How long can you bear without internet?

@kianli (546)
China
November 4, 2009 6:44am CST
Hello, mylotters! Nowadays internet is already a part of our life, to some people it really matters when he/she is totally cut from the internet. I'm sure that almost every mylotter here has experienced a day without internet or even longer. And my question is how long can you bear without internet? You can share your record or just predict how long you can live without internet. It starts from me: I don't like laptop, coz they don't give me wonderful game experiences, so i chose PC, last time when i went home and i left my PC in my dorm, i had 7days without internet, at the very beginning it really freaks me out, and later by reading books i calmed down a little bit, but it doesn't last long enough,from day 5, i began missing internet and really wanted to check my gmail and mylot. I don't know how i made through the last 2 days, but 7-day is my longest record without internet.
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40 responses
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
I remember when I broke my PC last year because I cleaned up the motherboard, I think I didn't have computer and internet for almost more than a month, and your right if freaked me out, at first, but as the days passed I learned to lived without them because there are a lot of things that I can also do with my spare time. Happy mylotting!
@kianli (546)
• China
4 Nov 09
I agree with you. But it takes time to adept to life without internet. Just like the movie " Cast away" when all of a suddern you are cut from the environment you are familiar with, you need time to adjust yourself to the new one. Thank you so much for sharing! Have a nice day and enjoy mylotting!
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
I just used the movie "Cast away" yesterday as an example also, LOL. Yup, that movie was so good and realistic, I remember his friend the soccer ball, what was it's name? I can't recall it anymore. Well, your right about that, adjusting is also a very difficult thing to do and takes some time.
@kianli (546)
• China
5 Nov 09
I'm from China, Tom Hanks's movie " Cast Away" is in our English textbook in the charpter of friendship. I remeber it's a volleyball but not a soccer ball, i can't recall the exact name of the name. I remeber Tom Hanks played a Fed-EX manager Chuck Noland, movie begins with he use Fed-EX send something from U.S to Russia, on his way to Malaysia, his plane crushed, he spent 1,500 days with his volley ball friend on the island. Have a nice day!
@chimrani (1430)
• India
4 Nov 09
Not even a day man.It is part of my life.I daily check my mails,my online earnings,my site stats ,news and etc.. i spend more than 5 hours online. if some time i get problems in my net connect ,i just go to cyber cafe.so i love internet..............
@kianli (546)
• China
5 Nov 09
Everybody loves the Internet~ Have a nice day!
• China
7 Nov 09
we are wasting time on the internet,is every thing necessary for our life?
• United States
5 Nov 09
i refuse to live in any area that does not yhave broadband and internet is never with out if the pc falls for a couple days blackberry is at hand im not going out without the internet
@kianli (546)
• China
6 Nov 09
Wow, blackberry addict! I do also have a Blackberry 8110, but here in China, we don't have affordable BIS services, and we are looking forward to some changes. Currently most people use gmail app on Blackberry to get emails. How about you?
@evalotta (11)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I love my laptop!!! Love it Love it Love it!!! For me if it doesn't get online, we have no computer, even though we also have a desk top computer... I am online at least every evening before bedtime, it has taken the place of reading a book. I know that sounds so bad, but it's the truth. And usually several hours during the day... Also we use netflix in our family and love it. We don't really have a tv, well only a converter box that only occasionally pick up 2-3 channels. So really pretty worthless. However we love movies..and of course you need a computer (laptop) for this, at least for instant watch. We probably instant watch on a daily basis. So another words, my family can't make it long without a computer and definantly not long without the laptop. I feel like I need a spare..
@kianli (546)
• China
6 Nov 09
Bedtime reading was also once my hobby, but now i read on my Android G1 Some time we need spare ourselves from the internet to enjoy a little break, don't we? Thank you for the response, have a nice day!
• United States
4 Nov 09
The longest time I went without the Internet was 2 weeks. I am just so addicted to the internet it felt like I was having psychological withdrawal during that time. I think that the internet really is the "opiate of the masses" in this era of information and technology.
@kianli (546)
• China
6 Nov 09
Your 2-week experience is much longer than mine! Internet is a double-blade sword, it helps a lot, it does also hurt :-( Thanks for the response!
• United States
4 Nov 09
I grew up without computers, it was great. But now, I am so used to living with it, I cannot live a day without it. I am addicted to it. It's my life line to the world and business.
@kianli (546)
• China
6 Nov 09
When i was in Grade 6 of elementary school years, i had my first computer lesson. I didn't realize then i can't live without it. It's our life style, little can be done. Thanks for sharing!
@cher913 (25855)
• Canada
4 Nov 09
well i am usually on and off the internet during the day but a couple of years ago i was in the hospital for 4 days and was so bored. the minute i got home, i hopped on facebook and read my mail!
@kianli (546)
• China
6 Nov 09
That's what we do when we are connected with the internet again. Thanks for the response.
@Illyria (16)
• United States
4 Nov 09
In April this year, I had to live at my dad's house without a computer or any means to connect to the internet. I REALLY missed it the first..oh, say month but then I realised I had to get used to it. Buh-bye yahoo answers, myspace, wikipedia, aol news, and the whole world. I stayed at his house until August, and was once again reunited with lady www in Sept. To be honest, I could live without it if I had a steady supply of other means to connect to the world. Like, a free newspaper, a library, cable tv (because if you think about it-the internet provides all these things in one) otherwise I would be like the guy from Castaway..might as well be livin' on an island..or under a rock. ;ob To make a long story short, yes I could. But I would be bored and sad from lack of a convienient way to connect to the world.
