Are You Addicted to the Internet?

There was an interesting post over on Lockergnome today, asking whether you are addicted to the Internet. There’s even a link to a quiz so that you can find out if you are!

I could sit here and crack jokes about how addicted I am to the Internet. In reality, though, it’s not a laughing matter. There is a tremendous difference between spending a lot of time doing what you love – and being utterly and helplessly addicted to it. Internet addiction is a reality, and it’s growing at an alarming rate. People who are addicted to the web are becoming obsessed with what they do there to the point that they ignore their “real” life, their responsibilities, and often their health. Marriages have broken up due to this. People have lost jobs due to this. Kids have been suspended from school because of this. It’s scary, and it’s real.

So, I ask you – are YOU addicted to the Internet? Have you taken the quiz, and read your results? When and where do you draw the line between having fun, and tumbling into an addiction? I’m interested in hearing your thoughts.

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5 thoughts on “Are You Addicted to the Internet?”

  1. For me, unless I’m watching videos or something, the my Internet usage directly relates to what I’m doing “in real life” so it’s not really much of a problem.

  2. Addicted? – Ask your wife. You are if she complains about it, even if you think you are not. Mine did so now – I keep all internet usage purpose focussed. Get off the Net and on with your life when objectives are achieved.Do not mess about aimlessly.Keep it sharp and tight. No Games unless the whole family plays.

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