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I Remember Life Before the Internet

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    I think before internet life was much better

    you could be with family more you could visit more people often even your life would be better becouse of the internet kids now days i really don't understand how they have fun i remember i stayed outside for hours and played game i will never forget those days
    Sozdar Sozdar 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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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, sir.
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 3 Responses May 13

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    before the internet..

    .people were smarter...we actually learned things instead of thinking that they can be found whenever we needed them then forgotten when the moment passed. schools taught real history, usable math....and typing on a typewriter... (took that class in 1991 by the way.) People...
    bolyami bolyami 36-40, M 8 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    Geeze. . I'm getting old.

    .I not only remember life before the internet . .I remember life without color television.
    breezeway01 breezeway01 46-50, F 15 Responses Mar 10

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    Today I think I did something I've not really

    done before. I posted to one of the stories about belief or lack of belief. What I said there, and a few other things got me thinking. Call me old-fashioned, but I still listen to the radio. I don't watch tv much, simply because I find the quality of news and discussion on the...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    I miss the old days when our family all

    together watched the same tv or movie on one computer, instead of everybody looking at their own personal gadgets these days..
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 6 Responses May 28

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    I miss life before the Internet!

    I took my mom and aunt out for dinner last night and my mom sat on her phone the entire night!
    slimmmerman slimmmerman 41-45, M 3 Responses May 20

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    The Internet has ruined

    so many childrens' self esteems, I was one of them, tbh. I thought we were all the same, I couldn't tell a difference in anybody. One day, I got an Instagram, all of a sudden I found thinspo and fitspo pages, then I found pages making fun of people's body's, at such a young...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    I remember life before the Internet,

    and life before color TV. In fact I go all the way back to radio; the kind that used to glow in the dark. In fact I remember telegraph, and can still outrun my daughter when she is using keyboard, by using a hand key.
    Radrat Radrat 66-70, M 4 Responses Jun 16

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    I remember trying to record songs from the

    radio every week. In the end every song on my tape startes with a piece of a jingle and ended with the dj talking. Good times.
    Znookr Znookr 36-40, M 6 Responses May 13

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    In the days before the Internet,

    the notion of inappropriate behaviour was very different. If you crossed the line you got a smack in the kisser. End of problem.
    vicjustvic vicjustvic 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 21

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    akkiRK akkiRK 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It was so simple and there is something

    so beautiful and calming about simplicity.
    Xo12345 Xo12345 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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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 after seeing the phonebill at the end of the month......
    Znookr Znookr 36-40, M 4 Responses May 14

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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 by it nor was I interested. I really started to use the internet when I was around 11/12 years old, using MSN. Now it's global and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    There really was life

    before the internet?
    louis98960 louis98960 61-65, M 6 Responses Jun 14

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    when people looked up information in books

    called encyclopedias. mail was written long hand and sealed with a kiss to travel three days to the intended reciever and the letter was cherished. movies were exciting because you had to wait till friday night and you would go out or you had to watch the commercials when it was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Jan 8

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    What one generation sees

    as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity. - - Anthony Crosland
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 8

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    I remember life before the internet.

    ....when people used to wait anxiously for mails at their doors, where most playgrounds were full of kids playing, where most people are able to finish homeworks, make ideas about arts and crafts without the help of Google... lol
    sexydivide sexydivide 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    Girls Going Crazy Over the Bay City

    RollersYesterday I took some of my BCR autographs and photos to my friends at Got The Picture to have them professionally mounted and framed. All of a sudden, the whole sales staff were teenage girls again going goo-gah over the Bay City Rollers!Honestly, not many girls of that...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I remember pagers. Lol.

    people communicate in person. children played outside and played board games. girls were girls
    dregina1 dregina1 31-35, F 11 Responses Jun 15

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    Ahhh... Don't you sometimes wish you could go

    back to the days before the internet, just for a little while?
    1alwaysdreaming 1alwaysdreaming 18-21, F 27 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    I Remember It Fondly....

