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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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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    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 2 days ago

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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...
    fullen fullen 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23

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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 2 days ago

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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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    This message is to all the radical man hating feminists who go on the Internet to trash and mock the male gender. It is obvious from what you're writing to your 100% blind to what...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 6 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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 Jul 23

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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 5 days ago

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    Oh my ,these were the days of our lives ahaha get it?no? Only 90s kids will lol anyway man I reminisce on them good days when Nintendo was the ish and we were happy just to play...
    MisNikki MisNikki 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The internet allows people to be S L U T T Y (men and women) with little consequences. People post "I'm H O R N Y" or " who wants to see my......" If you walked up to someone in...
    CanadianGal80 CanadianGal80 31-35, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    The internet is such a big thing in this day in age. So yeaI would love to be famous on the internet. I want to impact the world and change peoples lives. In what ever way I could...
    DavidHamilton1 DavidHamilton1 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days 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 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    37. When people just want to save and to save and save and don't want to spend anything. 38. When people don't use any capital letters or full stops or commas in their work. 39...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I don't expect a lot of responses. I haven't found much on the internet, but I did find this app, so who knows. I am a middle-aged adult who wishes they were 5 years old again. So...
    LittlestFrenchie LittlestFrenchie 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I am a Pisces. I think it fits me pretty well. However they're some traits that I think don't fit me well at all. Look at this information on a Pisces I found on the Internet to...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I have had a crush on one of my close friends for several months now. He was constantly sending me flirtatious texts and tonight we were talking about it and he told me that there...
    cinomonic cinomonic 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 think I 'll never have the guts to post my picture on an app like this. I just don't feel comfortable showing strangers what I look like over the internet. Lol. I'd like to keep...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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