Why I Love the Internet

October 29 is International Internet Day so share you love of the world wide web and tell us all about it.

One of my favorites: You Know You’re an Internet Junkie When …

* All of your friends have an @ in their names.
* As you read this list, you think about forwarding it to your “friends you send jokes to” e-mail group.

* As your car crashes through the guardrail on a mountain road, your first instinct is to search for the “back” button.

* In real life conversations, you don’t laugh, you just say “LOL, LOL.”

* When looking at a web page full of someone else’s links, you notice all of them are already highlighted in purple.
* You can’t call your mother … She doesn’t have a modem.

* You chat several times a day with a stranger from South America, but you haven’t spoken to your next door neighbor yet this year.
* You decide to stay in college for an additional year or two, just for the free Internet access.

* You don’t know what gender three of your closest friends are, because they have neutral nicknames and you never bothered to ask.

* You find yourself typing “com” after every period when using a word processor.com.

* You hear most of your jokes via e-mail instead of in person.

* You laugh at people with 56k modems.

* You name your children Eudora, Mozilla and Dotcom.

* You spend half of the plane trip with your laptop on your lap … and your child in the overhead compartment.

* You start introducing yourself as “JohnDoe at AOL dot com.”

* You start using smileys in your snail mail. Smiley

* You try to enter your password on the microwave.

* You turn off your computer and get this awful empty feeling, like you just pulled the plug on a loved one.

* You turn on your intercom when leaving the room so you can hear if new e-mail arrives.

* You wake up at 3 A.M. to go to the bathroom and stop to check your e-mail on the way back to bed.

* Your bookmarks file takes 15 minutes to go from top to bottom.

* Your reason for not staying in touch with friends is that they don’t have e-mail.

* Your spouse adds their picture to your desktop wallpaper so you remember what they look like.

* Your spouse makes a new rule, “The computer cannot come to bed.”

* Your spouse says communication is important in a marriage… so you buy another computer and install a second phone line so the two of you can chat.

And, most important …

After reading this message, you immediately forward it to a friend!

Add your two cents worth below :D…

[tags] computer humor, internet jokes, tuesdays topic [/tags]

3 thoughts on “Why I Love the Internet”

  1. http://barbaraburns.com/barbarablog/?p=194

    The Internet has revolutionized the entire world into being a very small place where you know someone across the world better than the driver who cut you off in traffic this morning. I love the Internet because it is possible to make wonderful friends to share your joys & your sorrows and be there for you and it is nice to be needed for me to since I can “be there” for others when they need me too!

    No one really has to be alone unless they want to be alone … I am tied to the house more than I would like because of an ailing dog and a full time job that makes me be in the car 3 hours a day 5 days a week … but I have a world of friends online and I got to meet many of them when I visited San Francisco – and all of them were even nicer in person than they are online!

    Of course that is not true of everyone on the Net … ya gotta be careful & cautious on the Internet just like in real life.

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  2. http://barbaraburns.com/barbarablog/?p=194

    The Internet has revolutionized the entire world into being a very small place where you know someone across the world better than the driver who cut you off in traffic this morning. I love the Internet because it is possible to make wonderful friends to share your joys & your sorrows and be there for you and it is nice to be needed for me to since I can “be there” for others when they need me too!

    No one really has to be alone unless they want to be alone … I am tied to the house more than I would like because of an ailing dog and a full time job that makes me be in the car 3 hours a day 5 days a week … but I have a world of friends online and I got to meet many of them when I visited San Francisco – and all of them were even nicer in person than they are online!

    Of course that is not true of everyone on the Net … ya gotta be careful & cautious on the Internet just like in real life.

    Reply
  3. http://barbaraburns.com/barbarablog/?p=194

    The Internet has revolutionized the entire world into being a very small place where you know someone across the world better than the driver who cut you off in traffic this morning. I love the Internet because it is possible to make wonderful friends to share your joys & your sorrows and be there for you and it is nice to be needed for me to since I can “be there” for others when they need me too!

    No one really has to be alone unless they want to be alone … I am tied to the house more than I would like because of an ailing dog and a full time job that makes me be in the car 3 hours a day 5 days a week … but I have a world of friends online and I got to meet many of them when I visited San Francisco – and all of them were even nicer in person than they are online!

    Of course that is not true of everyone on the Net … ya gotta be careful & cautious on the Internet just like in real life.

    Reply

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