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I Knew Life Before The Internet

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 143 People

    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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    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 26-30, M Oct 12, 2011

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    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F Aug 8, 2015

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

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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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    It feels me with sadness seeing weight loss before and afters. They always look so happy being fat lazy pigs.
    AmandaBanks AmandaBanks 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    Stuffing myself with food before bed so that my body has no choice but to pack on the pounds. Tonight's its nutella drenched toast.
    AmandaBanks AmandaBanks 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    Like when I get on EP for example! I could be super depressed but I'd still try to write helpful comments and answers on here. Just because I'm not happy doesn't mean I can't make...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I've made mistakes in my life by being with girlfriends that don't love me
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    To all the guys I've loved before. I dedicate this song to all the guys I've loved before. :) feel free to add a song.
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Wanna maybe meet some internet people? In Southern California? Want to make videos or like geeky/nerdy/sporty/gaming/physical activities? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Maybe it isn't even hate. But still I don't know the real reason. She has been avoiding me... often nervous, when I'm around. The last time she "talked" to me was in a long...
    Vakuum Vakuum 13-15, T 1 day ago

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    The problem/challenge I have with internet is there're so many things I am curious about - so many browser tabs can be opened. Just type then phwoosh! Cannot concentrate on one...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I met someone that has changed my life. Before I met him, I had social anxiety and many more problems. I wouldn't want go out and find comfort in my home. It's a long story how I...
    sxyylove sxyylove 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    So I've just gotta say I love the internet. Yeah it makes it where you don't have as much privacy as you used too, and people abuse it for malicious purposes, but there's a lot of...
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    My real life friends are ok, but my Internet's understand me better... and don't judge me. I don't judge them either... I feel I understand them better and they understand me...
    Alexconers Alexconers 18-21 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really do believe this. I personally don't have any but the love of my life ... I met him on the Internet so there's no doubt in my mind that there's a possibility I could meet a...
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I was coming home to be with you even before I was supposed to leave this lonely country but I never knew until 2 days ago that for 6 months now you've been cheating on me and...
    JJLEIGH JJLEIGH 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I had a very bad road accident coming home from work (March 2001). My brain was very badly damaged; I was told that there was no part around the outside of the brain which was not...
    VB05 VB05 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I remember the smell of newsprint on a rainy day.. Thick paper and bold fragrant ink. The sports section, printed on green paper and the entertainment section on Sundays would be...
    Dominantvelvet Dominantvelvet 46-50, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    i love how internet friends are better then real life friends....
    Chelle14 Chelle14 18-21, F 7 Responses a week 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 a week 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...
    vonengel96 vonengel96 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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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 Feb 4

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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 Feb 4

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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 Feb 3

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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 Feb 3

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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 Feb 3

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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 Feb 2

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    ItllBeOnSnapChatDude-TryAndDoAFlipOrSomethinCoolOnTheWayDownBro
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 2

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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 Feb 1

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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 Jan 30

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    Yes and it sucked very very bad. Complete ****.
    davidschild37 davidschild37 22-25, M 8 Responses Jan 30

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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 Jan 30

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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 Jan 30

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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 26 Responses Jan 30

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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