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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 22-25 2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F Aug 8, 2015

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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, 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...
    TigersEyeAndTurquoise TigersEyeAndTurquoise 70+, F Aug 14, 2013

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    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2015

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    So according to my dad I'm worthless and I don't ever do nothing with my life, according to my mom I'm never getting nowhere in life and she's going to start charging me for rent...
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    i love how internet friends are better then real life friends....
    Chelle14 Chelle14 18-21, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Yep. I feel old when I think about it. I remember when colour graphics and sound were a huge deal nevermind the internet. Anyone remember what a dial up modem sounds like? God...
    PicturesOfABetterTomorrow PicturesOfABetterTomorrow 31-35, M 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Having friends in real life does not always mean you can talk to them just about anything. When someone comes over to you and asks if you are okay, you feel even worse deep inside...
    ladybug96 ladybug96 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Never have I seen so many old, young, privileged, people trying so hard to be happy. There are countless articles written about it, blogs named for it, workshops attending to it...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Bad Hair Day is a Disney movie and is based on very sensitive subjects. It is one of my favorite movies and I knew even before it aired the first time that it would be added to my...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Who remembers when no one cared about our selfies, food pictures and other stuff we use our phones/computers for? When we all sat at the table to eat dinner. When time was spent...
    foReverYOURS3211 foReverYOURS3211 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was born in 1998, I still remember life before the Internet. I had a normal childhood. When I was a kid I would play in the woods with my friends, build forts, and sneak to the...
    KarahXnichole KarahXnichole 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I remember when writing a letter and using snail mail was the only way to connect to a friend or person overseas; before there were webcams and digital cameras there was Polaroid...
    EtTuJudas EtTuJudas 46-50, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I remembered looking up phone numbers through the telephone book. If you wanted to do research you went to the library. If you wanted to chat with your friends, you either called...
    purplepas purplepas 41-45, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    CantDriveHouseGladISavedTorana CantDriveHouseGladISavedTorana 36-40 4 days ago

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    how can 18-22 year olds remember the dark ages? Before they could read or tap on a phone?
    mickitg mickitg 41-45, T 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    A New Life Chance Part 9 The work load from school was getting heavier and mother would supervise to make sure that what I handed in was perfect she wanted me to be top girl in...
    Bevintights Bevintights 56-60, M a week ago

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    Yes and it sucked very very bad. Complete ****.
    davidschild37 davidschild37 22-25, M 8 Responses a week ago

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    Yes i do believe internet friends are real. I would not like to think otherwise. I mean I know there are fake profiles and trolls, but I mean really connecting with people who...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I met so many important people in my life on the internet. They're the people that I have the strongest relationship with. My best friend Jen, whom I met on twitter, and I have...
    GayUkes GayUkes 13-15, T a week ago

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    I'd like to believe that internet friends are real, but I've had too many experiences in the past and present that have made me question the validity of them. I know there is a...
    Clairnite Clairnite 22-25, F 27 Responses a week ago

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    There were Fox Mulder and Scully. X-files. I heard X-files and those badass two will come back again soon. Is it true??
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 14 Responses Jan 30

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    I finished the 5th season of Downton Abbey on Netflix aawwww ?? wish I could watch the 6th soon..
    seraphina00 seraphina00 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I finished the 5th season of Downton Abbey on Netflix aawwww ?? wish I could watch the 6th soon..
    seraphina00 seraphina00 26-30, F Jan 29

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    Believe it or not, there was a life before the internet. Once I got my dial-up internet, I pretty much had it made.
    CNSPRCYTHRY CNSPRCYTHRY 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 27

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    think about how much information you put online
    Masonicjack Masonicjack 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    "Internet friends are real": I must qualify my agreement to this statement. First, I don't do Facebook; so I'm not referring to "Facebook friends". Facebook is too cluttered and...
    vonKrankenmensch vonKrankenmensch 26-30, M Jan 27

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    My son in law knew that i had noticed him. He took it upon himself to talk with him. When i went today, to pick him up from work, the man i had noticed weeks ago, stood before me...
    wnt2bneeded wnt2bneeded 41-45, F Jan 26

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    At least I hope they are. Lol Seriously though, what is a friend? A friend is someone that we can rely on, talk to, be supportive in a time of need, and have a good time with. So...
    aldnaz aldnaz 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 25

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    People on the internet understand you more then people in real life ...
    ohmygosh6578 ohmygosh6578 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 24

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    I've had friends all my life(only 19 i know its not been long lol) who I've talked to, who've abandoned me, who've laughed and joke at me. i always thought that internet friends...
    Ciara97013 Ciara97013 18-21, F Jan 24

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    i asked the westwind if he knew wither my love had gone he spoke of lands and sights he'd seen and many unheard of song but of my love he knew of ought nor seen nor heard a...
    feaheru feaheru 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I got rid of all this crap. One day i will just stop logging on in my accounts. The reason why im still using internet is im hooked on my celebrity and still search his pics...
    Sappheire Sappheire 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 23

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    It's gotten to the point where everytime I'm on the internet I hardly remember anything I did, so hours of my life end up wasted.
    Rucbrar Rucbrar 13-15, F Jan 23

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    I Believe That Internet Friends Are Real I truly believe that Internet friends are real. I trust them better than the real ones that I usually see, it's because I could tell them...
    byeAnna byeAnna 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    It’s just that… I wasn’t happyI’m an entrepreneur a startup company founder and a CEO a city manager and a senior relationship manager Big words. Big...
    bash19899 bash19899 26-30, M Jan 21