@kianli (546)
• China
6 Nov 09
I agree with you, we could make it but we need to be very desperate first,meanwhile you need to be totally cut from the internet, a little bit similar to Castaway; then we need time to adjust ourselves, it's just another way of living, another life style. 3 months is a long time, i can't imagine that, it will freak me out. Thanks for sharing, have a nice day!
4 Nov 09
Hmm if I am hooked on the computer by doing something really important and I had to get off the computer then I could only hold it for a day or so however if it was nothing important to do on the computer then I could say a week or even longer - depends on how bored I am and how I feel because if I am really bored of watching TV or going out then I will just end up sitting infront the Television.
@kianli (546)
• China
5 Nov 09
I found TV boring after i heavily addicted to computer and internet! Chinese TVs are always old school,didactic and only tell the positive stuffs, that's the reason why i prefer internet to tv, even though there's strict censorship on the network in China, but we still have our own ways to avoid that. Thanks for your response! Happy mylotting
• India
4 Nov 09
ya i do agree internet,cellphones are absolute necessity of today's life.i too have great dependence on internet.if their is some problem so that i am unable to access internet then i start missing them. i would try to access through my cellphone then.but maximum would be just a few days.
@kianli (546)
• China
5 Nov 09
You can surf the internet without a computer because nowaday the cellphone's network is great, 3G is available, there're also great cellphones like apple, g1 and others. Only limit to cellphone is data plan if you ran out out of your data plan it's really dangerous then. It'll be great if you can have a unlimited data plan. Thank you so much for the response. Have a nice day!
@borhan (1344)
• United States
4 Nov 09
Only the sleeping time, i can bear without internet. Even i am on travel, i use cellphone. Generally i dont desire also any periods without internet. So deep an addiction!
@kianli (546)
• China
5 Nov 09
You're right maybe only in sleeping time, but maybe there're guys dreaming of using internet! Thank you for sharing. Have a nice day
• United States
4 Nov 09
well this is my first respond and well right now my computer is actin up so there are days when i don't have internet and believe me it hard its like ur an outcast u feel like ur lost lol and like i don't know what to do to fix my computer but yea ill probably say that maybe a week ill last with out internet or who know maybe less cuase i might find way to get my self in the internet either go to my cuzins house or ot and internet cafe so i dont i will last mutch it would be to hard
@kianli (546)
• China
5 Nov 09
It's really my pleasure that i can have your first response! Internet cafes are also easy to be found here in most places in China, but there're also places where it's Mission Impossible, like some of the places in the remote areas in the west provinces in China. Thank you for your response. Have a nice day!
@luvmysons (497)
• United States
4 Nov 09
OMG!!! I dont think I would be able to surive without the internet at all. Its amazing how much our lives depend on it.. I seriously do everything on it..
@kianli (546)
• China
5 Nov 09
When think about this, i began to think about my parents and their parents. My grandparents live in the rural area of East China, in their time,no electricity, infrastructure not able to survive so many wars, warlordrism, CPC-KMT civil war, Japanese Invasion, Civil War after WorldWarII ended,electricity infrastructure only available in big cities like Shanghai, so they are accustomed to life without electricity. And their children my parents can't make it without electricity. I mean no matter where, even a country dominated by dictator, the tide of human progress can't be stopped, the only point is the speed. Someday we will all enjoy what human progress bings to everyone. Have a nice day~
@kunizzul (1066)
• Malaysia
4 Nov 09
Hi! I don't know maybe for a day only and after that I will need to find internet connection. I have many things and activities that I like and routinely to do in the internet. So, when I'm not online is just like I missing something in my daily life.
@cybercop (129)
• India
4 Nov 09
not even a day!
@kianli (546)
• China
4 Nov 09
You are just so honest, i'm a little bit sure that your life connects to internet so closely that you can be cut from it. Thanks for sharing Have a nice day and enjoy mylotting!
• Philippines
24 Dec 09
Hi there kianli! I am very dependent on the use of the internet. Aside from using it to communicate with family and friends, I also use it for my work. I depend on the internet for my lectures. When I prepare my lectures, I make sure I get to check the internet for updates on certain topics. Maybe a day or two would be enough. I don't know if I can bear more than that.
@erikmama (12929)
• United States
9 Nov 09
I do not have my own computer.I only get on it when I am at my mother's house.I am hoping to get my own computer this weekend and I really hope so.There are so many great things to do on the itnernet and it kills me not being able to get on here everyday!I have noc choice but to live without it,and no,it is not easy!
@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
8 Nov 09
It feels a bit weird at first then it feels uncomfortable but the fact is...there is always something to do. I can go for as long as it takes. I always spend too much time ton the computer on the internet. I don't do my chores because I'm on the net and I have lots of organising of photos and such to do as well but I spend time on the net. I wish there were only certain days I could access it. No, I don't really mean that.
• India
7 Nov 09
without the internet I couldn't work. All our programs at work are internet based. I guess we'd have to work the old way, with paper files, etc. It's funny how important my cell phone has become to me! I honestly don't like leaving home without it.
• India
7 Nov 09
without the internet I couldn't work. All our programs at work are internet based. I guess we'd have to work the old way, with paper files, etc. It's funny how important my cell phone has become to me! I honestly don't like leaving home without it.