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Date: 07/09/13 10:43 AM

13 Responses to 15 Reasons Why The Internet Has Ruined Your Life

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18409 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 10:35 am
    Link: 15 Reasons Why The Internet Has Ruined Your Life - This one hits the nail on the head more accurately than I`ve ever seen.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10714 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Oh yes because information asymmetry was such a wonderful thing.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4340 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 12:11 pm
    I agree about 50%. However, I read all the time, actual books, and dont really give a crap about my online identity etc. Maybe it`s because I`m old enough to know what life was like before this and appreciate it.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
    7033 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm
    Some valid and interesting observations made here. Especially -
    "#13 Living for the moment has taken a severe curbing." Maybe it`s a generational thing, but I don`t see the need to document every goddamn thing you do. I can remember some of the great musicians I got to see in concert in my younger days - Cream, Hendrix, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Gentle Giant, Roy Buchanan, etc. Just being in the presence of these masters was a thrill in itself. I couldn`t imagine doing ANYTHING (tweeting, cell-phone filming, etc.) to break that spell.

    As for constant texting? I don`t get that. When I was a teenager, I read most of "The Lord of the Rings" while riding the subway. Commute time can be productive.
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
    2297 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm
    My CDs are still useful because my CD player kicks a$$. I have a decent D/A but it would take a lot of $ to equal my CD.
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    CynicalGamer Male 40-49
    450 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 1:02 pm
    That sucked. How is it bad knowing the value of things, have arguments "end" in a googling of facts, etc, etc, etc. Half those on the list are good things and not one mentioned wasting time here. :D
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 3:36 pm
    I "read" all the time. I have ebooks and use text to speech on my phone and computer. I also listen to the RPPR Actual Play podcast. And hell yes on reviews! Love reviews. Next time you link a list it better be to cracked.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3232 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 4:09 pm
    so mostly a list of how life is better with the internet
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7700 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    Most of them had nothing whatsoever to do with the internet, let alone ruin anything.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7700 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    Just gone back for a second look, still makes no sense. Fancy, can you post an explanation?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14447 posts
    July 9, 2013 at 6:29 pm
    "#5 We’re all PR slime balls now

    There’s the real you – your real life and your real thoughts. Then there’s the you that you show the world on the internet. They seem much more interesting, fun, well-rounded and intelligent – precisely because you’ve managed their PR that way. Everyone does it, and I mean everyone."

    Not me. IRL I am respectable and PC. Hell, I`m so PC I even married a bloody American. Here on IAB I open my heart and let the world know my true feelings.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    July 10, 2013 at 5:27 am
    Only #1 and #3 applied to me... I agree with emmettyville for the reason.
    They`ll have to pry my books from my cold dead hands before I stop reading!!!
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    Issame Female 30-39
    112 posts
    July 10, 2013 at 9:21 am
    `Click each time for the next item of the list`? No thanks. Those sites are aggravating at best.

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