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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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    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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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Oct 12, 2011

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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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    Related Experiences

    Yup... I remember life before the internet. I was already 26 years old before we first got connected in 1998. Before that it was just the BBS service online. In many ways, the...
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I may be young but I DO remember the times before internet. I hardly used the computer and my entertainment came from TV/Video games. OR riding bikes XD Being poor in the 90s...
    Ruru88 Ruru88 18-21, F Mar 24

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    things were better off before the internet. I think that the world was not meant to be so connected. I admit I do enjoy the internet a lot but things were better before it. also...
    Returnoflordtyrant Returnoflordtyrant 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    There's so many things I did before the internet, that I don't do now. I remember writing letters to my pen-pals, listening to music on records, 8 tracks, then later the cassette...
    hellcat88 hellcat88 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Hours in front of huge volumes of encyclopedia britannica EVERY book report or project. I do reminisce about the simple times before hand in my younger years but.. I'm so happy...
    nicohan nicohan 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am here to tell you about me, my vision and my reality. I'm looking for three women and two men to join me in leaving society. Leaving it all behind and building a community of...
    leaving6622 leaving6622 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    In the time before Google! how did we have to look up information? You had encyclopedias at home or you had to go to the local library. Imagine if the kids today had to do that...
    meme111111 meme111111 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I actually went out and did things with people :o i can't even imagine those days, now i just do things with people on my phone...
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    One guy , my roommate, changed me from an afraid-to-try, rule-following person to a experimenting fun loving guy I am now. I got guts to play Counter-Strike for 4hrs on the day...
    kalel2389 kalel2389 22-25, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    My life would be different and most likely better. But oh well, what's done is done. No point in moping about it.
    esmer2496 esmer2496 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    He walked into the room and my heart immediately started beating quickly. I knew of him and his reputation, but it was the first time I ever seen him up close. That all sounds...
    Skinnylove29 Skinnylove29 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I get really excited the day before things like easter, Halloween and Christmas... I also get excited for my Birthday and when i get new things xD right now im excited for Easter...
    otakugamerwolf otakugamerwolf 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    ... and sometimes I hate it. It consumes time and maybe I should use some of my "Internet time" to be more productive. But on the other hand... I love it. Internet is a whole...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I believe everything happens for a reason and that you meet everyone that you meet for a reason. Most of my friends have been girls, but I've had one really good guy friend and...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's 2.07am. So forgive me if this is a bit incoherent. I did an internet search on 'i hate my life' (without quotation marks of course), and was pleased (in a masochistic sort of...
    TheEndIsNotNigh TheEndIsNotNigh 31-35, F Apr 3

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    I would always imagine what it's like to have...INTERNET FRIENDS! I mean people say its really no different to having physical friends... that sounded out of place :p. Anyways, I...
    Happystar3901 Happystar3901 13-15, F Mar 19

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    I never knew that everyone on the internet was an expert on everything. Anyone else out there get annoyed at the people who "know everything" and undermine everyone else's comments...
    Jack0fTr4d3s Jack0fTr4d3s 22-25, M Apr 1

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    I think I knew all my life that I was a lesbian but actually didn't notice it until I was about 15-16 years old. Even before then, I knew something was off about me. All...
    handwrittenlovenotes handwrittenlovenotes 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    The trolls as there known are everywhere.. I was on the internet from the beginning and the computer went from being $3000.00 to its everywhere and on your phone.. Well it opened...
    AgingGracefully AgingGracefully 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    My parents get so freaking angry at me because of that! I'm always on internet and I don't know why it is so annoying to them. Gosh... -_- I don't bother them when I use the...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Mar 20

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    Hey guys... I also wanted to change my life... Especially for the better. I figured out how to do it and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 29

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    Hey guys... I figured out how to feel better about myself, and be happier and I'd like to share it with you all. (I am aware this might all sound very hippie like...but I'm just...
    xxersabooxx xxersabooxx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I grew up in my parents home learning about God. never did a day go by that they taught me. they brought me up in a Godly home and brought me to the house of worship every week. I...
    flyingangel7 flyingangel7 46-50, F Apr 3

