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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 18-21, 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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    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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    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 Apr 13

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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 Apr 13

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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 Apr 13

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    There are some of them that you can’t trust on, and some of them you can at the internet. I met my friend here on EP for about five months ago. Though just five months ago it...
    LolitaHazeAintNothingForYou LolitaHazeAintNothingForYou 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm not a perfect person so as my life. I have ups and down and maybe sometimes I whine about it but I can't change it so I just live with it. But when it comes to love life, I try...
    MiloLover MiloLover 16-17, F 6 hrs 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've used the internet for a crutch for a very long time. While others used sex, booze or other drugs, I took on the internet as my addiction to drown out whatever it is I was...
    Crownite Crownite 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day 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 Apr 16

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    Wow, who would have thought that I somehow became a victim of internet trolls!I posted a photo of some milk from a local supermarket, on the supermarkets facebook page. It shows...
    Germanovna Germanovna 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    There are good things and bad things about online friends. If you only communicate through the internet you might get closer to them than you would real friends. You wouldn't be...
    SofiaAlexia SofiaAlexia 22-25, F 18 Responses 1 day ago

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    i do believe in internet relationship but i am beginning to be doubtful.. when i start exploring EP a guy was constantly everyday communicating with me and starting to show that he...
    Crecre Crecre 26-30, F 2 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 Apr 12

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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 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 Apr 14

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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 6 days ago

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    He wasn't necessarily the sole root of my transformation, but he undoubtedly helped me in a way I can't describe. Spring break I met a boy on a cruise two years older than me...
    sabzz7 sabzz7 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs 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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    I want a internet friend who I can relate too and I believe in internet friends..
    MelanesianTabby MelanesianTabby 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs 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 a week 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 7 Responses a week ago

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    there are a couple of things in my life that aren't working out but i dont know how to change them, if i can at all. for one, im having a bad time at school because i have a lot...
    moonpuppy2 moonpuppy2 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My boyfriend rifles through my things. He comes across a box of random things, pictures, memos, trinkets. He lifts up a laminated funeral program. 'Who is this, Who?' The program...
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F Mar 24

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    God dammit! The internet's too slow!!!!😱😱😱😱😱😱
    reading27 reading27 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I feel so trapped in my own Life. I just don't know what to do at the moment, how can I be justified by my mistakes? A few months ago, I had used a debit card to make a few payment...
    Nyanperona Nyanperona 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Honestly, this is something that obviously during my lifetime wont change but I am lucky enough to have been in a generation (probably the last) that wrote notes in class, went to...
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Internet can some times be a waste of time
    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I am so addicted to the internet and to my computer in general. I first started to do online shopping. All of a sudden I was doing lots of research for others and personal...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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