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iSurvived September 26, 2008

Posted by jamiekim in Social Media, Stories.
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I was on my way toward addiction at age 12. 

I didn’t even use that much in the beginning, though. Those were definitely slower times; I would maybe use for an hour straight at most. 

My life was pretty much—if not completely—dependent on it. I used it everday—at home, school and work. It didn’t matter where I was because it was so readily available. Using was as easy as the click of a button. 

But it’s a much more different world nowadays. 

Hi. My name is Jamie, and I’m an Internet addict.

I’ve had to make a lot of changes in my daily life ever since the collapse of the Internet. But besides the extreme cases of discomgoogolation, life without the Internet is manageable. 

What worries me most is not my own withdrawals but those of this entire nation. Everyone is forced into the same exhile. We’re all taking the same e-vacation and we don’t know what to do with ourselves. Nearly every industry has been impacted, and it’s hard to imagine that we once lived without it. I mean, is there anything we can do after our lives have been so digitally involved?

You’d be surprised. 

This is a time to get back in touch with reality and face to face communication. Let’s go back to physical newspapers, address books, paper bank statements, library cards and compact discs. 

Sure, these things seem dated because of the technology that we’ve had to replace them with.

But guess what? Life goes on. 

Once upon a time, there was no World Wide Web, no Internet or social media. 

It’s that time again.

And the best part is, we’re already survivors.