Are you addicted to the Internet??

@mssnow (9496)
United States
April 25, 2007 3:08pm CST
I am so addicted. I know it and i guess i don't care. When i am asleep i dream about being on line. When i get up in the middle of the night i think about getting on to check my email or check and see how mylot is doing without me. First thing i do is turn on my computer then go make coffee and run back in here and get on line. Some times i don't do anything just sit and watch the computer. But I have to be here. I take my lap top when I go out. which isn't often) so I can get on line when I can find a wireless connection. I am so addicted I am afraid of being without Internet for even an hour. I always pay my Internet bill and electric bill and other bills suffer. I don't care about my phone. If someone calls me I talk as little as possible so I can get back on my computer.If i didn't have it for long i would have withdrawals symptoms which in my case would be becoming irritable and just unpleasant to be around. Don't take away my Internet. I am not concerned about it because I like it. Its like my drug of choice. Are you as addicted as i am?? or can you quit anytime you like?? lol
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
25 Apr 07
LOL, i am so glad that I am not the only one dreaming about being online while I am sleeping. Oh yes I am very addicted to the internet. I don't think I can quit the internet I would go insane, I pay for the ineternet service and my hubby pays the rest of the bill and he knows how I am with the internet even if we go on vacation I worry about the internet and he says forget the internet have some fun. He sometimes says they need a IA (Internet Annomous) whatever you spell it.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
25 Apr 07
They do have internet adiction help lol. Do you get the feeling I am follwing you?? lol i think i just saw you on another discussion lol
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
25 Apr 07
LOL, I am just sitting here laughing.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
25 Apr 07
LOL glad I could make you laugh :)
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@eipril (401)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
yes i'm addicted to the internet ..my day is incomplete when i'm not surfing the net ,,when i'm awake i'm not taking my breakfast yet ,.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I am glad i am not the only one then lol
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
im not very addicted to internet. but i think i like it and its purpose is very great. i think it is one of the best inventions ever.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Yes me too
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@darkness01 (1304)
25 Apr 07
I thought i could call my internet usage an addiction until i just read what you wrote. I spend about 7 hours per day on the internet and have spent upwards of 15 hours per day using the internet on weekends. As i said, i thought i was bad your taking it to a whole different level lol.
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
25 Apr 07
yes I am on from sunup till around 2 am lol. so yeah I got it bad lol
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@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
25 Apr 07
I suppose there are a lot of people that are continually on the computer and attached to the internet for long periods of time. It does show a lot of the same people here at mylot so there must be a lot of addicted people. have a nice day from Deeeky.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Im sure there are many more people adicted than just me lol most people wont admit it though. I know I am and i freely admit it lol
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@pclife (246)
• Malaysia
26 Apr 07
I think i'm addicted to internet in the sense of business . I like to make post in forums , chat room & etc & learn something from other's members post from which I can learn & build up my ability & learn from those experts in internet business & so on .... pray for my success ...TQ
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
26 Apr 07
You can get addicted to money making sites too lol
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@twils2 (1821)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Geeee, This must be a catch 22. Anybody that denies being an addict is automaticaly considered an addict because denial is a part of addiction. I dont know if I'm addicted to the internet, I've been on the internet since 1995 and actually I've gotten kind of bored with the internet itself. I do think I might be addicted to Mylot but thats something else all together. Thanks and take care!!
