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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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    Absolutely love it. A lot of it has to do with

    being able to express myself fully and being able to block people out. I would absolutely block out people in everyday life if I could but unfortunately the universe has not made a button for that. When most people see other people they start forming thoughts, opinions, and...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F May 1

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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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    Life before the internet was great, I just didn't know it at the time. It was so simple. I was in high school when social media became the 'in' thing. I wish I knew how...
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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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    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 Jul 15

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    One of the best singers to ever come out of Australia, love her songs and her anonymity :)'
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F Jul 17

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    I like this thing Called the internet You can do so much On the internet You can look stuff up On the internet I once googled myself Nothing came up though On the internet
    michaeln41 michaeln41 41-45, M Jul 11

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    I Use The Internet Too Much!!! 😑... One day without Internet... Feels like a month!!! (Kind of like a year!)
    Dawb183 Dawb183 13-15, F Jul 3

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    Well, not life before the internet exactly, but I remember life before I had internet :) I only got internet and television when I was 12. Before that, the library was my best...
    Oasisdawn3 Oasisdawn3 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    It's gotten to the point where I don't even care if people don't like it, because the truth is, all of my friends are on the Internet. I'm bullied and they understand me because...
    hihowareyouimtess hihowareyouimtess 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    As unfortunate/fortunate as it may be, I am indeed addicted to the internet. The reason why I'm addicted is probably because of how I stay up until late talking to my internet...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I am soooo addicted! I would struggle to go one day without the internet! I would struggle to go one day without EP! The internet is my home, and I wish I could take permanent...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    This is a very serious problem for me. It all started when I was just a kid. I believe to this day that it started when I saw a computer in my house for the first time. I was two...
    TacTaco TacTaco 22-25, M Jul 1

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    I am writing this because I want to get it out there. Now, I won't go into much detail, but I'll give enough so that there's a story. The act of creating an account on said sight...
    Thisisanaccountusee Thisisanaccountusee 31-35 Jul 2

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    Yes you are right internet friends are the real there is a nice attachment with each other they are more sincere. I like
    kabooro1 kabooro1 46-50, M Jul 4

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    Many things will get neglected if to many hours each day is spent on the internet. These are some of those important things: Housework, cooking and preparing a meal for your family...
    seotelkniwt seotelkniwt 61-65, F 1 Response 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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    JustMui JustMui 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I met a lot of good people from the internet, I like that I can meet someone online. Let them see my character, and allow for me to open myself up to them. Most people that I've...
    thegreatrumi thegreatrumi 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My situation? I have 3 internet friends, lets call them A, B, and C. So i met B and C first then A. I really got along with B but then he grew distant when we met in real life. C...
    MysteriousAddiction MysteriousAddiction 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So I was just browsing through Craigslist cause I'm bored and ended up seeing a post about a pregnant homeless woman who says the homeless shelter won't take her cause shes...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want a internet friend :)
    FaultyLife FaultyLife 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 29

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    On the internet you can be anything you want. It's strange that so many people choose to be stupid.
    hancockian hancockian 66-70 Jun 30

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    I have a strong belief in internet eyelash insipid.
    atfenix atfenix 13-15, F Jul 1

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    Its a bit late for me on this one as I have naked pics of me on several internet sites. I have no problem with displaying my naked body - in any and all ways.
    wantonwanker wantonwanker 61-65, M Jul 2

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    If I'm not going to be out with people, the internet is the nearest thing to being with others. Stay connected
    JustinNL JustinNL 22-25, M Jul 2

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    I met my best friend (who I've currently known for two years) over the internet.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 2

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    You can't have Internet access and not see cats everywhere on the Web !
    benjamin111991 benjamin111991 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 3

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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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    Having no internet might sound beneficial, but it gets me lonely... It sucks really.... *sigh*
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    People on the internet seem to understand me more. Im not afraid to tell them somethong about me becuse if they judge me i can block them and nt have to deal with it if they start...
    kyleee099 kyleee099 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I have a few internet friends that I find are real true friends. They are honestly such amazing people. I can joke around with them and have real talks with them and it's a really...
    nathanieljlaw nathanieljlaw 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I just found out my country has the SLOWEST Internet connection in South East Asia! ****...
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M Jul 11

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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 Jul 15

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    I pretty much spend every day on the internet in one way or another, whether on my phone, on my laptop, or using a tablet. i even use my xbox's web browser feature more than i use...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I don't know about you, but the internet means an awful lot to me. I want to keep it free. Call me crazy if you must. But if you agree, please go to http://dearfcc.org and let them...
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    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 19

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    Internet is awesome.It shows what we really are when "noone is looking".But I do look and learnt so much from my observation.How manners to some it is just a social pose,something...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 19

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    I do believe that internet friends are real and much better than the 'friends' outside of the computer. I get more help about the issues in my life from some of you guys here than...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I hate how much my weekends are consumed by it. I'll just browse and browse... Sometimes I have no idea what I'm looking for, anymore. I just need the "company". I have no friends...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    because of shyness, even though I really am interested in people and have a desire to socialize. This is the sole reason I joined this site. Bit of a novel, I'm sorry. I've come...
    yyz1 yyz1 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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