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    I do believe that internet friends are real, but they are limited. They can't really see you at your worst and they can't be there as fully for you as a person who is really there...
    Mattie1203 Mattie1203 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    Right after I got my iPod in 2010 I was hooked. Have gone through three apple products and my 2 phone internet is life!!!!
    kellycrosbie13 kellycrosbie13 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    My "study" time is basically all wasted on the Internet- I'm supposed to spend 30-40 hours a week doing independent study but I'm lucky if I do 3-4; I end up watching YouTube clips...
    mblo2984 mblo2984 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm alone most of the time don't have too many friends... I spend a lot of my days in bed or campus, I don't talk a lot and I'm very shy around people, I have this habit of...
    LadyMayah LadyMayah 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I met Ben in December 2012 and we both instantly liked each other, things I think went way to fast and we jumped into a relationship to quick. A lot of my friends and family died...
    meme2183 meme2183 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Ever since I was a child I felt that I was different from other kids including my classmates and friends. I was born in the Philippines but I never truly felt at home. I was more...
    lapluma808 lapluma808 26-30, F Mar 30

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    Ever since I was a child I felt that I was different from other kids including my classmates and friends. I was born in the Philippines but I never truly felt at home. I was more...
    lapluma808 lapluma808 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Work is given higher priority than friends. If there is enough time, both work as well as friends are reality. There is not enough time. Work is given higher priority than friends...
    Contemplatings Contemplatings 22-25 1 day ago

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    So, one night during the summer, my boyfriend and I were going through some turmoil in our relationship. I was so angry because he was supposed to pick me up from Anacostia Station...
    RoyautePrincess RoyautePrincess 26-30 3 days ago

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    Sometimes you got to make choices you don't want to. Sometimes life gets overwhelming and you got to sit back and think about what the right thing to do is. Sometimes you got to be...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Recently I talked to a suicidal girl who needed help. She told me all that was wrong with her life and I told her all that was wrong with mine. She had plans, she knew what she...
    girl3255 girl3255 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    So this is my life. I'm a very shy girl and I was happy until I was 9. After what happened when I was 9, my life became very bad and painful. And then I wanted to suicide. But...
    DarkEmoAngel06 DarkEmoAngel06 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    My first experience was when I was five. Not only did I believe, and still do that I was born in Egypt but, I had the most incredible dream one day when put down for a nap. Some...
    Rets54 Rets54 56-60 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I was born and raised as a Roman Catholic and I still am but I learned to be more open minded at an early age. I felt so lonely and I knew I wasn't from here because I knew my...
    lapluma808 lapluma808 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Since you left me, I never really tried To put my life back where it should belong. And I've always let the past come back, I'm realizing that it could be wrong. But now I...
    lanhancupto lanhancupto 26-30, M Apr 9

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    For a brief second I knew a boy named Alejandro.Have you ever had someone in your life and all of a sudden, in a second they are gone from your life?Age 16 on the eve of junior...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Since I was a little boy I didn't communicate with people. I was something like an introvert. Instead of improving my social life I started different activities like martial arts...
    ghos7 ghos7 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    Internet Relationship-people say that it won't last but I personally think that it might be more intimate than a FTF relationship. I've been dating this guy from Chicago and he's a...
    BisexualGirl95 BisexualGirl95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Sometimes I wish I could find a girl online to have a pretend life with. That we could invent our own world. Talk on the phone as if we're just estranged from each other. Make up...
    HiImDavey HiImDavey 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    This is getting ridiculous, no really So in the last 2 f*cking weeks - I turned down a guy who liked me in real life in favor of another guy on the Internet (wtf was I thinking...
    Thelightinthesky Thelightinthesky 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Internet relationships are much more successful than FTF relationships in my opinion because online relationships actually require you to build some type of trust and COMMUNICATION...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 21

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    I do LOL. I have made many great internet friends here though :-)
    cityfolk cityfolk 13-15, F Mar 22

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    Darn right . I have had a lot of rude people bother me on the Internet most of them where adults. Very sad.
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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