What would we do without the internet??

@gelooo5 (113)
Philippines
February 28, 2013 1:48pm CST
I literally live off the internet since I graduated. I visit a lot of websites and spend practically a big chunk of hours of my day on the internet. This got me thinking, what would I do without the internet? Well I have experienced this a few times when our internet connection got cut off. At first I was like, "So what do I do now?" Eventually I had these realizations that my life shouldn't just depend online. I mean being online and the internet is part of life and I can't erase that but I should also make time for other things. So after some realizations I got off my laptop and sort of made time for some hobbies that I didn't have time for due to my online addiction. I jogged, played sports (swim, basketball, tennis), read a book, watched T.V., do some hip-hop abs, whatever, etc. Time management and proper allotment of activities would be the key to be able to still do some of your other hobbies besides surfing the internet, so as not to get totally sucked in the addictive online black hole. lol How 'bout you guys? What would YOU do without the internet (or least get your internet connection cut-off)? I'd like to hear your side on this too, and your hobbies! =D
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13 responses
@gamyam (572)
• Hyderabad, India
28 Feb 13
We will be idle with having no net for work to everybody. Internet means the whole world in front of us. We forget our time while being with the net for hours daily. Earning we get there. Knowledge we adopt there. Sharing our opinions with others there. We get answers for our unsolved questions there. Ultimately we we can't stop to say about bulk uses of internet for pc users.
@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
You said it perfectly ! Life can never be same without a net . It seems the world stops revolving. Internet makes our life alive and kicking ! We learnt , broaden our knowledge . We interacted and reached people across the globe.
@gelooo5 (113)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
True and true. It is part of the ever changing and advancement in technology and evolution. I just hope we don't forget some of our other passions like sports, writing, reading or any other hobbies.
• United States
28 Feb 13
I think I might work out more, do more household projects, work on music, and have to go to physical stores to shop. I would probably read a lot more books and write more. Maybe even watch more t.v. Paint again, and do little crafts to keep myself occupied. I would have to write letters again and actually call people. It is not so much that the internet keeps me from doing these things, but rather that I always think of things to look up and such. One thing leads to another and I am sitting for a bit longer than I thought. I like having the ability to research whatever I want, as most times I doubt I would of ventured to a library to satisfy curiosity.
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@gelooo5 (113)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
Yes the internet has really made life easier for us. May it be in researching, contacting people, or any other things we could normally do. It is the age of computers and gadgets. I just hope we can allot even little time to our other activities.
@redredrose (1107)
• United States
28 Feb 13
Well when i was growing up we didn't have internet so we played outside watched tv played video games just not xbox playstation as there wasn't any of that either. We went to the movies wrote letters. Yes wrote on paper with a pen letters that we mailed snail mail and read a book. Yes opened the book and read it because there was no kindle for reading books back then. So if i didn't have internet i would just do what i did as a kid.
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@gelooo5 (113)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
Well said. Those good old days are really worth missing. Times where summer used to be adventures outside playing with friends. Now we could just log in to our computers and just do about anything. Read e-books, e-mail and chat, play video games with friends via multi-player. There are even sports that can be played using Wii or kinect.
@savire (204)
• Indonesia
1 Mar 13
Well to be honest since looks like I have been addicted to The Internet my life would change greatly if suddenly it's gone xD. I do my working online and offline. So if I got a spare time I will goes online to keep in touch with my friends and do some freelancing. Since the earning is good, so good that I decide to start my self employed life. So if it's suddenly gone, wew, that would be kinda hard to imagine since I do get most of my entertainment online, including here :)
@gelooo5 (113)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
I guess the internet is really a part of your daily life. A lot of people are depending on it for a lot of purposes. And yes some of these are for employment, social aspects, entertainment and earning.
@savire (204)
• Indonesia
1 Mar 13
Yeah true, whether I like it or not Internet has been quite an enormous aspect of my daily life now. I just wonder if sometimes in the near future that our government will be making new regulation for those ISP so that they could increase their quality because the connection here so sluggish to the point of maddening you xD.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
Their are so many things you can do without the internet, remember your childhood? or ask your parents did they ever need an internet on their younger days? A lot of things can be done even without the internet, if you open your mind and explore the world, you don't really need an internet connection..
