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How did internet change your life?

All of us here were born before the internet came along. Before we had the oportunity to connect globally.

Before the emergence of the internet we only had the local community to connect to, learn from, be influenced by.

Today, we live in a global village that gives us access to knowledge, gives us inspiration, gives us understanding of who we are and how everything works. All this, the online experiences of all sorts, may be just as valuable in our life everyday life experiences.

It can build your character, show you what's important.

How did the online experience change your life?

And if you were born before or after that (the emergence on internet), how do you think your perspective is different from the people who haven't had the internet all their life?

All comments, links and stories are welcome.


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    Jul 1 2013: Oh my goodness Anna.....I went from having one addiction (gardens) to two addictions (gardens and computer!)

    I rejected computers for a LONG time......"I don't need a computer"! Well, my daughter is a computer guru....EE, IT, manager for a major computer company. One day, she sent me a computer, which rested on the bed in the guest room for about a year. She finally said.....mom.....you need to take it out of the box and plug it in. Well.....ok......I will do that to please her....LOL:>)

    Now I'm hooked! Of course, she loaded the thing with all kinds of bells and whistles, and my addiction began! It is a FABULOUS tool, and I'm still astounded at the connectivity it provides instantaneously! I feel that TED, is providing a HUGE opportunity for us to connect globally, and from there, as you say Anna, we have the ability to learn and grow as a global community.........I LOVE IT!
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      Jul 1 2013: You have so many stories, Colleen, you really do! :)

      Thanks, I also think it's important to hear about stories from all around the world, connect, share and learn. This will make a better world eventually, also see my other comments in a different conversation, there are links there and some explanation.
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        Jul 1 2013: I have had a long interesting life in which to live the stories Anna....LOL!

        The computer addiction is simply another stage of the life experience, and it's interesting that it is a focus in my life, when physical activity is a little more challenged.....perfect timing:>)
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          Jul 1 2013: Yes, you said you were almost seventy! You're a survivor, Colleen :)
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      Jul 2 2013: Colleen, your computer's story is really funny, but it just so like things happen! :-)

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