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I Think the Internet Is Isolating Us

The internet is isolating us more and more from each other 61 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    The first computer we ever had was DOS. I remember I had to put the big black floppy disk (whatever it's called) into the computer to play games. It was just a keyboard and monitor...
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M 9 Responses Jun 28

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    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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    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 1 day 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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    I think it's happening. That familiar rise. I'm sleeping less and less. Starting new projects. Saying yes to everything. Thinking I should start my own business. Drawing...
    UpsideOut UpsideOut 26-30, F 1 Response 51 mins ago

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    Just joined a team of potters to make 10 000 vessels that will be taken out to the public to squeeze and leave their imprint into the vessel.In exchange for your involvement you...
    SkaterMonk SkaterMonk 26-30, M Jun 24

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    There they sat watching the screen The lady, the man; a mum, a dad On their, up to the minute, iPad. Thinking of the life that might yet been. Looking for souls dipping and diving...
    cloudymac cloudymac 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 24

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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 14 hrs ago

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    I am and right now my internet doesn't work so I can't respond to any messages. Sorry about that. I'll miss my friends from here while I get my internet back Later guys and girls
    JosDor1510 JosDor1510 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Internet friends are the kindest and best kinds. I have internet friends from all over the work that I game with at times and even when you're not gaming they're always there for...
    voodoohexx voodoohexx 13-15, F Jun 24

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    Well I could live without tv but not without the internet. I use it for everything, to keep in touch with my family and friends, to get the daily news, to apply for jobs, to study...
    JosDor1510 JosDor1510 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Well, I for one can sure remember that. Here's a classic example of how we would have fun - and probably a precursor to the internet! My best friend lived in the house opposite me...
    CarMechanic CarMechanic 66-70, M 7 Responses Jun 27

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    Please excuse my language i am not so good at writing...I havent seen my sister for about 3 years now and i dont know how to reach her or hear about her i dont know if she is fine...
    hearts121 hearts121 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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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 5 days 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 1 Response Jul 7

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    I am so lonely that is hurts so much. I spend most of my days non stop crying to the point I am sick from stress, my panic attacks come up, anxiety, and I end up crashing asleep...
    Boadicea1 Boadicea1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I'm really not sure what to say. It started really slowly. On days that I had somewhere to go and I was wearing something form fitting, I wouldn't eat until I got home into my...
    SophiaMadelineRose SophiaMadelineRose 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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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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    Black and white selfie at 3 am. What do you think?
    HaleyP HaleyP 18-21, F 9 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Let me know what you think
    t1dus10 t1dus10 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am a 28 year old male, now that we have that out of the way I guess we can move onto the root of whatever I have told myself over is my problem. I hate what I have become a...
    Hughnin Hughnin 26-30, M 1 Response 26 mins ago

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    Internet friends will always be better than real friends, even if they don't see you or talk to you in person, they'll still understand you.
    californiaqueenn californiaqueenn 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Have you ever just wanted to come through the internet and sucker punch a stupid person? If it was possible, of course.
    XxVivaLaBellaxX XxVivaLaBellaxX 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I am glad the internet is here in a way. Cause I wouldn't have met half of the people I have without it. Although, I wish it wasn't here because no one wants to go out and hang...
    chandy2014 chandy2014 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    If the internet has taught us anything it’s that total ignorance of a subject is no obstacle to having an immediate opinion.
    TonyGrey TonyGrey 31-35, M Jun 27

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    I want a internet friend :)
    FaultyLife FaultyLife 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 29

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    On the internet you can be anything you want. It's strange that so many people choose to be stupid.
    hancockian hancockian 66-70 Jun 30

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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