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I Like The Anonymity Of The Internet

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    I find it easier to make friends on the internet. Yes they're real friends plus I would like a few.. Around my own age. Maybe in time we could swop numbers, snap chat ect.
    WannaBeAna1 WannaBeAna1 13-15, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I take in consideration I don't know these people so **** them and their opinions, People hide behind the anonymity of the internet because they feel 20 feet tall to say the hell...
    theundisputedtruth theundisputedtruth 26-30 May 12

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    12:20 The internet/gaming life literally takes me out from everything social events parties having actual friends outside of school in all seriousness who needs friends when you...
    sneakxy sneakxy 16-17, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I dunno I guess can just express myself easier online, I also like not being able to see my audience and them not being able to see me. it means the connection between us is done...
    DrDeathDefying DrDeathDefying 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I don't travel simply to arrive, but more to leave. I've been developing wanderlust since primary school, when my parents must've switched me to five different schools all over the...
    Shinoyo Shinoyo 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    like, why the hell do you people troll? I've never understood why. I am actually proud to say that I've never trolled on the internet in my entire life. its just something im not...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes i contemplate leaving the internet behind totally or atleast 98%. I have spent so much time on it since i was 10 or so. 19 years. But, in my country, many of the...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M May 3

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    I believe in internet flings but not in substantial relationships because in reality you'd spend your time with this person face to face and sometimes you form amazing online...
    bluemoon93 bluemoon93 18-21, F May 11

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    I hate being In the car traveling some place and the internet be slow like crazy. I can't even listen to pandora because the internet is slow. I wish iTunes music list was free.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F May 13

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    Life before the internet was one where I didn't sit in front of a box and type conversations to people around the world. That sucked. Life before the internet was me, younger...
    meTheGrandDad meTheGrandDad 61-65, M 1 Response May 17

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    Sad to admit it, but I am addicted. I always find some excuse to use the Internet. It's the first thing I use when I wake up and the last when I go to bed. Sometimes I feel like I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 18

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    I am very much addicted to the computer and especially to the internet. I am a computer and Internet junky. I bought my first computer in 1990 when I was in college. Since that...
    stephaniewashington stephaniewashington 46-50, F 1 Response May 2

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    I have met the best and most faithful friends I have on the internet. Internet broadens horizons, allows you to meet people you once couldn't. <3
    ButtonsABXY ButtonsABXY 16-17, F 5 Responses May 4

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    I fell in love with one of my internet friends. It was when I was first discovering that I was trans. She didn't know I was trans, she thought I was just an underdeveloped boy. We...
    kloudkat kloudkat 16-17, T 7 Responses May 10

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    Internet friends seem more supportive than real life friends. When I was a kid I was told "don't talk to strangers on the internet" but they are supportive and great to talk to, as...
    RebeccaIsAwesome01 RebeccaIsAwesome01 13-15, F May 18

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    I can't believe this is happening. Going to meet my best internet friend this summer, it's going to be awesome, no doubt!! Who said internet friends aren't real?
    menno1998 menno1998 16-17, M 3 Responses May 22

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    I didn't use to think that internet friends counted as real friends but over the last year I have made plenty of good friends via the internet and they are supportive and caring...
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 1 Response May 22

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    I never really come on or off the internet but the past few days I have been off the internet and couldn't of been more happier
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 23

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    That's true. They're indeed real. Not everyone, some just hurt and go. Like hit and run. But some.. some of them just reside in our hearts and heal us all the time. I've internet...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 3

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    I may be "old enough" to remember what life was like before the Internet, but I'm also old enough to have all the usernames you want, but can't have. So nana-nana-boo-boo to you...
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 4 Responses May 13

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    I don't watch a lot of TV and when I do I'm picky. But I enjoy "The Daily Show", loved "The Colbert Report" and my new favorite is a show called @Midnight. It can be a bit risqu...
    llevame llevame 41-45, F May 15

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    Life before the Internet was like living life in the woods with oil lamps and other old-fashioned items used back in the day.
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F 1 Response May 17

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    I never minded sending pics to people do not know me but I have never sent any to someone I know. A pic is forever and once on the internet, always on the Internet.
    meTheGrandDad meTheGrandDad 61-65, M May 23

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    I would like to make internet friends, exchange numbers, chat and experiences, and then eventually meet up one day for coffee
    nandimg nandimg 22-25 4 Responses May 24

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    It's like I know I'm addicted and you hate being on the Internet bur your obsessed with going online and your helpless
    JakeG1234 JakeG1234 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yes i do believe that internet friends are real. I've met some of my closest friends via Xbox Live and been in contact for over 6 years now. I've also had the chance to meet them...
    CandyDreamsx CandyDreamsx 22-25, F 5 Responses May 3

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    yes. internet friends are the best.
    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F 4 Responses May 4

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    Watching catfish sometimes is so uplifting, it really gives me hope in my internet relationships. I'm tearing up seeing how happy they were when they finally met :)
    existJenna existJenna 13-15, F 4 Responses May 9

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    Running water, electricity and heat have been my most crucial utilities until the need for internet access became ever more critical to have. Many times, I have had to depend on...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 1 Response May 9

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    I have tried to get to know a woman on the internet. I saw her photo on a social media site. I friended her, that was the easy part, then I sent her message after message. No...
    fellinlovewithagirl fellinlovewithagirl 18-21, M 3 Responses May 9

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    Before you marry someone, you need to make them use a computer with slow internet, and you'll see who they REALLY are.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response May 12

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    Dear Lord, Please grant me the ability to punch people over the internet.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I believe internet friends and relationships are real they've both been proven very real for me
    ForeverDenyingIt ForeverDenyingIt 13-15, F 5 Responses May 12

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    Today, I have decided to take an Internet hiatus. I need to clear my mind, focus on the people that matter to me. Which are my family and a very small group of friends. So to all I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 13

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    I sent her pics in my thongs with my face in and she shared them on the internet. I can never get those photos back. I trusted her and she outed me publicly.
    ryanwearsthongs ryanwearsthongs 22-25, M 1 Response May 14

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    Remember the annoying sound, trying to logon to the internet using your 14k4 dial up modem? Keeping tje phoneline blocked gor a whole day and swearing you would never do that again...
    Znookr Znookr 36-40, M 4 Responses May 14

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    Luckily the places I frequent have great service, but when my phone has issues I just want to kill it. I prefer my laptop to my phone anyway, but still, its maddening when you want...
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M May 15

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    I knew I'm not the one doing this, everyone who had access to the internet does this do. But if it will interfere with productivity and output perhaps it should controlled. I knew...
    cmc2 cmc2 26-30 May 15

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    I married my internet friend.
    johntyrel johntyrel 31-35, M 3 Responses May 17

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    Using proper English is very important on the Internet, in my opinion. Sure, if I'm joking around, I'll type illiterate, but other than that, I'll be literate. I can't take anyone...
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F May 17

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    the problem is that every time I'm on the internet is time I'm not spending with my wife or family. and it really hurts when my children make a comment about their dad is always on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 18

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