy life. We are not happy...
    thousandlake thousandlake 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    i am feeling so so so lonely........ i have no one in my life... not any true love or a true friend with whom i could share my feelings. i hate being extra normal, which i am not...
    strongbutweak strongbutweak 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Here is what I know from my life experiences. I can never trust anyone. Nobody cares about anyone but themselves. People will lie to your face and pretend to care about you just...
    Zzzwriter Zzzwriter 41-45, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    A Menagerie of AcquaintancesI have met so many people online over the years. I remember the first site I used to chat was IRC circa 1994. It was awesome to think that you could log...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 7

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    Ok, so I've got a new research project. When I should be working, I'm scouring the Internet looking for Xanax horror stories. About six months ago, I moved in with my boyfriend...
    leilanio leilanio 41-45, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    What is it that you really want to do ? What is your own special dream that you want to live out ? Do you believe your life is going to be a masterpiece like the Mona Lisa, or is...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I find myself, lost in confusion when it comes to someone. A person I never knew, but a face I've seen in a dream. A dream that showed me a future, a future that has happened. She...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I love meeting new people from every walk of life. I have already met the most amazing people from around the world. So with that in mind.... Please add me if you have great...
    ifoundhim ifoundhim 36-40, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    So, for starters, I'm 20 and I live in NC. I'm an Eagle Scout, a college student, and a christian. My life hasn't been one of perfection or glitz and glamour, but it hasn't that...
    MyLifeInANotebook MyLifeInANotebook 18-21, M Feb 8

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    The Internet is just one way to communicate with people. Internet friends are people sending text messages to each other. That friendship can then be taken further and people can...
    Einwulf Einwulf 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 14

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    Mostly dates. Then meeting just to meet. Hang out, talk. Try to be friends. Talk about whatever :), have fun. Get an ice cream, go to the movies or something. Get out. I...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Feb 21

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    I am thinking of Charlotte Dawson when I write this... I pray for you beautiful girl. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Dawson She was just a few months younger than I am...
    Chopinsivories Chopinsivories 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    So, I've never had a real life boyfriend before, maybe because I'm not pretty enough or smart enough idk. I've had crushes, I talk to boys, I've had guys interested in me, it's all...
    slowme97 slowme97 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Why do girls before even we as at men started talking to them they think we only want sex for myself I'm think I'm just need love
    enzomilan78 enzomilan78 36-40, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    How to make a very long story, very short? I dated a boy (we shall call him Darlin), a coworker, for 6 months. My high school sweetheart and best friend (who we shall call Bug...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F Feb 21

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    Late-term abortion of twins Sarah Terzo Abortion (LiveActionNews) - In an article profiling the now deceased late-term abortionist Dr. William Rashbaum (which I’ve...
    jopava jopava 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    I find it kind of pathetic how I've been on the internet all my life yet I have failed to make a friend over the internet, or how to get noticed on a website, not to be well know...
    Vilo21 Vilo21 18-21, M Feb 13

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    I really don’t like living, I hate my life and I just don’t feel like if I belong in this world. My family thinks I am dumb and that I will never achieve anything in life. I...
    Miserabelle Miserabelle 16-17, F Feb 13

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    I grew up in a home with neglectful and/or abusive and absentee parents, and as a result I wasn't taught anything about life, and just general life skills that every person should...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F Feb 6

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    So my brother has been moved in since Christmas, now he thinks he owns the Internet! He makes the Internet go slow for everyone because he's playing fucken games all day! So then...
    TsukiWolf56 TsukiWolf56 16-17, F Feb 11

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    i adore my Dom and i respect him and his decisions. i'm very sorry that i didn't act like it. i should have tried harder to talk to him and make... ask that he listen. i have a...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    To get best recreation titles for Android, prime 10 just form online games by Standing. Be an integral Element of innumerable our savage pirates from everywhere in the earth whoR17...
    Ethan3088hnz9 Ethan3088hnz9 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Admin, i like ur internet site and ur effort. this iz best website, and i always maintain watching for ur new uploads.The driving in GTA 5 is fresh, and through the gameplay...
    Ethan3088hnz9 Ethan3088hnz9 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I confess that I love all my gadgets, they enable me to meet people I would never have known and see places I could never go thanks to the wonders of the internet. and my phone is...
    IF64 IF64 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    This is going to sound a little bit contradictory, but here goes... I have a crazy little circle within all of my friends list, where we really should have a conference messaging...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I've been isolated since I dropped out of high school nearly four years ago. I used to go out on walks, blasting music in my ears; singing and dancing to pretend that I wasn't...
    RadarsDream RadarsDream 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    I honestly feel more comfortable spilling my heart out to a stranger rather than my family in real life. It seems like the internet friends I have made care more about me than the...
    MusicFuelsMySoul MusicFuelsMySoul 13-15, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I wish people would consider other people's feelings and emotions before judging another's life without knowing anything about them. It just upsets me how others can quickly bash...
    Indomitable6811 Indomitable6811 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I just notice, contrary to EP my real life friends are just males. lol Not a single female in our male friend circle, not even a good acquaintance. I have tried talking to guys but...
    Rightherenow Rightherenow 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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