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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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    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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    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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    Do you remember life before handphones and things like texting, emails, chatting?? I dont even think its possible to live without a mobile but i did once! Weirdly enough things did...
    fatin27 fatin27 26-30, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I didn't have a care in the world. I didn't care about boys and what they thought about me...or girls. I would go out and play with my friends. We had specific names for things...
    lovelygirll2323 lovelygirll2323 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    The first computer we ever had was DOS. I remember I had to put the big black floppy disk (whatever it's called) into the computer to play games. It was just a keyboard and monitor...
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M 9 Responses Jun 28

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    Well, I for one can sure remember that. Here's a classic example of how we would have fun - and probably a precursor to the internet! My best friend lived in the house opposite me...
    CarMechanic CarMechanic 66-70, M 7 Responses Jun 27

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    I am glad the internet is here in a way. Cause I wouldn't have met half of the people I have without it. Although, I wish it wasn't here because no one wants to go out and hang...
    chandy2014 chandy2014 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Back in high school even with Windows 95 and not being interested. I would mostly just be by myself and play Super Nintendo rather than be on the computer. Now, it's Facebook and...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Yep, I remember being in the womb at that time too...
    Mannz Mannz 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    It was fascinating. People outside. Games. And. Things to do.
    iamnoor iamnoor 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I remember back when kids and teenagers actually interacted with each other, by talking to each other face to face and by playing games like hide n' seek. But now that everything...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 12

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    CD players and an extra pair of AA batteries in everyone's pocket.
    RedPowerRangerJoJo RedPowerRangerJoJo 16-17, M 17 Responses 5 days ago

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    When you could spend hours playing games like british bulldog, hide and seek, tag. Or building a treehouse/fort, or simply going outside
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Why do every person I care about always leave me...I've only had 1 real relationship in my life before. The very first one last almost 3 years. We broke up after I moved back home...
    Sorasai Sorasai 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    every day i wake up .. eat my lunch (i go to sleep at morning)... all day in home .. then tv .. internet .. song .. mobile pass my time with this things .. at evening i go to my...
    Thepainlover Thepainlover 22-25, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    So ever since i got back from the clinic ive had no interest in life. i just lost about everything. and dont tell me i still have people because i dont have friends and i havent...
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    So here is the deal... my boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year and a half. He liked me first. I wasn't sure about him. Hes younger than me and Im mature for my age...
    PrincessDemeter PrincessDemeter 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    Please excuse my language i am not so good at writing...I havent seen my sister for about 3 years now and i dont know how to reach her or hear about her i dont know if she is fine...
    hearts121 hearts121 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    The only experience I'd ever had in the D/s lifestyle was with my most recent ex boyfriend, just before we broke up. I saw his computer filled with videos and bdsm stories and the...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 13 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I get very sad upset hopeless suicidal I always feel like I'm just stuck in a dream and I need to wake up, expect to wake up. I feel trapped. The longer I go without sleep the...
    missmalady missmalady 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    I know that many people out there dismiss anyone on the internet and say that you never know who is really behind the computer because they can pretend to be anyone. That's true...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm very guarded when I let people on the internet talk to me. I assume most of you are creepers or can add no real value to my life. And that's not just an internet thing. My...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have my life as before and after 1991.Before I was conservative ,I liked Rush Limbaugh, was sexist ,racist, mean and would fight verbally and some times physically. I was also...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 13

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    I wonder in which way I am being tested whenever I go through troubled times.I really liked this story I read a long time ago.Once there was a great king named Harishchandra who...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 20 hrs ago

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    This is so exciting! :) I will do my timeline here. :) Only putting some things. August 7, 1977 8:29 P.M. - I was born at Kapiolani Medical Center For Women And Children. around...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jul 4

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    Now and then I look to see if I can find out what happened to people I knew growing up. Usually I don't find much because I can't remember how to spell names or women have gotten...
    AggieGuy AggieGuy 31-35, M Jun 24

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    Definitely! Needed to make an emergency call? You had to make it to a pay phone. The idea of webpages for all to see and connecting to the world... was unbelievable. Cars often did...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 3 days ago

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    I changed my personality 3 times since I was born, cuz if I stayed the same I would've killed myself when I was 9. The first time i changed my personality was because of my...
    Kirakat14 Kirakat14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    This post might be long but I do Hope some people read this. I'll try to make it as short as possible. keep in mind this is NoT a love story maybe it was intended to be once but I...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Maybe but to what? Yea I move up n progress. But what do I expect? A firm also in the face. Rejection. Change a game to you but a struggle to me. How you know change an option...
    YoungRidah YoungRidah 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Feeling overwhelmed ? First kneel before me and let me take all that worry and independence away...
    darkpassion darkpassion 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    My name is Kyle. Im a 24 year old underwear crossdresser from the UK. Im straight and have no thoughts , desires or fantasies about other men. Im not homophobic. Just not...
    knickersguy knickersguy 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    My name is Asfaq Alam. I am from India. I am currently 23 years old and I live in New Delhi. I am an average looking guy. I want to share my life experience with you and experience...
    AsfaqAlam AsfaqAlam 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    Please make sure that you read this post before adding me to your circle. I love making new friends on EP, but I do try to stay away from creeps as well. Here are some things you...
    Justletmebeally Justletmebeally 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Honestly I just don't know anymore every time I try to be positive on life things just go bad again. Every since 7th grade things haven't been all that but things didn't really get...
    WoundedDreamer WoundedDreamer 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Yes, I check out profiles before I add "friends" and before I respond to personal messages as well. Just a precaution to avoid some wasting time on some of the nonsense on here...
    IM4REAL2 IM4REAL2 56-60, M 6 hrs ago

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    I'm 24 and the oldest of 3 girls. I'm in that age where people think I should be at the peak of my life, they say I should already have a stable job, so that I can help my family...
    gehanalyanna gehanalyanna 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    There they sat watching the screen The lady, the man; a mum, a dad On their, up to the minute, iPad. Thinking of the life that might yet been. Looking for souls dipping and diving...
    cloudymac cloudymac 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    As strange & sad as it may sound, most of my friends are people on the internet. I actually prefer them to most of the people I know in real life. Especially here on Experience...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I don't know I tell internet friends more secrets than I do to real life friends...
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    Here is what I mean. Hang around a little more and you will see that there are so many scams and fake people. Internet communication will make you feel like an idiot for being...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    It's not that I don't have real life friends.. It's just that we all get busy . Frankly there are things I tell my internet friends that I don't tell the people who are supposed...
    beautifulmoon100 beautifulmoon100 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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