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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 08-01-2008, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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But for a growing number of people, it’s an out-of-control habit instead of a necessary part of life.
I am an average user and if I am away from it, I have no problems. I do like to buy most things online and Google something that I do not know.


Are you addicted to the internet?
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:41 AM
 
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When I first got my computer, I was definitely, but as time went by I got away from it. I still love it though.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I honestly feel like crying sometimes to look at the amount of time I spend on the Internet and reflect upon how this time could have been better utilized by opening the front door and enjoying my real life. I tried to quit City-Data back in what I believe was early-2007, even nearly getting banned by posting a farewell thread (which is a big no-no) only to feel physically ill after being gone less than a week from how my mind would continually wonder about what new threads may have been posted that were in need of my attention on the NEPA sub-forum.

I was now just asked to be a co-administrator for another promising forum, and I have accepted the position. Unfortunately my addiction to City-Data will likely continue, which will just mean that I'll have to invest more hours per day online, as I split myself between a forum that I'll be administrating as well as one that I've always wanted to moderate but never was able to due to my poor standing.

As I approach the 10,000 post milestone, I realize just how empty life is starting to become. All I do is work, eat, sleep, and go online it would seem. On my days off I can spend up to six hours per day cruising this forum, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, AIM, and various other cyber-locales. I am a poster child for Internet addiction.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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If I had more time I would answer this question. As it is I have to check my email, write to my blog, buy some stuff off eBay, read the news from Australia, watch some videos...
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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News,

Can't Stop Web Surfing? Go to Rehab

Illinois In-Patient Facility First of Its Kind to Treat Internet Addicts.

At the height of his Internet addiction, Ben estimated that he spent at least 16 hours a day surfing the Web.


ABC News: Can't Stop Surfing? Rehab May Be Next
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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News,

Can't Stop Web Surfing? Go to Rehab

Illinois In-Patient Facility First of Its Kind to Treat Internet Addicts.

At the height of his Internet addiction, Ben estimated that he spent at least 16 hours a day surfing the Web.


ABC News: Can't Stop Surfing? Rehab May Be Next

Oh my! Thank God I am not that addicted !
I pretty much get everything taken care of that I really need to.

Since I am getting up in years, and not able to do too much anymore, I don't feel too guilty about it.

It is good mental therapy.I have met a lot of interesting people from all over , and I have learned a lot that I wouldn't have known otherwise.

I don't do that much 'surfing' anymore, but I sure do have a bunch of stuff bookmarked.
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I can quit anytime I want to.


I just don't want to.
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Old 08-09-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Cairo - Egypt
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Yes , I am addicted to the internet . I am not working right now , so the internet is a big solution for me , I spend a lot of times on it , and therefore my knowledge is bigger than before.
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Destined to be banned
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I'm not bothered the least by the fact that I don't have a converter box for my rabbit-eared TV and I don't pan to get one when the digital switchover happens, so I guess that means yes!
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Old 08-09-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Yes I am addicted to CD.
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