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I Think the Internet Is Isolating Us

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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I think internet friends CAN be real friends is probably a better way to characterize my own thoughts on this subject. I think that one's online friendships can be just as...
    NYX78 NYX78 36-40, F 17 Responses Aug 17

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    It's really sad with all the money and fame that he still felt bad enough that he didn't want to live anymore. He was a well loved celebrity. Goes to show you that true depression...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    This is my story, i posted in my facebook page. This page is like dead tho, cos i have no friends there, so read it and think about all what i said: I think im leaving for...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people,[1] by posting inflammatory,[2] extraneous...
    PrunuSserrulata PrunuSserrulata 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I think i leave internet for good. I will log on maybe once in a day, to check my emails but i will do nothing here anymore. I quit watching movies on my laptop, i quit browsing...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    SEO.com will allow you to improve your neighborhood business enterprise listings for these geographically concentrated queries. Community search marketing specially targets nearby...
    Claraopq Claraopq 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I used to think having "internet friends" was a joke. Then I came here and made some good friends. In fact, I don't even refer to them as internet friends. Friends are friends...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 10

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    Okay so my username is eternaloptimist and i am addicted to the internet lol ;-) between finding nearly all my longest dearest friends from friendship sites, my strongest...
    EternalOptomist31 EternalOptomist31 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    ItR17;s not all intuitive and noticeable, and the Satan is in the main points. ThatR17;s why possessing an insightful Search engine optimization expert can crank out big returns on...
    Joshua603b4zn8 Joshua603b4zn8 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been doing internet relationships ever since 2011 and I love them. I hate how people criticize me and tell me I'm stupid/weird/whatever for being into them. It just gets...
    emoscreamo101 emoscreamo101 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Had this conversation with someone at work a week ago. We where talking about being plugged in and the internet and all the gadgets that access the internet. His said "I can't...
    galdran galdran 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    ha hah... finally... i am going to gym... i was struggling with that decision.. coz those idiots having only year packages at gym. but i am going to be here for few months. so i...
    sperrow sperrow 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    A site where by people can find other solitary men and women seeking extended variety relationships, relationship, or just friends. Most of them are fork out for each providers...
    Michael592w2ui6 Michael592w2ui6 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Tell me the truth I can handle it (I think lol) Rate me 1 to 10 :D
    CeeAirAHH CeeAirAHH 13-15, F 7 Responses 31 mins ago

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    Ug... I hate interwebs!! F-U internet you think you are so great- tell me my penis is not big enough to my face you cowardly robot! And youtube- damn you to 'ell, always suggesting...
    crazyhobo crazyhobo 26-30 1 Response Aug 10

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    I wish we had internet when I was younger. There is so much knowledge being shared online (too bad there is also tons of crap). It's also a wonderful thing to be able to connect...
    Krist0f Krist0f 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I believe in them to a certain extent. For me to have an internet relationship it would have to begin as a friendship. I do think it's possible and would be lovely.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Can you fall in love with someone that you've met on the internet? I truly believe that you can. I think that the heart has the capacity to love in many different ways and that...
    lacymom1 lacymom1 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Besides my fear of always being judging by people I have come to realize I somehow rub people the wrong way, or maybe my social anxiety comes from the fact I rub people the wrong...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 18-21, M Aug 17

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    Yet again reading an internet article about cheating via Yahoo and this time. It was about why middle aged women cheat. Badically they are bored, this comes from research done...
    FrolickingFemale FrolickingFemale 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 18

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    Alexander1839cbb7 Alexander1839cbb7 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I read a lot back then, books that had the musty library smell. Now with e-reading ,its less enjoyable and the constant flow of IM's via social networks ,email, texts, calls and...
    AnotherAvailableUsername AnotherAvailableUsername 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    You know, people say that people on the internet are fake. I say people in real life can be fake too. If there is one real person on the internet (the unbeliever in real people...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Okay, prepare for a huge experience, a novella worth. So I'm blind. Yeah it sucks sometimes, especially when playing video games. Gosh I wanna play Chrono Trigger so freaking bad...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M Jul 29

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    “In Internet slang, a troll is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 5 Responses Jul 30

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    internet friends are real. I have plenty. but my most favorite internet bestfriend is devin. I basically know everything about him. we have known eachother for a year & 3 months...
    iheartbands iheartbands 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    oh yes of course! well, life before internet...yeah simple topic I remember very well! I used to... and then... ehm.... -.- No, ****, life before internet DOESN'T exist! lol...
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Everywhere i go i try and make ure there is some form of internet, whether its a cafe's free wifi, or my phones own 3g internet. I spend most days online
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I'm always in the internet. I have it on my Ipad which I'm using now. I could be playing games which involve using the internet for hours on end. I look things up or just watch...
    baraccio baraccio 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    I remember building cubby houses out of sticks and gum nuts were money for good sticks kept us entertained for hours...or talking about how the world began..sleeping on my best...
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    The definition of friend is someone with whom you share a mutual bond of affection, so internet friends count! Woohoo. You don't have to have actually met someone IRL to get on...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I love the internet, it's where I find new music and information that I'm confused about but the internet makes me rage quit some days. I could be having a bad day and I read...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Aug 20

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    I currently am in an internet relationship. It is going to become a real relationship next year when she moves here. Internet relationships feel good but there will always be the...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've met many great friends on the internet from many different places worldwide. It's nice to get a glimpse of their culture and beliefs. If anyone needs help or just wants an...
    depressixn depressixn 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Today i think i'm having a depression mood swing. I have this summer assignment that i basically have to get done in 1 day or else i have go to the lake with my step-mom where i...
    a1uM1nuM448 a1uM1nuM448 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Who needs lives when they have Internet? Apshhhhhhh. Not meh. Cx
    Tayway22 Tayway22 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I remember when we had dial up and how it made that annoying noise! The Internet has changed so much in the past decade it's crazy!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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    Many people have told me that honestly sharing so much about my life online can be dangerous and can put myself at risk to online predictors. But here's something they don't know...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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