    Remember when we would wake up on Saturday mornings, excited to watch cartoons because that was the only day we got them?? ....and we actually ate our food WITHOUT taking pictures of it for Instagram?? ....and we had never heard of such a thing as 'duck-face'??? ...and we partied...
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 46-50, F 80 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    We live at a time when it's more important to

    some to erase history then to build it.
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 8 Responses Jun 22

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    gypsybelle gypsybelle 41-45, F 35 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    Kontor merkezi günün her saat her dakikası

    hizmete devam etmektedir.Stok sorunu olmayan kontor merkezi anında tl yükleme işlemi yapmaktadır. Siz sadece istediğiniz kontör miktarını yazınız gerisi bizim işimiz En ucuz parça kontör parça tl bizim sistemimizdedir.
    kontormerkezi kontormerkezi 22-25, M Jun 19

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    when I was little if I did got on the internet

    is was to play on paint. I remember jumping on the bed, playing hide and seek, red light green light, playing with my dolls, or hop Scott if I wasn't doing none of those things I was either watching cartoons or playing on my Nintendo 64...Ah good memories. now looking at the...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    In fact, being 75 years old,

    I even remember (dimly) the Second World War, and posted a paragraph about it a few days ago which was pulled by the EP robot police for reasons as yet unspecified. Today is the 70th anniversary of VE Day (victory in Europe), a day of unrivalled celebration in 1945. I can...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 8 Responses May 9

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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, thinner and less knowledgeable. I like what life is now just the way it is. Sitting naked holding onto my phone and typing with my...
    meTheGrandDad meTheGrandDad 61-65, M 1 Response May 17

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    SirQuaggie SirQuaggie 31-35, M May 24

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    Ive noticed the less time i spend online the

    happier i feel and more productive i am and relaxed less tense it's nice..
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    we all depend on our phones

    and technology these days,too much time looking down at our phonesmeeting new people in so many waysbut walking arounbd silent like drones where complimenting someone turns into a likewhere chatting as a group only involves a screenstaying indoors instead of taking out your...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 2 Responses May 14

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    I remember waiting all day to hear my favorite

    songs come on the radio. Also, waiting for CDs to come out.
    radiantorchid radiantorchid 22-25, F 3 Responses May 13

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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 or not. The simple reason being that we were always welcome. On the flip side, anyone was welcome to our house. *sigh* Those...
    BeyondIllusions BeyondIllusions 56-60, F 29 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    My social experiences were

    when I would ride, either my horse or my bike to the country store and get soda and a candy bar or bag of chips. Other kids would be there, doing the same things, and we'd all ride off and get into all sorts of things. lol BUT we'd all be home by dinner!!
    calmincense calmincense 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    Now that I have just moved

    and don't have the internet installed yet, I'm actually enjoying myself more doing other things. Tonight, I has fun playing pingpong - turns out I'm not horrid at it despite being a beginner.
    Prykat Prykat 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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    I was born in 1974. I am part of

    that first generation to grow up on computer usage. That first generation for whom having a computer in the home was like having a refrigerator in the home. Here are some of my pre internet memories... Late 1970's-early 80's: I was thinking the other day about how I miss...
    lovingone lovingone 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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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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    RedPowerRangerJoJo RedPowerRangerJoJo 18-21, M 13 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Reading books (like a paperback),

    making hemp bracelets, doing puzzles, playing sports outside, bicycling just for fun, phone conversations, writing letters and postcards, using recipe books, MacGuyvering how to do unusual things, using a dictionary or thesaurus book, printing resumes & applying to jobs in...
    threebe threebe 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    It was a simpler lifestyle then.

    Growing up without it you didn't know what you were missing. The library was my Google. You used a paper phone book. We were not connected to an electronic device 24-7. We went outside and played as kids instead of playing games online all day. I can't imagine not having the...
    Robin10 Robin10 46-50, F 15 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    of course I do... for me the internet is only

    about 5 years old...........
    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 6

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    When conversing with actual people is a thing,

    and going out to eat doesn't require the food to be "pretty" for instagram.
    gypsydreams gypsydreams 22-25, F 5 Responses May 28

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    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 15

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    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 20

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    I found this photo today

    and it's spot on :-)Show it to someone next time they reproach you for using your smartphone too much ;-)You are being as antisocial as they were in the 1900s :-)http://goo.gl/TQ6VPn 
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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