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I Knew Life Before The Internet

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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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    Not Really, Cus I'm Young But

    it was probably boringgggggggggggg as ****.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 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...
    Dyssey Dyssey 70+, F Aug 14, 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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    oh yes of course! well, life before internet...yeah simple topic I remember very well! I used to... and then... ehm.... -.- No, ****, life before internet DOESN'T exist! lol...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I wish we had internet when I was younger. There is so much knowledge being shared online (too bad there is also tons of crap). It's also a wonderful thing to be able to connect...
    Krist0f Krist0f 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Life before the Internet? Hell, I can remember before there was Colour Telly!!!!
    Riffster Riffster 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I even remember life before answering machines. I'm talking the way back time. You'd call someone and they would be out living their life and...the phone would just ring. If it...
    ImpishToad ImpishToad 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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    I lived with the Amish as a kid. I remember life before electricity! ;)
    Jpfunjunky Jpfunjunky 31-35, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Had this conversation with someone at work a week ago. We where talking about being plugged in and the internet and all the gadgets that access the internet. His said "I can't...
    galdran galdran 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    It was a life that is worth living. I get to play with friends without even taking pictures for Instagram or blogs and even facebook but the memories will surely be in my heart. It...
    officialwanderer officialwanderer 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    I remember building cubby houses out of sticks and gum nuts were money for good sticks kept us entertained for hours...or talking about how the world began..sleeping on my best...
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Oh I just hate saying this. I remember when....it's bullshit. We all love our little smarty phones and tablets. Imagine picking up a ginormous map while driving! Or waiting for...
    ImFoolish ImFoolish 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    I find in some ways how using the internet has become such an essential thing it seems, or at least a most convenient thing, is a bit like how I found life changing when I learned...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    I remember when we had dial up and how it made that annoying noise! The Internet has changed so much in the past decade it's crazy!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    I remember waiting by the mailbox for the postman when I was a kid. I belonged to the weekly reader book club. Every week during the summer I would get a book in the mail. Green...
    smokethis smokethis 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I do..even though I was a little kid. I remember my parents carrying around those gigantic cell phones. And watching tapes instead of DVDs. I miss those times. But I am addicted to...
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 2

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    I read a lot back then, books that had the musty library smell. Now with e-reading ,its less enjoyable and the constant flow of IM's via social networks ,email, texts, calls and...
    AnotherAvailableUsername AnotherAvailableUsername 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    And before smart phones, where you could actually have a conversation with them in person without them looking at some freaking screen tapping away, or taking 'selfies', Just makes...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    Less drama, more interaction with friends and family. Eating at the dinner table. Having more conversations about what happened during the day. It was a simpler way of life.
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I was 11 before we got a puter. It was a commodore 128.
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M Aug 20

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    Honestly, we all were living without it, the generation over 30 years old. Now i cant live a day without net. I allways check profiles of strangers, im curious about their pics, i...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    In my youth: Kids write a letter to him/her and giving it to her in school. What i see last days: Kids write a letter to him/her (i was astonished they write on real paper) and...
    plutoniumoxid plutoniumoxid 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    The friends who are in front of you are the only friends you're with.
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M Aug 3

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    you meet with your friends to hang out at the designated time and place with no mobile and yet managed to get together fine. no one worries about where their mobile is or what is...
    remydodol remydodol 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 7

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    When you could have an intelligent conversation/discussion without someone saying either a) let me google that, or b) that's not what it said on xyz.com etc. Google has single...
    killaswfc killaswfc 31-35, M Aug 7

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    Doing homework with using ansiklopedia not wikipedia !
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    It saddens me today that it seems that many of the younger generation knows little about face to face conversation. They are happy to hide behind their computers and phone...
    KarlPirrottina KarlPirrottina 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    It was so simple and there is something so beautiful and calming about simplicity.
    enza105 enza105 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 15

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    I quit Facebook, now I'm thinkin social media in general is not for me anymore. It's more of a habit that doesn't really bring anyone closer. I'm takin it old school!
    SettlerNoMore SettlerNoMore 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm a HUGE fan of Harry Potter and found a website where they make custom handmade wands. ūüėÉMy mom said shell give me the money so I can order it as a late birthday present...
    LunaRay19 LunaRay19 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I loved reading books and writing letters back in the day. I read a good book instead of surfing the web. I wrote long letters instead of posting updates. Gosh I miss those days...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I remember I used to go outside with my friends and hang out and jump rope etc
    Kayl1995 Kayl1995 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    People were more simple to deal with and get along with = also I had lots of fun going fishing , camping and story telling , lots of out doors adventures with others and also had...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Boy, do I love pizza. Pepperoni. Mmm
    ImAPirate ImAPirate 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hand written letters, typewriters, only land lines unless you had a cb(like truck drivers). Communication is what it's all about.
    grameecarolyn grameecarolyn 56-60, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    This is my story, i posted in my facebook page. This page is like dead tho, cos i have no friends there, so read it and think about all what i said: I think im leaving for...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I just found out that he's died. Crashed his tractor on the A1. They cut him out of it, then he died in hospital. He was 19. Once upon a time he was my light. The boy I became...
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I've saved a life before :)
    MegaGenius MegaGenius 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I went through old photos...WHY? OMG WHY? You can see the decline of my health and see my aura being ripped from me as the photographs become more recent. Even just 4 years ago I...
    DevilDoll13 DevilDoll13 36-40, F 11 hrs ago

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    I don't know much about him. People who were close to him said he loved me but he died before I ever had the chance to have a memory. I don't know what type of person he was what...
    kdc119 kdc119 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I feel there's got to be more to life than what I've been enduring & feeling for so many years. It's burning inside of me so badly, I just need to vent. I never have before... As a...
    michelle0808 michelle0808 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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