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I still don't get whether I'm on the internet or not if I use a built-in maps application on my phone.
If you're 'online' when you use the app, then it's accessing the internet.
Can you use the app offline? That is, without a wifi or 3/4g connection? If so, you aren't on the internet. If you can't use it without being connected, you are indeed on the internet.
most maps apps pull map data from the internet as you use them, as in when you zoom to a location in the app, it downloads the image of that section
True. Most smartphone maps download data as needed. But some mapping solutions don't require the internet at all.
Honestly, it doesn't surprise me. When you only use Facebook on the Internet, it's not hard to dissociate.
A lot of AOL users thought AOL was the Internet back in its heyday. It used to be common for people to think their desktop monitor was the computer. Naive users think the thing they interact with is the whole thing.