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
26 Apr 07
haha. a roller coaster thought. but still ends up with you having a good point here twils. yup. i too sometimes find myself bored already with the internet. i only visit sites which are important to me everyday. beyond them, i no longer surf a lot.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I dont deny my addiction lol thats the probelem lol
@aeyjey (170)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
well all i can say is yes i guess i am addicted to the internet..even doe its late at night i still want to surf the internet..and never in a day i didn't open my computer, and surf the internet
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
27 Apr 07
Yes i am on day and night last night i went to bed at 3 am lol
@glowwy (94)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Do you have kids? if so, how do you find time for them? Try to go out more often with friends or family without your laptop.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
26 Apr 07
naw my kids are all grown up i have no one nor do i really care to go out. lol
@hkdgkurt (147)
• China
26 Apr 07
hi mssnow,i think i am addicted to the internet just like you.i am used to surf in the internet for half of day.it's really happy for me and i 'll get upset if i quit
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
27 Apr 07
Hi krt, yes it is so easy to do :)
@badpenny (742)
• Seagoville, Texas
26 Apr 07
I feel the same way. I spend 8-10 hours a day on the Internet. My housework suffers, and my marriage is in trouble. I have to force myself to get off long enough to do the dishes and cook supper. I feel like an awful person at times, but I hate it when I am not on the Internet.
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Sounds like you might need to get help for your addiction. when your mariage suffers its time to get help. Good luck to you.
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
26 Apr 07
I am definitely an addict to mylot, blogging and games online. Unfortunately I can't be here all the time, I have house works to do, pet to take care of, and I also run my own shop at day time. It's irritating sometimes, but well somebody has to do it.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I am also addicted to mylot and netwinner :)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
There used to be a mosntrous technological enemy before that takes the brunt of most blames, it was TV - though it is still taking hits, but it has company now - the internet. The interesting things is, unlike TV, the internet dont seem to have the same demise of negative comments from various sectors that knows better what is good & what is not. Reading mssnow, comments, its a bit dark & concerning, but obviously one that is not unique & uncommon for many who uses the internet. There are clinics & hospitals in China created specifically for this "epidemic" surprisingly most of its patients are teens that have been more involved in online games. Its the story of addiction among the adult populace that is always unheard of for whatever reason, & one that is obviously hard to declare. Time will tell if this is really is something to be concerned about at the level of medical practitioners advice, since for now it is just generally called internet addiction - too broad for any temporal medication be suggested. Life as we know has evolved again affected by technology.
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
26 Apr 07
But i have never been addicted to the TV lol
@mel0dy (49)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I believe you have officially reached the ultimate state of being an Internet junkie! I don't know if I'm too but I'm definitely working towards that direction... I have a list of at least 10 website that I visit over and over again and 4 different emails that I check every 5 minutes... but I don't take my laptop with me wherever I go. Buuut I do check the Internet when I am in other houses and my friends try to cut me off that thing but they can't because I like it! maybe I'm addicted after all :DDD
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I think you are lol welcome to the club
@ndoeng (57)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 07
i think i'm addicted too but not too much cuz sometimes if in one day i don't connect with internet i feel there is something i missed that day... i just want to know my inbox are filled with a new message or not..
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Thats a start of an addiction
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
I think so. I keep on thinking about the internet when i go to sleep. It always excites me. lolz. Whenever i can't use my computer, it seems like my day is not complete. lol
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
26 Apr 07
and just ten years ago when internet and PC';s were new people had other addictions lol
• United States
26 Apr 07
I am very addicted to my lovely internet. I am on and off it so much throughout the day and I about die when it goes down for whatever reason. Drives me nuts to not be able to jump on and check things. On vacations most of the time I have to go without like I do at home. We do have a laptop now we can take with us, but not always the connection to get on sadly.
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@mssnow (9496)
• United States
26 Apr 07
you are a lot like me angel lol
@maiax2k6 (535)
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
i think there's many of us who gets attached in it in some ways at some time and in varying degrees, but really once you get the hang of it, you'll loosen up using the net, especially if you have other interests and hobbies that you also enjoy doing.
@reaperz (1266)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Sadly, yes i am. I can't seem to get off the internet at all! Whenever i go on the computer, i go straight to the Internet!
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• United States
26 Apr 07
I've been left without internet before, and i'll do it again. I really think that for me its something I can give up, simply because I don't do much on it and I loose interest very fast. If I didn't want the money i'd get bored with mylot, its just that way for me. I think that some people can become addicted to the computer because its easier than talking to people in person, they don't know you therefore they don't matter to you. I don't know about my husband though i think that he's addicted to computer games, because he's always playing them.
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