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I Like The Anonymity Of The Internet

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    In real life, I have social anxiety. The internet makes it easier to talk to people. No one can see me, I can't see them. I don't worry as much and don't really care about what they think of me. I sweat so much when I'm around strangers and I don't know what to say lol. I am...
    oldaccount oldaccount 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2012

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    For the time I've been here, I've met some really awesome people on here. Although it's not far from the rule, I've found that for those that I've seen (as in a photo), I've been...
    privatelyanonymous privatelyanonymous 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 22

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    This is just based on my Opinion but to me, I'm basing what I am saying on the Obvious. I was born in the 90's so I grew up with the Internet being born but I was not surrounded...
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    I use several highly restrictive browser addons for parental controls at maximum settings and save them with a deliberately mistyped password. This blocks me permanently from...
    waterfoxer waterfoxer 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I discovered this accidentally and love this . I am not sure how many real people are in this site but excited to explore this. Anybody like me?
    hottestrama hottestrama 26-30, M Oct 12

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    ((Forgive my expletives that follow. I try to use proper language when I write, but I also write with emotion and sometimes, strong words are the only way to convey my meaning...
    OnceThereWasAGirl OnceThereWasAGirl 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    The plural on the abbreviation Website positioning also can make reference to "internet search engine optimizers", individuals who offer SEO services.Should improve your online...
    Anthony825d5cr0 Anthony825d5cr0 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    For the past years the internet was making it harder and harder to use services automatically. Now, to utilize some bookmarking or SEO scripts you'll need reliable SOCKS PROXIES...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Oct 11

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    The internet in the late 90's and early 2000's were awesome. I hate how the internet turned. The internet is so full of **** now, it is sad.
    wastedglory wastedglory 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I remember seeing the Internet in 1991/92 for the first time. The browser was called Netscape. The 'Internet' was only sites in the university. There were no images. Just text. I...
    princecorum princecorum 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 5

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    We've all thought about that one thing that sounds like it'll be a winner leaving our mouths. The situations may differ, but it's happened to all of us. It cycles through our...
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    A few nights ago I came home from work and parked myself on my couch with my iPad to do my usual surfing. Huh, up comes a notification that I'm not connected to the internet. Ok...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Yo if you think teens should not have a phone or not use the internet then you should think that we live in a new generation, teens these days use their phone 24/7 deal with it...
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Oct 4

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    What, you mean there was life before the Internet? Actually, technically I suppose Internet (then ARPANET, but that's what it was) went international in 1973, before my birth. Oh...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    Honestly I didn't discover internet until I was 13 years old. I of course had played on a computer before, but those were just game discs and what not. Yes that seems strange for...
    TakeMeAway15 TakeMeAway15 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I live in the middle of nowhere internet wasnt really a thing I got into until I was much older because the connection was quite bad It wasnt really worth trying but I am...
    Abusing Abusing 22-25 1 Response Oct 4

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    I believe the internet is a place where you can learn much more about people than you would face to face.I also believe that the internet is the perfect place for someone to...
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M Oct 8

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    Not so much internet friends as internet partners. Especially if you're female. I mean, how do you know who you're talking to is a safe person to meet in real life? Knowing someone...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    My addiction to the internet is especially challenging. I am completely obsessed with current events and political opinion and facebook is the only way I connect with loved ones...
    princeofthieves123 princeofthieves123 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Well before I discovered the internet. I actually had a life before then. I was more sociable, and went out A LOT. I attended many after school programs and had a very good...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    While listening to my car's built-in radio (not a hand-held device) I heard a story about a young man. This guy, in 2006, was texting on his flip-phone while driving in the icy...
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M Sep 30

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    I know what you're thinking that it's very bad to meet someone from the Internet. I know it is. But I really wanted to see how he was like in person so I gave it a shot. There was...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    Jewelgzr Jewelgzr 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    I am 21 , Girl ( Originally Arabic but I Moved to Many Places ) I Need Internet Friends , Because I Move A lot i never had Any Friends :( .. And People who I talk to Online never...
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    Ok here is my story on Preacher/ Teacher Joyce Meyer . One day I was in bed and flipping the remote channel and came across a woman preaching the word of God. Something about her...
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    I believe that it doesn't matter how you know someone, if you enjoy their company and everyone is being themselves then of course internet friends are real friends. I have met...
    thrilloftherisk thrilloftherisk 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    I'm not even joking. Like I've seen ppl posting these posts on ig about being stuck on a deserted island for a one month without any internet, phones or other kinds of technology...
    ChrisXyris ChrisXyris 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I think that having friends through the Internet is no different than having a friend in person besides the fact that they don't live near you. I've made so many close friends...
    mads225 mads225 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    When I was growing up at the age of six I started taking piano lessons. At the age of nine had my own paper route delivering 40 papers daily except Sunday. Every house had two...
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I met...let me see...there's that cute salsa dancer/accountant that lived in Canary Wharf, then it was that wealthy, charitable, much older, smart Brummy...then it was a coastal...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F a week ago

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    I feel like the friends I make over the internet care for me more than what my so called friends "in real life" do.
    Lyhaz Lyhaz 13-15, F a week ago

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    Life before birth or life before the Internet. Or is there such a thing. Big Blue is before most our time.
    oreter oreter 70+, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    They are rare but a I have found a sew genuine internet friends and I am grateful I have them.
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M Sep 26

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    It's always dangerous, isn't it? We're always warned not to talk to strangers online because everyone's a sick *********. Stick to the websites you're safe on! No one ever warned...
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 28

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    My parents should be proud because i'm addicted to internet, not drugs!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Internet takes life out of my life
    p7000 p7000 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I am addicted to the internet and my videogames and movies and also smoking cigarettes
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    I have met so many awesome people online. Friends I've known for years now; friends from tumblr, friends from games - friends I've gone on to meet in person, even. The internet is...
    pianodreams pianodreams 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    Not only before the internet......also before the monster!!! Yep, the cell phone. I remember those days when we just dropped into anyone's house without thinking if we are welcome...
    miazeus miazeus 56-60, F 25 Responses Oct 6

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    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Oct 8

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    I really truly believe you can become closer with people over the internet as they aren't judging you on looks, by how wealthy you are or who you hang out with but they are judging...
    LiveLaughLoveDance LiveLaughLoveDance 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Well I don't go that far back but I do remember in elementary school when we didn't even know what the internet was. Oh and I remember when my brother had a pager.
    oness123 oness123 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I need to get online & send an email, & it is the only thing on my PC that doesn't work. I have a weird green bar across my internet browser in my task bar. I have no idea what...
    Chanrhu Chanrhu 51-55, F Oct 9

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