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View Poll Results: Are you addicted to the Internet? How many hours do you spend daily?
Yes 32 69.57%
No 11 23.91%
I do not know. 3 6.52%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-10-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I became addicted to the internet while recovering from a surgery. Now I'm just a garden variety internet junkie !!!
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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I was without internet for about 3.5 years. So now that I have it I can't get enough of it. But when college starts this september, I'll have to cut back. I think I spend about 8 hours a day
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:40 PM
 
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I find conclusions that extensive use of the Internet is 'addicting' to be offensive. There are large numbers of people out there who just aren't as 'cool' as mental master'commentaters' and find the Internet a resourceful outlet. I'm one of them.

I had friends in school. In school. Out of school I don't know who they were. Where I lived there wasn't a whole lot to do aside from read. Where I live today there's not a whole lot to do except watch TV, or read. Or work in a bar.

So I leave the TV on the news mostly and I read stuff on the Internet. Best library I ever subscribed to. I read history. I read science. I keep up with current events and I comment on political activity. And I help other people looking for answers at City-Data.

So I'm not a psychologist. I'm not addicted to my ego, either.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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When I first got an internet connection in early '99, I was online all the time. It was new. Now I'm online for about an hour or so at a time (once or twice a day, except weekends usually) if I don't post much at forums (I'm a member of several; moderator at one), post a new blog entry or have anything I need to research. If I do post at forums, post a new blog entry and/or do some research, I'm online for 2 or more hours, if I have a lot to say and/or a lot to read.

I also have my house on the market and do some online house-hunting and marking my favorites. I sometimes really do a lot of digging for just the right houses to look at and add to my favorites.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I spend my entire day and a significant portion of my evening online. I don't miss it when I'm doing other things, though. So by definition I'm not an addict, but it is certainly an integral part of my life (and my business).
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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I spend a lot of time online. But for 1 legit reason, trying to get my online business started. Got to do a lot of reading about it, so yes I use the internet a lot.
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:45 PM
 
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I'll plead the 5th on this one.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I'm not addicted! All I do is read newspapers, emails, play pogo, check on my myspace and facebook, chat on yahoo, etc. And that's just before I fix breakfast! lol
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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As sad as it sounds, I don't know how I'd survive without internet access for 2 months.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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I don't know if you'd call it an 'addiction'. I do spend a lot of time online every day but that is mainly due to me keeping in touch with a good friend who lives a long way away now (long, as in, 1300 miles). That aside, however, I still think I'd struggle without being able to check the news/email/MySpace/Facebook/YouTube/UltimateGuitar/City-Data every few hours. It just wouldn't be the same without it all. Nevertheless, if I kept track of how long I spend at the computer each day I'd probably be horrified.
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