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I Knew Life Before The Internet

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 People

    Not Really, Cus I'm Young But

    it was probably boringgggggggggggg as ****.
    TheRoseThatGrewFromConcrete TheRoseThatGrewFromConcrete 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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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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    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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    Geeze. . I'm getting old. .I not only remember life before the internet . .I remember life without color television.
    breezeway01 breezeway01 46-50, F 11 Responses Mar 10

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    I remember life before the internet.....when people used to wait anxiously for mails at their doors, where most playgrounds were full of kids playing, where most people are able to...
    sexydivide sexydivide 36-40, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    I sure do and it was cool but life with the Internet is amazing .. It's good and bad sure but it all in how you spend your time on the Internet .. It can make you feel close to...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My daughter is only 2 year and 4 months old. She operates the iPad like a pro, using television network app, browsing through them to find repeat telecasts of her favourite...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I only encountered computing rather late in the day never mind the internet so much of life was based in things like diaries, scheduled phone calls, writing letters to friends and...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 26-30, F 5 Responses 6 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 9 Responses Feb 28

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    What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity. - - Anthony Crosland
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 8 Responses Mar 8

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    This is the only kind of watch I ever plan on wearing.That new thing that came out today holds little appeal for me.
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 6 Responses Mar 9

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    Okay, here's one for you: how about when we were kids (us oldsters, that is), we got into trouble in the classroom when we passed notes in class if we wanted to write something to...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 6 Responses Mar 13

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    Ive noticed the less time i spend online the happier i feel and more productive i am and relaxed less tense it's nice..
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have lived a very sober life with no much loaded tensions in my life. I am married for last 2 years & my life has changed. I am married to a huge family which comes with lot of...
    MYLIFEMYVIEW180 MYLIFEMYVIEW180 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I started with two internet best friends. I've known them since November 2012 and January 2013 at some points they were my only friends.... We Skype and snapchat so I knew they...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Shortly after I left my marriage of 13 years. I was looking for someone to talk too out of loneliness. So I joined a dating site. I received a message that caught my attention as...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 15 Responses Mar 14

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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 Mar 4

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    I received a letter from the Calgary City police about 2 days after I returned home from my over night stay at the hospital. They said they were now in possession of all my...
    paganknight72 paganknight72 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I love the Internet, so many good things can happen. But also many bad things could happen. When I was super into Facebook, I met some of my best friends. And I actually got in a...
    universegirl101 universegirl101 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    [18/03/2015] Welcome to my profile. ^_^ I want to talk a bit about what this profile is for me. As originally EP is meant for giving and recieving of support, I use it more like...
    Fable Fable 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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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 Mar 1

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    We were coming home to Calgary, Alberta from our Vancouver holiday and driving through the mountains on the highway near Golden, BC in our little red 370Z when a SUV (looked like a...
    paganknight72 paganknight72 41-45, M Mar 15

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    I still have strong feeling in relation to my previous care coordinator from the early intervention team that she was a hater and perceiving me as a dirty immigrant and she was...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 14

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    March 19, 2015 Abortion Abortion provider: There’s more to abortion than ‘blood and tissue’ By Sarah Terzo Merle Hoffman Merle Hoffman Merle Hoffman is the founder and...
    jopava jopava 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I like people that that don't touch my computer. touching my computer really feels like a major crime to me. I bought it, I paid for it, and I've worked hard to protect my mental...
    okay62 okay62 70+, F 4 days ago

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    Well I have been asked to share another adventure with you. So this one is my Put-In-Bay Ohio story. The year was 2012 and it was early summer and a friend in the ARMY national...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 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 2 Responses Mar 1

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    To open your TVs and internet and hear about helpless capture of a journalist or a tourist held pawn in the hands of terrorists is probably what one may consider a new; high tech...
    topreviews1 topreviews1 18-21, F Mar 14

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    I never knew that I can love someone so much. I never knew that someone can become my daily habit and then can become my life. I never knew that someone can become as important to...
    lovemylife2210 lovemylife2210 26-30, F Mar 17

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    I believe their are good people that you can't find them in a real life,so sometimes we have to trust the internet friends because they come with the new things into your life...
    abusammy abusammy 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I used to be REALLY shy when I was younger...but have grown more...extroverted (thought not a lot) as I have gotten older. Yet I still find that I can say more things & do more...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    h i kath i always look forward to our talks i hope these talks are making you feel at ease with rachel she and you nave a great journey of exploration/hope and fulfillment of the...
    lenagnes lenagnes 66-70 Mar 14

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    I've had one certain Internet friend for about 4 years now, maybe 5. She's been a better friend than all of my other friends, we've helped eachother through tough times and she...
    KitCN KitCN 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 28

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    My uncle once said: "I only call someone a friend if I visited them at home, at least once!" I call that bullshit. I met one of my closest friends online and met her in person 2 1...
    CeMi1706 CeMi1706 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I have friendships that have lasted longer than 10 years and most of them I have only known from the Internet. We have lived through and supported each other through tragedies...
    Th3Nothing Th3Nothing 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    All my family says Internet Friends aren't real.I call that bullshit.I have truly 3 friends, that don't turn their backs on me like the RL friends.They're all my internet friends...
    JelloCat JelloCat 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Hi This is the real story. but you will felt this is lie. Nooo I didn't new to retract foreskin until i was 19. i learn it on internet. My parents didn't teach me about it...
    kavishr kavishr 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 8

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    What is This? Google won't be able to browse pictures, they're able to only go through text. We will incorporate textual content on the impression Houses so Google receives a...
    David5295qoo2 David5295qoo2 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    I am definitely addicted to the Internet day in and day out. At work I am on the Internet and when I am at home I am on the Internet. I love to do a lot of research on the net at...
    femaleinher40s femaleinher40s 46-50, F Mar 10

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    The internet is real life.
    AngelaGB AngelaGB 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 12

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