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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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    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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    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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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M Oct 12, 2011

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    Yeah so, I washed my blender in a previous story to wash off the maggots from the interior. I did not know that the blender itself had holes that allow the mechanisms to propel...
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    Life was sooooo difficult with out the Internet, it was difficult not being able to find certain things and rarely was it easy to find a location, now all that has changed. Thank...
    John2526 John2526 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    OK I do believe in GOD and must say I am truly a walking testimony but my life has not dictated my belief. As of today I am unemployed I don't know where I will find a job, my...
    Godhasme Godhasme 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    whether there's nothing to do, or if there's something important I should be doing, I get trapped in Internet land, doing things I want to instead of things I should be doing. help...
    Idiotkitty Idiotkitty 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I remember days when we used to play stupid games swim in lakes hang out at nowhere and plan something big meet each other for no reason chit chat for hours a decade ago and today...
    abhayisabhay abhayisabhay 22-25, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    my parents didn't have computer until I was 13. who all remembers the days of total boredom? those days where you made up the silliest games. but those were fun and I don't regret...
    Idiotkitty Idiotkitty 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    Six years ago (or maybe seven) I was playing an online game where I met a person from my country. By the time we became online friends. We used to chat and play together all the...
    ThePurpleSun ThePurpleSun 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yeah... I remember when those didn't exist.. I did everything by hand when I wrote my stories or wrote in a journal. I was the last member of the family to own a computer. I hated...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 6 days ago

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    I was 17 years old and 3 months pregnant when I met him. I was all alone and so scared. We immediately took to each other and fell in love quick. It wasn't until after I had my son...
    onlyhuman1 onlyhuman1 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When I lost my job of 2years in January I thought it would be easy enough to get another job I always have in the past. But now most places only take online resumes, unlike back...
    butterflyangels2387 butterflyangels2387 26-30, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am slow at adopting technology and only use it when it actually suits me. I like the Internet because I am a knowledge hound, and email allows me efficient access to people, but...
    65Cadillac 65Cadillac 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    Life was so much easier then without all the technology.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M a week ago

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    Call me delusional, but internet relationships (Long distance relationships) seem to be more common now a days. It's much easier to meet people. It's just finding that other...
    EvoKinevil EvoKinevil 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I believe internet friends are real..sometimes, but they are just as hard to find as physical friends. There are a lot of impersonators and creeps on the Internet so you have to be...
    Cheyanne42 Cheyanne42 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    The careers I wanted to do growing up! When I was younger a child I was obsessed with soldiers and wanted to be in the army I love the camouflage gear you have to wear and the...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    So, i dated this guy. I've known him most of my life. And we used to be so comfortable with each other even before we were friends, because our sisters were best friends, and our...
    selfh8ter98 selfh8ter98 16-17, F Jul 21

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    Everything is falling apart... My best friend hates me, like 100% hates me all I did was warn him about this girl, cause he asked what I thought of her and I told him the truth...
    wanttobeokay wanttobeokay 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    When you couldn't hide the fact that you were losing an argument by commenting on the other person's spelling and grammar.
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    Actually a funny story. GUYS, do not judge me for this, I was only 11 years old. I met a girl on a forum called gaiaonline.com. I messaged her and we chatted for HOURS. After...
    Omziraal Omziraal 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    For anyone who has tried it, what's your funniest story? Here's mine. Talked to a guy, seemed ok. Saw his pic. He was just an average guy but I wasn't looking for George Clooney...
    Queenbee1960 Queenbee1960 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Here's a small moment of my personal life: my cat is outside my bedroom door, whining and meowing to get in. He has to stay out because I am working on important things he would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 19

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    I really really want an Internet bff to talk to and tell everything and I want them to tell me everything too and we can text and Skype and everything so if you wanna be my...
    Haleybruh2002 Haleybruh2002 13-15, F Jul 17

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    Before I discovered memes, I wasnt doing to well. My family would usually get in fights and argue and pull me into the middle of it. That all changed once I discovered this, "MEME...
    MikeTheAngel MikeTheAngel 13-15, M Jul 17

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    I remember life before Internet. I think life was better. People had to make a bigger effort,to be in your life. People had to learn the skills of socializing. People had to hear...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    Do you know what my "tablet computer" was when I was a kid? It was a "Magic Slate". Remember them? You have a stick, write on the plastic, and what you write come out on the...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M Jul 17

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    I'm new to this so bare with me. I'm figuring this may be more helpful to mend or help my aching heart. I guess I start with my story... I was with the most wonderful man on the...
    lostinwoods83 lostinwoods83 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    mall,radio and bar hopping ,dear god iv come a long way!
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Considering all of the above factors, we have picked Top Ten website hosting businesses for the effortless selection. Usually it will be necessary that you allow the machine to run...
    helstromo28 helstromo28 26-30, T 1 Response Jul 16

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    I'm not addicted to the internet. I'm addicted to you. Every time I hear the ring or feel the buzz . I know it's you. The thought of you thinking of me makes me feel wanted...
    Starrmoonchild Starrmoonchild 36-40, F Jul 16

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    I constantly daydream at work. I also check out the internet a little too much while at the office. I still get my work done on time, but I think I put more in to my little...
    CJRed73 CJRed73 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Interesting article out of a news site this week. Your phone is not your friend, so stop acting like it! MY chest tightened and my palms prickled as I flattened myself against...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I don't know if I ever knew my way. I had my first child when I was 21. Got married at 26 and had 2 more kids. My job was just a job. My kids grew and didn't need me the way they...
    alcheme36 alcheme36 46-50, F Jul 15

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    Dreams excisted before Internet.
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Jul 14

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    The number one thing to me is how the internet has taken away the pleasure of arguing. You could have long drawn out disagreements on sports or movies or how old someone was etc...
    ksbobmst ksbobmst 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I don't think any parent 20 years down the road will look back on his/her time with his/her kids and say I'm sad I didn't respond to all of my Facebook notifications. Or texts. Or...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I want to get lost in your mind and go back to those very first moments Moments of butterflies Moments of words spoken Moments when I was your world, all you could see...
    HeartOfPoetry HeartOfPoetry 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 13