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I Think the Internet Is Isolating Us

The internet is isolating us more and more from each other 61 People

    Stand Apart, Not Alone

    "We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in gender". Maya Angelou
    PiscesDream PiscesDream 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 19, 2007

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    The Internet Tool

    There is something interesting about using the interent to communicate that the interent is providing a barrier of sorts to communication.
    k1nudey k1nudey 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2008

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    Childhood

    There is something paradoxical. The Internet connects almost all of us We find unexpected relatives and the remotest places become our neighborhood. With a click of the mouse we talk with someone in another continent.  Never in history we've been so fast and so brazenly...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    Double Edged

    I was on the internet while my girlfriend watched TV in the other room. It was around 10:00 p.m. when the power went out.  Suddenly there was nothing to do.  So I decided to sit on the front porch, watch the moon move through the trees, and wait for the power to return...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 21, 2008

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    The Internet Has Good And Bad Qualities

    the internet definitely isolates pople. but that fact also adds to its good quality: it allows communication between people that are isolated from each other. sure, in certain circumstances it is better to communicate in person, over the phone, or in rare occasions, by mail. but...
    assyrianpride assyrianpride 18-21, M Jan 8, 2013

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    This Is Disturbing To Me

    I have always had a fear of going back into the future or starting things over. Even if I could do it better the next time around. I think it is because I traveled into the past and into other dimensions when I was very young and it was very uncomfortable. The idea of starting my...
    assyrianpride assyrianpride 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2013

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    Some Books For You

    http://www.bowlingalone.com/   In a groundbreaking book based on vast new data, Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and our democratic structures-- and how we may reconnect. Putnam warns that our stock of social capital...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2010

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    GeneratiON Y

    yes I think the internet is isolating us very much but this is the generation now with myspace facebook yahoo and even experience project its easier for people to socialize online and its going to get even more techy with the years to come so I suggest for everyone to STEP iT UP...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F Dec 11, 2010

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    Honestly, this is something

    that obviously during my lifetime wont change but I am lucky enough to have been in a generation (probably the last) that wrote notes in class, went to the dictionary and encyclopedia to do homework and didnt FACEBOOK OR CYBER BULLYING. I am SO glad that there wasn't even...
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Related Experiences

    Not just internet dating, but the internet in general. People use it as a substitute for human contact and get used to the instant gratification it provides. But no one acts real...
    mbroderson mbroderson 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    They dont do more than tease painfully.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 26

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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...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I couldn’t be happier with my EP relationships. Honestly I am so fond of my friends. When I’m signing off for the night I always let my friends know that I’m going to bed...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    It's been a couple of years and I still think of it. Not because I want to but because I keep having nightmares and I started going out with guy and I thought no problem because I...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    It's been a couple of years and I still think of it. Not because I want to but because I keep having nightmares and I started going out with guy and I thought no problem because I...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am a dreamer and a thinker and I know the highs and lows of spending so much time in ones on head , and isolating ones self from society .
    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm not doing it again, I had many trust problems with that. I'm not telling who they are, It's my business. But I would tell yall that I dated on here and it was a wreck for me...
    YoungSwagTheRapper YoungSwagTheRapper 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    It's honestly strange to me that this has ever been a question in anyone's mind. How does distance and the particular way we express ourselves diminish our friendships at all? If...
    rootlesswind rootlesswind 26-30 1 Response Nov 15

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    Since I met my Internet Friends in person for the first time about two weeks ago, how could I not believe Internet friends are real? Let's face it: I had no friends when I was...
    kiyokichan kiyokichan 13-15, F Nov 1

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    In European nations, soccer could be the most favorite recreation. Soccer is http://www.fifa15sale.com worldwide most suitable match, which can be recognized through the checklist...
    edward324 edward324 22-25, M Nov 18

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    I have made some good friends thru the internet. Some know more about me than my friends in "real life."LOL I don't know if that's good or bad. The internet has brought a lot of...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am so frustrated right now, I just snapped dammit! my internet connection is not the fastest it is the okay-ish type of internet connection but 3 days ago this godammned thing...
    ifeelyoukodomotachi ifeelyoukodomotachi 18-21, F Oct 29