@gelooo5 (113)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
True! I miss those good old days. Childhood!
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
5 Mar 13
yEAH,, i miss those days.. when we are still a child everyday we play outdoor games but kids these days, dont do it anymore. They like it better to be inside and just play computer games.. truly sad
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
1 Mar 13
Go crazy... as I own an internet cafe here I need the internet all day and night here. Without it, id have to go into another business.
@gelooo5 (113)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
True. Hard if the internet suddenly got cut off. I know lot too who have internet shops and they get really pissed off and busy when the connection suddenly gets cut off along with the irate customers' complaints.
• Mexico
1 Mar 13
Ive been lucky here in mine. Ive pnly had the connection off 2-3 times when rains ans winds were real bad here.
@robspeakman (1705)
1 Mar 13
I think I would read more and maybe be a more social creature
@gelooo5 (113)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
lol. We could be social in the internet through social networking sites. But then again, personal conversation is really different and I think is more "healthy" than emailing or chatting.
@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
1 Mar 13
my life would be over if I did not have my internet it would be worse then stop smoking I cant live with out it more then a day
@gelooo5 (113)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
Yes. The internet is part of us. Much of our time is spent on it. Happy surfing!
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
if there's no internet, I will surely kill myself! haha just kidding. there's more to life than the internet and there's a lot of things people could do and should do without it. if there's no internet here at home or in any other places in the world, i will just read books, write articles, take some walk and breathe fresh air outside, hangout with my friends or play games with my siblings, watch the television, listen to the radio or just look out the window and count the people and vehicles passing by. those are the things i'd probably do. who knows life could be more amazing and interesting without it.
@gelooo5 (113)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
I agree. There are other tons of stuff to do besides the internet but we have to accept the fact that really the internet is a part of life now since it started. We use it as an important source of information, even for earning a living. lol. Maybe a balance of these different activities is a good idea.
@rosekiss (30277)
• Eugene, Oregon
1 Mar 13
If I didn't have the internet, i would be totally lost. i have had the internet for so long, that i just couldn't see myself without it. Of course, if i can't get on my computer, I always have my phone, that i can use as well, even though it would be much harder, since the screen is so mall. i think as a rule, we have all been so used to having it, that we just wouldn 't know what to do, should we lose it. I am so glad i have the internet though so i can access mylot mostly, as i do enjoy coming in here and if i couldn't I would certainly miss it. i have so much fun in here, that i just don't want to have to be without mylot Take care, and have fun in mylot.
@gelooo5 (113)
• Philippines
1 Mar 13
Thanks! Yes the internet is really a part of our lives since it started. I guess just have to accept it and at least make time for other activities and hobbies that we have not given much time and attention to.
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
without internet, all researches would be based on encyclopedias or books from libraries. instead of internet games, people would go out of their houses and play physical games or play sports. if there's no facebook, people would simple go out and meet people. without email, it would be hard communicating with our loved ones who are very far away. if there's no internet, i would be still reading pocketbooks,and snail mailing my friends abroad.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
internet introduced to me when i was in fourth year high school and i only know how to use it when i was in college,there are many things we can do with this internet so for me without internet life will become boring and the life of student will become hard again when it comes to research.
@garson (886)
• United States
11 Mar 13
Well, since the first time I have computer back in 2004, I have pretty much go online everyday. There were very few periods where I did not go online at all. The last time my computer/net book was not able to start properly, it took me two weeks till I finally bought a new laptop. I still was able to get online through my cell phone (mobile phone), but it was really different. My cell phone had limited capacity and I would not be able to access some websites. At least, I have an HDTV, where I can watch anything. Internet has become part of my life and many others. Like you, it's hard to imagine life without it. I'm not really excited with cell phone technology, in which you can access online anywhere. I still like using a desktop or laptop where I can things in bigger picture/images. As I make this comment, TV and internet are going to be more and more integrated. I also rely on making small amount of income online through crowdsourcing. Without a connection online, my online income opportunities would be taken away. I would hope to earn much more in the future.