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I Think the Internet Is Isolating Us

The internet is isolating us more and more from each other 66 People

    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...
    QueenByAllMeans QueenByAllMeans 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    100% agree! If it was one thing I was taught as a child, it was not to judge people based on their looks and that has stuck with me since. Up until I was 20 I still payed some...
    milkmilklemonadee milkmilklemonadee 22-25, M 1 Response 50 mins ago

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    I think cheating is wrong and if that person cheats once they will get addicted to cheating
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    My dreams are out of this world, some are so realistic some not so much. When i sit and think, i think of all my past doings what i could have should done differently.
    hearlenea hearlenea 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Hey guys! I'm new here I just want to have internet friends Bc I believe they are real
    goksu goksu 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    If he is secretive all the time but I have no proof, do I worry? 23 years into this and his behavior is so odd now. Used to be an open book, but now? His father is a mysoginist...
    bluegirl43 bluegirl43 41-45, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I don't think I am, but some other opinions would be great! Don't be too harsh please XD
    jishhh97 jishhh97 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I think I have mostly gotten used to my own company. It just gets hard some days. It's getting harder and harder to imagine anyone liking me in a romantic kind of way
    tuneh tuneh 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    I want to tell you a million things (more) about me, about my feelings, about the future, my plans.. ..the fact that there isn't an hour of my days, now, that i don't think of you...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    They do in my world! I love them and think they are sexy as well! They get me so turned on thinking of all the things I want to do to them!!
    livingontheedge21 livingontheedge21 18-21, T 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    My mom does not think so, too. Basically whenever the subject of relationships come up she says something between the lines of "How could anyone be interested in you? You're fat...
    noirswan noirswan 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    The problem/challenge I have with internet is there're so many things I am curious about - so many browser tabs can be opened. Just type then phwoosh! Cannot concentrate on one...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    internet its so vast its easy to get sucked in
    ItsDanny ItsDanny 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I think it's unnecessary but, it's the Internet. You have a lot of people dissatisfied with their lives or are simply nasty individuals. So they get their kicks out making rude...
    AMK1985 AMK1985 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    So I've just gotta say I love the internet. Yeah it makes it where you don't have as much privacy as you used too, and people abuse it for malicious purposes, but there's a lot of...
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    My real life friends are ok, but my Internet's understand me better... and don't judge me. I don't judge them either... I feel I understand them better and they understand me...
    Alexconers Alexconers 18-21 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    i'm ready for committing it. i have diagnosed major depressive disorder. i have been like this since my childhoold. now i'm aware of that this cannot be solved completely because...
    judarl judarl 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really do believe this. I personally don't have any but the love of my life ... I met him on the Internet so there's no doubt in my mind that there's a possibility I could meet a...
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Internet dating is Like any thing else , kiss method keep .it .simple .stupid .. Anything you won't do in realtime don't do on FaceTime ,alway remember image is everything...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 5 days ago

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    So some of you may know that for years I was paying to do my show at a local internet radio station. Well most recently things weren't going well over there, I was pretty much...
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    i love how internet friends are better then real life friends....
    Chelle14 Chelle14 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yep. I feel old when I think about it. I remember when colour graphics and sound were a huge deal nevermind the internet. Anyone remember what a dial up modem sounds like? God...
    PicturesOfABetterTomorrow PicturesOfABetterTomorrow 31-35, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    Having friends in real life does not always mean you can talk to them just about anything. When someone comes over to you and asks if you are okay, you feel even worse deep inside...
    vonengel96 vonengel96 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I was born in 1998, I still remember life before the Internet. I had a normal childhood. When I was a kid I would play in the woods with my friends, build forts, and sneak to the...
    KarahXnichole KarahXnichole 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I want to meet new interesting Internet friends. Write me
    Deprission Deprission 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I have a love hate relationship with the internet. On one hand, I have access to unlimited knowledge. I can research whenever and wherever. Many of my friends I've only known...
    monsterchic monsterchic 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    My internet was too slow to get on here and I missed this placec a lot.
    VeraFiora VeraFiora 18-21, F Jan 31

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    Yes i do believe internet friends are real. I would not like to think otherwise. I mean I know there are fake profiles and trolls, but I mean really connecting with people who...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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    I met so many important people in my life on the internet. They're the people that I have the strongest relationship with. My best friend Jen, whom I met on twitter, and I have...
    GayUkes GayUkes 13-15, T Jan 30

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    I'd like to believe that internet friends are real, but I've had too many experiences in the past and present that have made me question the validity of them. I know there is a...
    Clairnite Clairnite 22-25, F 26 Responses Jan 30

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    I think 100 billion terabytes would be enough to download the whole internet
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    Believe it or not, there was a life before the internet. Once I got my dial-up internet, I pretty much had it made.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 27

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    think about how much information you put online
    Masonicjack Masonicjack 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 27

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