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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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    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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    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 26-30, M Oct 12, 2011

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    It's sad when internet friends that are on the other side of the world feel closer than friends down the street
    silverxrose silverxrose 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    When my grandfather was dying, he asked all three of his grandchildren to come into the ICU, one at a time, so he could talk to us. Among other things (don't drink--he was sure...
    jnewcastle jnewcastle 41-45, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Considering all-the above components, we have selected Top-10 web-hosting firms for the effortless collection. Typically it'll be required that you permit advertisements to operate...
    dobbyha08 dobbyha08 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    life before the computer and internet was not so instant gratifying. We saved box tops off of cereal to send in for a groovy toy. waiting 4-6 weeks sucked really bad. You checked...
    LITVET LITVET 41-45, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I remember tv shows that told you you could go to your local library if you didn't have a computer at home.
    Ladybugzrule22 Ladybugzrule22 26-30, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I remember life before the Internet. Not being able to google questions and finding out the answer immediately, actually having to refer to this giant book called an encyclopedia...
    Peter4546 Peter4546 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    In the beginning, it was dark. Not the kind of dark that is pitch black and scary, more like the darkness of not realizing anything at all which makes it more of a light grey...
    scobur72 scobur72 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    I didn't know internet till I was 14!! and in those not everyone has computers and owning a laptop was a BIG thing! It gradually started after and today I m hooked up to it 24/7...
    simplydbest simplydbest 22-25, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    A follow-up to my earlier post. Not an easy task for most of us, but we must try .. How To Permanently Detach From A Narcissist There is a lot of information already on the...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Integrating social media marketing in to the new Guitar Hero portal catapulted the manufacturer’s website traffic and enhanced on-line gross sales by in excess of 300 p.c.All the...
    William4174qpo2 William4174qpo2 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    One of the best article I came across ... Do you often engage in conversations with your narcissist that leave you feeling like you were talking to a brick wall or worse, maybe...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    "Your long-time period goal and also the tone within your manufacturer as well as your perception technique must hardly ever adjust, however the way you Categorical it may change...
    William4295ssr3 William4295ssr3 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I remember in grade school hearing about how everyone over the internet are dangerous. Of course, that's not true at all, but I eventually became too carefree and that really...
    SomethingPink SomethingPink 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm reaching the end of a marriage that has done a lot of good, but has failed to fill two hearts in the way true love and a lifetime commitment should. I will soon announce to her...
    Bfinally Bfinally 51-55, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    when I was little if I did got on the internet is was to play on paint. I remember jumping on the bed, playing hide and seek, red light green light, playing with my dolls, or hop...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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    and ironically we're talking about it on the internet. xD
    akkiRK akkiRK 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    A friend I talk to over the Internet told me that if his real life relationship doesn't work out, he might date me. To me, the idea is weird to be dating someone over the Internet...
    PapaSun56 PapaSun56 18-21, M Jun 26

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    The Internet has ruined so many childrens' self esteems, I was one of them, tbh. I thought we were all the same, I couldn't tell a difference in anybody. One day, I got an...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 10 Responses Jun 25

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    I look back, and my past seems to be the fantasy of long forgotten dreams – the people in it, unlikely to be real, at times, it breaks my heart to know they're still there. How I...
    Fable Fable 22-25, F Jun 23

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    We live at a time when it's more important to some to erase history then to build it.
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 9 Responses Jun 22

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    I want to go out and experience more from this life before it's gone.i have been missing out on sooo much! I need to make memories that'll last a lifetime. I need to live it up to...
    ALifeInterupted ALifeInterupted 18-21, F Jun 22

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    In the days before the Internet, the notion of inappropriate behaviour was very different. If you crossed the line you got a smack in the kisser. End of problem.
    vicjustvic vicjustvic 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 21

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    Kontor merkezi günün her saat her dakikası hizmete devam etmektedir.Stok sorunu olmayan kontor merkezi anında tl yükleme işlemi yapmaktadır. Siz sadece istediğiniz kontör...
    kontormerkezi kontormerkezi 22-25, M Jun 19

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    Okay okay, I may be really cheesy and cliché in this experience. I really do believe in internet relationships. Like, so much, it's inevitable. I don't know, I guess I just...
    shhstayquiet shhstayquiet 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    They are better to maintain you don't have to groom yourself by saying I don't grow myself I'm saying its an option and I do. you can reply when you want too because you have a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 18

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    I just created this group, I was going to say: I value internet as much as I value food and water, but then I realised that coffee is more important to me, so..! It is just that...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    Girls Going Crazy Over the Bay City RollersYesterday I took some of my BCR autographs and photos to my friends at Got The Picture to have them professionally mounted and framed...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Friendship Books Before the internet, we corresponded by hand, right around the world. The postal system was fairly reliable; the way I remember it, it was faster and more...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    I remember life before the Internet, and life before color TV. In fact I go all the way back to radio; the kind that used to glow in the dark. In fact I remember telegraph, and can...
    Radrat Radrat 66-70, M 4 Responses Jun 16

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    My social experiences were when I would ride, either my horse or my bike to the country store and get soda and a candy bar or bag of chips. Other kids would be there, doing the...
    calmincense calmincense 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I remember pagers. Lol. people communicate in person. children played outside and played board games. girls were girls
    dregina1 dregina1 31-35, F 11 Responses Jun 15

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    This is part 2, I already written how I felt the past week and well this story is more about what happened! Last Sunday late afternoon surely been really horrible I was about to...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    There really was life before the internet?
    louis98960 louis98960 61-65, M 6 Responses Jun 14

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    Picking Out A suitable one to your web presence or your business may be a awful job if youare not alert to your company demands and undoubtedly the pros and drawbacks of the...
    dobbyha08 dobbyha08 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    What could it be about web-hosting India that is therefore exciting? Why worry about hosting India? These are the perplexing questions that people ask ourselves each day, which...
    panoramicnecess08 panoramicnecess08 26-30, T 1 Response Jun 13

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    I'm quite concerned about life before death, too...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 13

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    When people are starting out with their new organization and desire to allow it to be accomplish into net convenience, they are likely to require a website and host it over a...
    anhornxml58 anhornxml58 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 13