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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...
    TigersEyeAndTurquoise TigersEyeAndTurquoise 70+, F Aug 14, 2013

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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 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

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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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    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    Omg lol is things like this that makes me hate the internet sometimes lol this is enough internet for the day! XD
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    i really do remember my life without the internet :) playing in our yard with my sisters, biking.. i was a very active child. I also had this toy called Viewmaster and some films...
    missanonymouz missanonymouz 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    All I remember is that though my siblings and I were provided with PC, the access to internet was impossible; for our education was a major concern for our parents. At that time...
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I wish a buck was still silver It was back when the country was strong Back before Elvis Before the Vietnam war came along Before The Beatles and 'Yesterday' When a man could...
    mombo1969 mombo1969 41-45, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Okay, this is for the younger people. When you keep talking and saying the same thing all the time, do you know what is meant when some tells you that you sound like a broken...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 3 Responses Apr 15

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    Life was so simple back then init ?
    greendragon7 greendragon7 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 22

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    Those days when everything was so much similar... 🙌
    CatWomen21 CatWomen21 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Found a site you can type in any link and find out what it looked like back to the 90's! AOL 3.0! Check out the experience project in 06' http://archive.org/web/
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 1 Response Apr 10

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    Does anybody remember having a watch that actually had to be wound? And all it did was tell you the time? No date, day, pedometer, etc. Every morning when you get up to go to...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 7 Responses Apr 12

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    The concert... The bullying... The endless waiting... At the movies with a friend... The bicycle... My confused hand-writing... My loneliness... The type-writer that I got from my...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 15

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    Oh my that was a while ago. I remember playing text base games on an Atari....then the first computers with the dial up connections to AOL and some others. Anyone remember...
    Johngi77 Johngi77 70+, M 1 Response Apr 19

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    the one thing I hated growing up was the AOL sign on sound(s). Now looking back on it I LOVE it now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1UY7eDRXrs
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 23

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    At the risk of sounding like a Monty Python Yorkshireman, indeed so! And no mobile 'phones either. In fact- as a child in the 70s- only about half the houses in our street had so...
    chapgeezer chapgeezer 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    when the bus was a Quarter the pay phone was a dime and mom screamed down the block when dinner was ready.....
    Imhungrytoo Imhungrytoo 51-55, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I find myself watching period piece type movies and tv shows and thinking "If they had just had a cell phone or caller ID"... Then I remember I grew up without those things and we...
    grumpykittie13 grumpykittie13 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Long ago I met people I thought would be lifelong friends here,turns out that some of them were liars and fakes and others were just passing through my life. I should be more...
    shelle48 shelle48 61-65, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    when i checked her status i surprised and i understand why she's amazing and i was right when i say great , she's from old school and has internet fans and i am lucky and happy , i...
    xham95 xham95 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    Knowing myself, I did exactly the same thing I always do, but really tried to keep this strong. I listen to the others who made me believe. I listened to you which made me doubt...
    Isis27 Isis27 36-40 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    In the eight grade I was under severe depression and could not sleep. So that led to me not being able to get up even with my alarm clock. Me and the principal were like best...
    gwebb17 gwebb17 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    Life broke. Shell cracked. Out came the dragon. Dragons don't go back inside eggs very well. Hello, world. So I wrote about 10% of 10 conversations. To someone I barely know...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    All my life ive seen it before it happens. All these big events. But recently, one has been reoccurring. I see my leg being shredded to pieces by something. What is it though? I...
    LordJashin LordJashin 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Round like a circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel Never ending on beginning On an ever-spinning reel... ...Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    About three months ago I met my best friend on the internet though a mutual friend we both knew in real life. she lived in CT I live in Minnesota. We talk everyday and video chat...
    sorryimbenji sorryimbenji 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I didn't really grow up with mobiles or internet when I was a child. I first used the internet in 2007 When I was 13 and I got my first phone in 2009 (but never used phones much...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F Apr 20

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    Internet communication was something new to me about an year ago...I always used internet but not its ability to connect you with other people. Now I think that it might be...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M Apr 6

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    Over time simple has become more complicated, With much advancement in technology we are becoming more lonelier than before or may be more selfish is the better word. With...
    zforeword zforeword 41-45, M Apr 12

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    My internet friend killed himself 2 years ago.. I still miss him and I hate myself bc I didn't even stop him.. His last words were " I'm in love with you since day one".. I feel so...
    OfMiceAndKaylinn OfMiceAndKaylinn 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 18

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    I do believe internet friends are real, I met the love of my life through the internet, through EP actually. And what we have is more real that anything I've ever felt, thank you...
    RainbowKitteh RainbowKitteh 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 27

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    I have been reading a lot about LOA- Law of Attraction and EFT- Emotional Freedom Techniques. Both talks about getting clear about what you want and to write it down. I've bee...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F Apr 5

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    I meet this guy from matrimonial site, he contact me and than started chasing me in a way that lot of phone calls and messages and i started to like the way he was doing all that...
    destinyandlife destinyandlife 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I can't live without internet....that's the deeply deeply truth....that's is superrr hard for me to live without internet... I can't imagine it tho....internet helps me a lot...
    christinelim819 christinelim819 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    My internet friends are closer to me than my real life friends. I feel like I can trust them more and I'm certain that they wouldn't go around talking about me behind my back like...
    mayyasothman mayyasothman 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    My city called me home long before I was ever willing to listen. It's been said when she wants you, she calls you. She courts you like a mistress, teasing, calling, nudging, and...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was bullied all the way through secondary school by the people who I considered as friends before
    Ieuster Ieuster 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    In 2008 I was bored with Myspace and Facebook and had tried a site I had vaguely remembered by name. I had no clue what I was in for. It was like Facebook or Myspace on crack. I...
    SandyDandy1968 SandyDandy1968 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Sometimes i contemplate leaving the internet behind totally or atleast 98%. I have spent so much time on it since i was 10 or so. 19 years. But, in my country, many of the...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 2 days ago