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    If the internet wasn't here I wouldn't be here. I've met people that helped me because of the internet and if there was no internet I would've never met them and I would have never...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I believe that the internet has revolutionary potentials. It is important to put as much useful stuff as possible on the internet. Voices of healthy and thoughtful, informed people...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 11

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    August 18, 2014. That was the day before the best night of my life. August 18th is my birthday, and 2014 happened to be my 16th. My friend Kaycee had planned a surprise party for...
    caitlynbroedel caitlynbroedel 16-17, F Oct 28

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    The internet has so much to offer that real life does not. I wish I could just sit in front of a computer screen for my whole life.
    ifrive1974 ifrive1974 13-15, M Oct 31

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    I have no friends in real I meet my friends online and to me I believe there real I love meeting my friends online they always help u and always cheer u up if ur having a bad day...
    Loverforsweets Loverforsweets 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 10

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    I made a kaleidoscope today! Today's the happiest day of my career. I probably have the best job, EVER! Today was a great learning experience. A lot of thins got reiterated, as...
    mridulaharihar mridulaharihar 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    They're friends, and they just HAPPEN to be on the internet. It doesn't make them any different to RL friends: you can still share secrets, share laughs and be happy with them...
    DisguisedAsMe DisguisedAsMe 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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    I, like many of my generation, am lost without technology. Let's face it without the almighty grip of social media some of us may never find a way to interact with other human...
    Sparrowlynn03 Sparrowlynn03 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Sometimes it doesn't bother me to think deeply about things. Other times it just gets too much and makes me feel like I wanna explode. When I walk outside on the streets while...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Every morning I wake up and grab my phone and surf the internet. At school, wherever there's free wifi I will immediately take out my phone and surf the net. And after school I'm...
    tinypoop tinypoop 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    Internet is the only thing that helps me to find the true friends who understands me!!!Bless Internet
    wwerizan23 wwerizan23 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Who would hang with this nagging stalking Internet trash who gossips on internet 24 hours a day......
    neverswingwithbitches neverswingwithbitches 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 7

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    I have several Internet friends! I would rather talk to them about my problems than my actual friends.. Friends are sometimes hard to find, so talking with someone on the Internet...
    PrincessKylieP PrincessKylieP 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 8

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    The only thing keeping me alive at the moment is my internet friend. She's way nicer and kinder and helpful and makes me feel 10000 times better than anyone near me. She is the...
    SilverWolf16 SilverWolf16 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 12

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    So I was just wandering around the Internet and I found a page made by people who find over-weight people specifically attractive. Mildly curious, I decided to read some of the...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F Nov 15

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    I met more friends on internet than in person. I actually met wife on internet, we were living in two different countries and I relocated just to marry her. Trust is stronger here...
    Beyondfourthdimension Beyondfourthdimension 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 18

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    leonfrancis698 leonfrancis698 26-30, M a week ago

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    I love the internet. When it first started I knew nothing about it. I didn't even know what it was, what it was used for, how to use it, or where to find it. Now I really enjoy it...
    gambler920 gambler920 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I do Believe internet friends are real, I mean it's weird but my internet friends actually make me feel happier than my real ones :/
    AshCakes AshCakes 18-21, F 19 Responses 6 days ago

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    I still have a lot to learn and explore about EP right now, so pardon me if this particular experience isn't what the site is about. I stumbled across the internet for about an...
    Kiddinq Kiddinq 18-21, F Nov 6

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    A lot of my girl friends have been telling me that they think it's cute to fight/argue or that their boyfriends/girlfriends think so too. Am I the only one who just thinks it's...
    rwright1 rwright1 22-25, F 42 mins ago

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    I miss life before the internet. You can have a room full of people, but none of them will talk or interact because they're all on computers or phones. Kids don't go outside...
    Oaktreeacorn Oaktreeacorn 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    The internet gives you a chance to meet true friends you never would've had without it :)
    infiniterayne infiniterayne 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 29

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    anyone looking for a penpall or internet friend? I'm right here ??
    maliaaa maliaaa 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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