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I Think the Internet Is Isolating Us

The internet is isolating us more and more from each other 65 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F 7 Responses Oct 19, 2007

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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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    The majority of my friends are, in fact, from the internet, and they are the sweetest people I have ever met. One of my friends, who I refer to as "Jakey," has helped anyone and...
    StuckOnHomestuck StuckOnHomestuck 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    There was this boy, & he meant the world for me. I've known him my while life, but we only dated for a few months. He broke up with me on valentines eve. We got back together on...
    chrichrixoxo chrichrixoxo 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I believe in internet flings but not in substantial relationships because in reality you'd spend your time with this person face to face and sometimes you form amazing online...
    bluemoon93 bluemoon93 18-21, F May 11

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    I didn't use to think that internet friends counted as real friends but over the last year I have made plenty of good friends via the internet and they are supportive and caring...
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 1 Response May 22

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    I read an article on social networking on the internet.According to this article,those who are lonely are the most socially active online.I personally think the internet is a good...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Sometimes i contemplate leaving the internet behind totally or atleast 98%. I have spent so much time on it since i was 10 or so. 19 years. But, in my country, many of the...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M May 3

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    like, why the hell do you people troll? I've never understood why. I am actually proud to say that I've never trolled on the internet in my entire life. its just something im not...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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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 May 3

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    I have met the best and most faithful friends I have on the internet. Internet broadens horizons, allows you to meet people you once couldn't. <3
    ButtonsABXY ButtonsABXY 16-17, F 5 Responses May 4

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    I fell in love with one of my internet friends. It was when I was first discovering that I was trans. She didn't know I was trans, she thought I was just an underdeveloped boy. We...
    kloudkat kloudkat 16-17, T 7 Responses May 10

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    I hate being In the car traveling some place and the internet be slow like crazy. I can't even listen to pandora because the internet is slow. I wish iTunes music list was free.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F May 13

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    Life before the internet was one where I didn't sit in front of a box and type conversations to people around the world. That sucked. Life before the internet was me, younger...
    meTheGrandDad meTheGrandDad 61-65, M 1 Response May 17

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    Sad to admit it, but I am addicted. I always find some excuse to use the Internet. It's the first thing I use when I wake up and the last when I go to bed. Sometimes I feel like I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 18

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    Internet friends seem more supportive than real life friends. When I was a kid I was told "don't talk to strangers on the internet" but they are supportive and great to talk to, as...
    RebeccaIsAwesome01 RebeccaIsAwesome01 13-15, F May 18

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    I can't believe this is happening. Going to meet my best internet friend this summer, it's going to be awesome, no doubt!! Who said internet friends aren't real?
    menno1998 menno1998 16-17, M 3 Responses May 22

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    I never really come on or off the internet but the past few days I have been off the internet and couldn't of been more happier
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 23

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    Thinking too much can sometimes be a good thing for me. I like to believe that I've avoided most arguments or expressions of negativity by simply thinking before I speak or act...
    Aylehn022 Aylehn022 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    That's true. They're indeed real. Not everyone, some just hurt and go. Like hit and run. But some.. some of them just reside in our hearts and heal us all the time. I've internet...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 3

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    Yes i do believe that internet friends are real. I've met some of my closest friends via Xbox Live and been in contact for over 6 years now. I've also had the chance to meet them...
    CandyDreamsx CandyDreamsx 22-25, F 5 Responses May 3

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    yes. internet friends are the best.
    jordan43930 jordan43930 16-17, F 4 Responses May 4

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    Watching catfish sometimes is so uplifting, it really gives me hope in my internet relationships. I'm tearing up seeing how happy they were when they finally met :)
    existJenna existJenna 13-15, F 4 Responses May 9

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    Running water, electricity and heat have been my most crucial utilities until the need for internet access became ever more critical to have. Many times, I have had to depend on...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 1 Response May 9

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    I have tried to get to know a woman on the internet. I saw her photo on a social media site. I friended her, that was the easy part, then I sent her message after message. No...
    fellinlovewithagirl fellinlovewithagirl 18-21, M 3 Responses May 9

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    Before you marry someone, you need to make them use a computer with slow internet, and you'll see who they REALLY are.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response May 12

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    Dear Lord, Please grant me the ability to punch people over the internet.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I take in consideration I don't know these people so **** them and their opinions, People hide behind the anonymity of the internet because they feel 20 feet tall to say the hell...
    theundisputedtruth theundisputedtruth 26-30 May 12

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    I believe internet friends and relationships are real they've both been proven very real for me
    ForeverDenyingIt ForeverDenyingIt 13-15, F 5 Responses May 12

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    Today, I have decided to take an Internet hiatus. I need to clear my mind, focus on the people that matter to me. Which are my family and a very small group of friends. So to all I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 13

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    I may be "old enough" to remember what life was like before the Internet, but I'm also old enough to have all the usernames you want, but can't have. So nana-nana-boo-boo to you...
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 4 Responses May 13

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    I sent her pics in my thongs with my face in and she shared them on the internet. I can never get those photos back. I trusted her and she outed me publicly.
    ryanwearsthongs ryanwearsthongs 22-25, M 1 Response May 14

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    Remember the annoying sound, trying to logon to the internet using your 14k4 dial up modem? Keeping tje phoneline blocked gor a whole day and swearing you would never do that again...
    Znookr Znookr 36-40, M 4 Responses May 14

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    Luckily the places I frequent have great service, but when my phone has issues I just want to kill it. I prefer my laptop to my phone anyway, but still, its maddening when you want...
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M May 15

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    I knew I'm not the one doing this, everyone who had access to the internet does this do. But if it will interfere with productivity and output perhaps it should controlled. I knew...
    cmc2 cmc2 26-30 May 15

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