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I Knew Life Before The Internet

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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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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 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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    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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    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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    Life before the internet was great, I just didn't know it at the time. It was so simple. I was in high school when social media became the 'in' thing. I wish I knew how...
    fullen fullen 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Well, not life before the internet exactly, but I remember life before I had internet :) I only got internet and television when I was 12. Before that, the library was my best...
    Oasisdawn3 Oasisdawn3 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Do you remember life before handphones and things like texting, emails, chatting?? I dont even think its possible to live without a mobile but i did once! Weirdly enough things did...
    fatin27 fatin27 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 19

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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 7 hrs ago

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    I remember how much more life was full of color and now it's just gray and dull 😔
    Nateweezy Nateweezy 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I remember back when kids and teenagers actually interacted with each other, by talking to each other face to face and by playing games like hide n' seek. But now that everything...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 13 Responses Jul 12

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    CD players and an extra pair of AA batteries in everyone's pocket.
    RedPowerRangerJoJo RedPowerRangerJoJo 16-17, M 15 Responses Jul 17

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    When you could spend hours playing games like british bulldog, hide and seek, tag. Or building a treehouse/fort, or simply going outside
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    Back in high school even with Windows 95 and not being interested. I would mostly just be by myself and play Super Nintendo rather than be on the computer. Now, it's Facebook and...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am so happy to have experienced high school, and middle school for that matter, without the presence of smartphones and social media. I feel as though we are the last of our kind...
    Court1eleven Court1eleven 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Too much technology! I'm just as guilty as our youth of today. Since when did sitting side by side on our iPhones constitute spending time together? :-/
    PeachMoscato PeachMoscato 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I remember the closest thing we had was a Word Processor. I was AMAZED to see a 'typewriter' that didn't have a carriage and that I was able to make corrections with a cursor !!
    MysticTraveler MysticTraveler 51-55, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was just a liiiiiiiuuuul baby
    eozoe eozoe 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    You know, people say that people on the internet are fake. I say people in real life can be fake too. If there is one real person on the internet (the unbeliever in real people...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Okay, prepare for a huge experience, a novella worth. So I'm blind. Yeah it sucks sometimes, especially when playing video games. Gosh I wanna play Chrono Trigger so freaking bad...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    Yer I met a few on the play station network, he was a sound guy hope is doing good in life as I sensed he was a bright soul.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    The only experience I'd ever had in the D/s lifestyle was with my most recent ex boyfriend, just before we broke up. I saw his computer filled with videos and bdsm stories and the...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 19

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    I just get annoyed at the world sometimes but I guess that's nature, just sometimes people don't try to get to know me in a kinda recent argument this girl thought she has me...
    annoyedgirl annoyedgirl 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I know that many people out there dismiss anyone on the internet and say that you never know who is really behind the computer because they can pretend to be anyone. That's true...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm very guarded when I let people on the internet talk to me. I assume most of you are creepers or can add no real value to my life. And that's not just an internet thing. My...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 15

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    I have my life as before and after 1991.Before I was conservative ,I liked Rush Limbaugh, was sexist ,racist, mean and would fight verbally and some times physically. I was also...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    This is so exciting! :) I will do my timeline here. :) Only putting some things. August 7, 1977 8:29 P.M. - I was born at Kapiolani Medical Center For Women And Children. around...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jul 4

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    My situation? I have 3 internet friends, lets call them A, B, and C. So i met B and C first then A. I really got along with B but then he grew distant when we met in real life. C...
    MysteriousAddiction MysteriousAddiction 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    People talk about the legends of EP. Well there were legends here back then in the not too distant past. The legends of EP were the original members who joined EP before the...
    Outspokin Outspokin 70+, M 2 days ago

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    Definitely! Needed to make an emergency call? You had to make it to a pay phone. The idea of webpages for all to see and connecting to the world... was unbelievable. Cars often did...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 19

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    I changed my personality 3 times since I was born, cuz if I stayed the same I would've killed myself when I was 9. The first time i changed my personality was because of my...
    Kirakat14 Kirakat14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    This post might be long but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Here's some things you should know before you add me or message me (even if you have already messaged me): 1. If you add me in your circle, there's only a small chance I'll add...
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    My name is Asfaq Alam. I am from India. I am currently 23 years old and I live in New Delhi. I am an average looking guy. I want to share my life experience with you and experience...
    AsfaqAlam AsfaqAlam 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    THis story starts in Pennsylvania. I am now in kindergarden everything seems to be going well until my dad showed up. My dad had to have everything his way (so did I) and so since...
    Farl Farl 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    He stared into the steady glare of the LCD display of his laptop screen in the darkness of the night, as he typed out those words.. his last ever creations. The fingertips that had...
    pretender1326 pretender1326 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Honestly I just don't know anymore every time I try to be positive on life things just go bad again. Every since 7th grade things haven't been all that but things didn't really get...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    every day i wake up .. eat my lunch (i go to sleep at morning)... all day in home .. then tv .. internet .. song .. mobile pass my time with this things .. at evening i go to my...
    Thepainlover Thepainlover 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I hate how much my weekends are consumed by it. I'll just browse and browse... Sometimes I have no idea what I'm looking for, anymore. I just need the "company". I have no friends...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    As strange & sad as it may sound, most of my friends are people on the internet. I actually prefer them to most of the people I know in real life. Especially here on Experience...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I don't know I tell internet friends more secrets than I do to real life friends...
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    I'm 24 and the oldest of 3 girls. I'm in that age where people think I should be at the peak of my life, they say I should already have a stable job, so that I can help my family...
    gehanalyanna gehanalyanna 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Here is what I mean. Hang around a little more and you will see that there are so many scams and fake people. Internet communication will make you feel like an idiot for being...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    It's not that I don't have real life friends.. It's just that we all get busy . Frankly there are things I tell my internet friends that I don't tell the people who are supposed...
    beautifulmoon100 beautifulmoon100 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I do believe that internet friends are real and much better than the 'friends' outside of the computer. I get more help about the issues in my life from some of you guys here than...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    in my opinion, life is a complex subject that many don't understand. A happy life is what you choose to be, and how you choose to be it. most of you hate your life for whatever...
    Aram8361 Aram8361 18-21, M 9 hrs ago