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"Internet Addiction Might Become a Diagnosis"
"Internet Addiction Might Become a Diagnosis"
http://blogs.eweek.com/careers/content001/worklife_balance/internet_addiction_might_become_a_diagnosis_1.html?kc=EWKNLCSM032508STR3

I'm not addicted! I swear! I'm sure the shaking and anxiety I experience when I'm offline is a result of the additional sleep I get! And, I mean, I only check facebook once every 30 minutes! And those 80 webcomics and blogs/feeds/slashdot? Only twice a day. Occasionally three...

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From: notebk24 Date: March 25th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
i be addicted then. "internet addiction shared four components with other compulsive-impulsive disorders, including excessive use, often associated with a loss of sense of time or neglect of basic drives; withdrawal, including feelings of anger, tension or depression when away from the computer; tolerance, including the need for better computer equipment, more software and more hours of use; and negative repercussions, including arguments, lying, poor achievement and social isolation."

except see, it was social isolation that caused me to become addicted, not the addiction that caused my social isolation.
porsupah From: porsupah Date: March 26th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
With the magic new widget I just picked up for a very nice price, with no monthly commitment, I now have 7GB of data allowance to use in the next 30 days, at a current download speed of some 70-95K/s, over a friendly cellular network.

Network addiction? Not here, I'm sure. ^_^

ibneko From: ibneko Date: March 27th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh, pray tell, what is this magical new widget? And no monthly commitment... oh my.
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