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I Knew Life Before The Internet

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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 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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    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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    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M Oct 12, 2011

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    And life before digital on general. there were so many more opportunities for live human interaction and chemistry before everyone was glued to a phone. I remember so many...
    LeighAd1 LeighAd1 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    ...when something happened to you exciting, and you shared your story with yule family at the dinner table later that evening. ...cell phones suck
    starkeith starkeith 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    YES! There was life before the internet. I remember going outside and playing with my friends not looking down at a tiny screen. Your imagination with your best play time toy! The...
    justlarryw justlarryw 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I missed the first part of my life. I was homeschooled until 9th grade. I had lived with my mom, and homeschooling is all I knew. Once my mom and dad got divorced, my mom won...
    A7SH A7SH 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Some of the most amazing people, I have ever met were from the internet. We text, email, video and talk on the phone for about 5-7 years before actually meeting. Perhaps, we are...
    Creativce Creativce 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I like being more connected with the world but it's sad how antisocial and awkward it's making kids
    civix22 civix22 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I didn't have to worry about people insulting me online, about how many likes and comments I get on my pictures, who texts me first, if the group chat talks bad about you, people...
    adriana0102 adriana0102 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Life was sooooo difficult with out the Internet, it was difficult not being able to find certain things and rarely was it easy to find a location, now all that has changed. Thank...
    John2526 John2526 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    When Life Gives You Lemons...Weeks after I received some unexpected news, I can still remember feeling some intense moments of anger. The kind of anger that sneaks up and engulfs...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    OK I do believe in GOD and must say I am truly a walking testimony but my life has not dictated my belief. As of today I am unemployed I don't know where I will find a job, my...
    Godhasme Godhasme 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    whether there's nothing to do, or if there's something important I should be doing, I get trapped in Internet land, doing things I want to instead of things I should be doing. help...
    CreativeKitty CreativeKitty 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    They're different type of people from internet some are great and some are weird, but that's not the point. I believe that relationship from internet could be real so I'm caring...
    imagineon imagineon 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I remember days when we used to play stupid games swim in lakes hang out at nowhere and plan something big meet each other for no reason chit chat for hours a decade ago and today...
    abhayisabhay abhayisabhay 22-25, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    my parents didn't have computer until I was 13. who all remembers the days of total boredom? those days where you made up the silliest games. but those were fun and I don't regret...
    CreativeKitty CreativeKitty 18-21, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I believe internet friends can be more caring and loving than the people around us. i would love to meet my internet friends so I could finally be happy.
    mycliffordsoul mycliffordsoul 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Six years ago (or maybe seven) I was playing an online game where I met a person from my country. By the time we became online friends. We used to chat and play together all the...
    ThePurpleSun ThePurpleSun 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    Yeah... I remember when those didn't exist.. I did everything by hand when I wrote my stories or wrote in a journal. I was the last member of the family to own a computer. I hated...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Jul 26

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    I was 17 years old and 3 months pregnant when I met him. I was all alone and so scared. We immediately took to each other and fell in love quick. It wasn't until after I had my son...
    onlyhuman1 onlyhuman1 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    When I lost my job of 2years in January I thought it would be easy enough to get another job I always have in the past. But now most places only take online resumes, unlike back...
    butterflyangels2387 butterflyangels2387 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 25

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    I am slow at adopting technology and only use it when it actually suits me. I like the Internet because I am a knowledge hound, and email allows me efficient access to people, but...
    65Cadillac 65Cadillac 41-45, M Jul 25

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    Life was so much easier then without all the technology.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Jul 25

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    Call me delusional, but internet relationships (Long distance relationships) seem to be more common now a days. It's much easier to meet people. It's just finding that other...
    EvoKinevil EvoKinevil 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I believe internet friends are real..sometimes, but they are just as hard to find as physical friends. There are a lot of impersonators and creeps on the Internet so you have to be...
    Cheyanne42 Cheyanne42 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    The careers I wanted to do growing up! When I was younger a child I was obsessed with soldiers and wanted to be in the army I love the camouflage gear you have to wear and the...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    So, i dated this guy. I've known him most of my life. And we used to be so comfortable with each other even before we were friends, because our sisters were best friends, and our...
    selfh8ter98 selfh8ter98 16-17, F Jul 21

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    Everything is falling apart... My best friend hates me, like 100% hates me all I did was warn him about this girl, cause he asked what I thought of her and I told him the truth...
    wanttobeokay wanttobeokay 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    When you couldn't hide the fact that you were losing an argument by commenting on the other person's spelling and grammar.
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    Actually a funny story. GUYS, do not judge me for this, I was only 11 years old. I met a girl on a forum called gaiaonline.com. I messaged her and we chatted for HOURS. After...
    Omziraal Omziraal 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    For anyone who has tried it, what's your funniest story? Here's mine. Talked to a guy, seemed ok. Saw his pic. He was just an average guy but I wasn't looking for George Clooney...
    Queenbee1960 Queenbee1960 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Here's a small moment of my personal life: my cat is outside my bedroom door, whining and meowing to get in. He has to stay out because I am working on important things he would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 19

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    I really really want an Internet bff to talk to and tell everything and I want them to tell me everything too and we can text and Skype and everything so if you wanna be my...
    Haleybruh2002 Haleybruh2002 13-15, F Jul 17

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    Before I discovered memes, I wasnt doing to well. My family would usually get in fights and argue and pull me into the middle of it. That all changed once I discovered this, "MEME...
    MikeTheAngel MikeTheAngel 13-15, M Jul 17

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    I remember life before Internet. I think life was better. People had to make a bigger effort,to be in your life. People had to learn the skills of socializing. People had to hear...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    Do you know what my "tablet computer" was when I was a kid? It was a "Magic Slate". Remember them? You have a stick, write on the plastic, and what you write come out on the...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I'm new to this so bare with me. I'm figuring this may be more helpful to mend or help my aching heart. I guess I start with my story... I was with the most wonderful man on the...
    lostinwoods83 lostinwoods83 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I am so happy to meet my friend on here we have talked for a few months and he is the best thing that has ever happen to me I don't even consider him a friend he is like my brother...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 17

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    mall,radio and bar hopping ,dear god iv come a long way!
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 16