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I Knew Life Before The Internet

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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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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Oct 12, 2011

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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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    Not Really, Cus I'm Young But

    it was probably boringgggggggggggg as ****.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 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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    I think I was like 12 when we first got one of those old school 90s computers that are real bulky in the back and take up so much space, I can't even remember why we got a computer...
    beccaishere89 beccaishere89 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 23

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    I miss life before the internet. You can have a room full of people, but none of them will talk or interact because they're all on computers or phones. Kids don't go outside...
    Oaktreeacorn Oaktreeacorn 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I was born in July 1969 and am a Cancer. I definitely remember life before the Internet. When the computer to the open market it surely helped me with homework, researching of...
    gloriahughes gloriahughes 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 31

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    I remember life before Al Gore invented the internet.
    jmmoosey jmmoosey 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 8

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    Who would hang with this nagging stalking Internet trash who gossips on internet 24 hours a day......
    neverswingwithbitches neverswingwithbitches 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 7

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    Ahhh... Don't you sometimes wish you could go back to the days before the internet, just for a little while?
    1alwaysdreaming 1alwaysdreaming 18-21, F 28 Responses Oct 23

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    The early internet was differently used. With no pics and few local people, I found a world of friends where age, looks and location weren't important. We opened our hearts to...
    maahc maahc 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 13

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    And I remember the first website our tech guy showed me. the original yahoo site and he searched van halen. my kids dont understand when I talk about something I didnt know pre...
    SouthernDaisy SouthernDaisy 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I made a kaleidoscope today! Today's the happiest day of my career. I probably have the best job, EVER! Today was a great learning experience. A lot of thins got reiterated, as...
    mridulaharihar mridulaharihar 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    Even before Telegraph!
    elKraken elKraken 70+ 6 Responses Nov 14

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    It was a barren, desolate land filled with murderous thieves and hungry cannibals... It's a place I wish I never have to see again
    AreYouDaft25 AreYouDaft25 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 26

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    And it sucked compared to now. -_- I love technology. :3
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    I used to dance and play with my sisters. I was very active and happy. Miss those days...
    NaNaJene NaNaJene 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    Kids would actually go outside and play. I would always leave my house around 9am, hangout with friends, go bike riding, arcades, play basketball, go to a burger joint nearby...
    ownfrnchseplaya ownfrnchseplaya 26-30, M Nov 5

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    remember the days when people could go more than ten minutes without being completely distracted by their phone? I think "social media" has killed true social interaction.
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 2 Responses Nov 9

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    I remember when I still had my innocence at least
    Conspiracys Conspiracys 13-15, M Nov 10

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    I was exchanging snail mails with a seminarian.
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 5 Responses Nov 10

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    I wasn't alive... #Imtooyoung
    pinkhappysparkle pinkhappysparkle 13-15, F Nov 10

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    How important is money or being rich to you?
    bleedingpanda bleedingpanda 13-15, M 10 Responses Nov 11

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    ... another way of saying I would enjoy getting to know some of the "older" people on here (as well as others!)
    Ahkeylee Ahkeylee 51-55 1 Response Nov 12

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    She taught me to live life. Before her, I dated girls in secret. Only those closest knew who I was. For her, I came out in all of my fluidity to my conservative Christian family...
    annickjean2 annickjean2 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    That's what I've known for so many years. It's taken its toll to no end. It's made think things I never had hoped to think. It's made me pray and pray for my death. I'm so ready to...
    Jpeavey Jpeavey 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I work from home, and I never leave the house, so the internet is my life. I'm here on EP almost 24/7, so I don't really need to go out. Its great to know you all!
    PatrickMoosePants PatrickMoosePants 18-21, M 2 Responses 51 mins ago

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    August 18, 2014. That was the day before the best night of my life. August 18th is my birthday, and 2014 happened to be my 16th. My friend Kaycee had planned a surprise party for...
    caitlynbroedel caitlynbroedel 16-17, F Oct 28

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    Since I met my Internet Friends in person for the first time about two weeks ago, how could I not believe Internet friends are real? Let's face it: I had no friends when I was...
    kiyokichan kiyokichan 13-15, F Nov 1

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    I have made some good friends thru the internet. Some know more about me than my friends in "real life."LOL I don't know if that's good or bad. The internet has brought a lot of...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    By using a articles motion system, we will let you additional your on the net�facts by brainstorming and Discovering more avenues of content each by implementation and generation...
    Shelton22lv Shelton22lv 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    scriptURE FULFILLED IN MY LIFE Oct.1947: “My substance was not hidden from Thee, when I was made in secret, and intricately wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Nov 3

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    "So.... Ya wanna fu**?" She asked me as if she was asking me which movie I wanted to watch. ...when all intimacy is gone... When trust has evaporated entirely and when the only...
    cyclone80 cyclone80 31-35, M 5 Responses Nov 11

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    I don't know what led me here but definitely something which i wanted to share with someone as i couldn't contain myself no more. I cant share it with anybody so searched on the...
    prinkabedi prinkabedi 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I love the internet. When it first started I knew nothing about it. I didn't even know what it was, what it was used for, how to use it, or where to find it. Now I really enjoy it...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    I'm not doing it again, I had many trust problems with that. I'm not telling who they are, It's my business. But I would tell yall that I dated on here and it was a wreck for me...
    YoungSwagTheRapper YoungSwagTheRapper 16-17, M 11 hrs ago

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    If I am hiding this site from my parents and from my friends, this site that I speak who I truly am, then it must be easier to speak my mind to people on the internet. When I try...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 23

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    The internet has so much to offer that real life does not. I wish I could just sit in front of a computer screen for my whole life.
    ifrive1974 ifrive1974 13-15, M Oct 31

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    Yeah, I'm losing my edge. I'm losing my edge. The kids are coming up from behind. I'm losing my edge. I'm losing my edge to the kids from France and from London. But I was there...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    They're friends, and they just HAPPEN to be on the internet. It doesn't make them any different to RL friends: you can still share secrets, share laughs and be happy with them...
    DisguisedAsMe DisguisedAsMe 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    "Men and women will try to eat after they're unfortunate, lonely, bored or indignant - after which they're going to sense responsible and defeat on their own up afterwards...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am so frustrated right now, I just snapped dammit! my internet connection is not the fastest it is the okay-ish type of internet connection but 3 days ago this godammned thing...
    ifeelyoukodomotachi ifeelyoukodomotachi 18-21, F Oct 29

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    But it is. Everyday I wake up I think about my past. I can't move forward mentally. My brain is so consumed with my past self (childhood). I experienced so many trials as a kid...
    forestchild forestchild 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    If the internet wasn't here I wouldn't be here. I've met people that helped me because of the internet and if there was no internet I would've never met them and I would have never...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Not just internet dating, but the internet in general. People use it as a substitute for human contact and get used to the instant gratification it provides. But no one acts real...
    mbroderson mbroderson 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 5