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I Think the Internet Is Isolating Us

The internet is isolating us more and more from each other 64 People

    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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    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 46-50, F 7 Responses Oct 19, 2007

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Internet communication was something new to me about an year ago...I always used internet but not its ability to connect you with other people. Now I think that it might be...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M Apr 6

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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...
    lovingone lovingone 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I sure do and it was cool but life with the Internet is amazing .. It's good and bad sure but it all in how you spend your time on the Internet .. It can make you feel close to...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    One thing which really does annoy me is when my parents think my internet friends aren't my real friends. Like honestly, my internet friends are literally the only people I can...
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can't live without internet....that's the deeply deeply truth....that's is superrr hard for me to live without internet... I can't imagine it tho....internet helps me a lot...
    christinelim819 christinelim819 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    My first plan, say Plan "A", was about ordering Nembutal over Internet .. I did ... But my parcel has been seized by customs ... So that I now have a Plan "B" ... instead of...
    mybygone mybygone 46-50, M Mar 26

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    I think it would be really cool to have internet friends, anyone up for a chat? :)
    Hatingeveryone Hatingeveryone 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I think it's fun to have internet friends.. It's someone who you can talk to.. And everyone find its easier to talk when your not in person..
    SadBug11 SadBug11 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    My mum doesn't care about me.all she does is work and come home and sit on the Internet. Once I was so bored I turned off the internet so my mum can pay some attention on me and...
    zuzannapanda zuzannapanda 13-15, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Internet is like my best buddy. Internet, why you no marry me?
    Kavy22 Kavy22 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    About three months ago I met my best friend on the internet though a mutual friend we both knew in real life. she lived in CT I live in Minnesota. We talk everyday and video chat...
    sorryimbenji sorryimbenji 13-15, F Apr 6

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    Omg lol is things like this that makes me hate the internet sometimes lol this is enough internet for the day! XD
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Hi. :) I'm new here. I can't live without internet. Internet is the only connection I have with my Korean Idols. I'm scared of losing it.
    andrealee6 andrealee6 13-15, F Apr 13

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    I didn't really grow up with mobiles or internet when I was a child. I first used the internet in 2007 When I was 13 and I got my first phone in 2009 (but never used phones much...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    the date was march 9 when we broke up. but before it happened, i was having conversation with my girl friend. i like her and i know having conversations with her is not good, but i...
    EricGo EricGo 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    People think differently. They have different opinions, and whenever some of them blatantly state what they truly think, another person might get offended by it. It's the fault of...
    ArtInsanity ArtInsanity 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    CHEESY POST ALERT Not so much though. I'm still on the process of reevaluating whether I am legitimately falling in love, or I already am, or it's just a whole new level of...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 1 Response Apr 6

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    I used to be REALLY shy when I was younger...but have grown more...extroverted (thought not a lot) as I have gotten older. Yet I still find that I can say more things & do more...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I am attracted and addicted to the Internet. When I am not busy at home, I love getting on my computer and finding different websites. I recently found EP and joined.
    singlefemaleonvacation singlefemaleonvacation 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I don't have any recent online friend stories but I enjoy the ones I had a while back. Whenever I felt alone or sad I could log on and be with people who enjoyed my existence. And...
    PikaMuffin PikaMuffin 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    When I am at work, I am on the computer for 8 hours a day and 40 hours per week. When I am at home, I spend about 12 hours per week. One would agree with me that I am very much...
    maryannelamb maryannelamb 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Literally can never have a civilized conversation with any guy on the internet ever. They always go into super creep mode or are super disgusting. What the **** is wrong with...
    VanityHorrorx VanityHorrorx 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    i will really grumpy when i have no internet
    kevinooi kevinooi 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    my day is incomplete without internet.. feels like hell if i cannot open all my accounts..
    GailCine GailCine 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I have some of the best internet friends, we speak to each atleast everyday. They are the most awesome people I ever spoken to!
    CrispNia CrispNia 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I keep on procrastinating on the internet for 4-5 hours a day :D
    akhilnsec akhilnsec 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 4

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    i met one of my best friends on the internet. we can literally tell each other anything and weve helped each other out of some very bad places before. i've known her for almost two...
    panicatthediscofficial panicatthediscofficial 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    some internet friends are real, but I don't believe in starting a relationship online. one thing is sharing ideas with a person online and it's something else to get emotionally...
    cyrax111 cyrax111 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    As you know I own and operate an Internet radio station named KDRS!Well I updated/graded it so the listening options are a bit different. The best ways to listen is either...
    Codycope17 Codycope17 16-17, M Apr 5

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    its true lol.im an internet addict. i spend about 98.5%of my time online whether it be EP, Facebook, or just listening to youtube or something. the only time im not online is if im...
    NikkiBaby1698 NikkiBaby1698 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    My internet friends are closer to me than my real life friends. I feel like I can trust them more and I'm certain that they wouldn't go around talking about me behind my back like...
    mayyasothman mayyasothman 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Who remembers Stan Freeberg? Also remembered as "Cecil, the Sea Sick Sea Serpent"? He went to the great comedian in the sky. Guess I'll have to call "John & Marsha" and tell them...
    rfrr56 rfrr56 70+, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I'm a Trans women that still lives their life as a guy... always been straight only into females.. never checked out guys... but since discovering myself to be trans... if started...
    readypink13 readypink13 26-30, T 2 Responses Apr 10

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