Being so much ONLINE or net-addict, would it affect you in real life???

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Saudi Arabia
December 1, 2007 11:31pm CST
Do you think being a chat addict or internet freak , could affect you, personility-wise?? Meaning, someone who spends hours and hours online almost continuously, would that play a negative role as she/he deals with people in real life? would that affect his personality? Or let me say, his way of interacting with people in real? Note: I ain't talking here about people who are online moderately. Feel free to share your or your friends' experience openly on this regard.
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• United States
3 Dec 07
I think it would very much affect people in everyday life. My friend is so addicted to the internet that if you invite her to go out to a movie or out to eat, so will decline becuase she doesn't want to miss a night of talking to her friends online, or just being on and chatting! I did get her to come over to my house one time and spend the night but as soon as I went to bed she was on the comptuer posting away! I think being addicted to the internet is okay in moderation but when it affects with your daly life it becomes a problem.
• Saudi Arabia
3 Dec 07
Hi there, you said it right. The example you brought up is a valid example of what this post is all about. Moderate use of the internet is okey. Not only is it okey but it is required too, but being a net-addict in a manner that you almost have no real life, this is what I don't agree with, coz it may have a negative impact on your personality and maybe health. Thanks a lot for your valuable response.
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
2 Dec 07
Yes I think if someone spends all day in front of his pc, he could starts to be nervous. Sometimes it could happen that he doesn't care so much with real life and he doesn't go out and hang out with his friends or stay more with his family. That's what happen nowdays with internet, videogames, and things like that. Human contact is a bit lost than in the past.
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• Saudi Arabia
2 Dec 07
You're damn right my friend, with the new invetions, human contact has become so much less that we've forgotten that technology's purpose is to make people's life easier but that doesn't mean, we lose real contact with each other. Nothing my friend is like real interaction. Thanks a lot for your response.
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• United States
2 Dec 07
I totally understand what you mean, we sometimes spend more hours on the computer/internet than we really should. For me, I am very mindful about it and try not to be too detached to the real world. In addition, I also try to make use of it to keep in touch with friends and families overseas which I would not be able to do so easily in the 'real' sense.
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• Saudi Arabia
2 Dec 07
Thanks my friend for the response, no one can deny the benefits we get from online life, it is something, we all agree, that we can't live without. It is just when someone gets carried away with something, that usually comes on the expense of other important things as well. Thanx again for your response.
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@niranjans87 (1079)
• India
2 Dec 07
Well it really depends....most people are online a lot of the time and are total addicts because of the way the society is and the fact that they dont have that great social lives cos the society sees them as outcasts...so well is being social outcast the outcome of being an addict or is it the reason?
• Saudi Arabia
2 Dec 07
well I am afraid my friend, it may become the other way around one day, that people who aren't net-addicts becoming outcasts. The important thing is maintain the balance between the online life and real life. I guess a lot of people have managed to do so. Thanx 4 ur response.
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• India
3 Dec 07
LOL....ya i know that is a definite possibility...and ya maintaining a balance is truly important...
• Saudi Arabia
3 Dec 07
Thank you for showing up again, and for your follow-up comments :D
• Saudi Arabia
8 Dec 07
Hi deadraven, first sorry for the delayed response.. I know you hate me for that :( I think being so much online has positive and negative affects on our personalities... Negatives: our social life with real people -friends/family- might get affected so badly, we may not have times for those people who really care for us.. and since we don't see our online friends' impressions we might get angry or misunderstand our real friends faces' impressions.. Positives: we get to know new people who can be good friends and know more about their world, countries and folklores... thank you :)
• Saudi Arabia
8 Dec 07
Not only for that, u royal highness :D (just kidding). I agree with you, with some people the negative sides are dominant whereas with others, postive sides are dominant. It depends on the person and his cicumsatances. Thank you very much for your response.
@dianne17k (601)
• Philippines
3 Dec 07
Well, I'm online on a average of 8 hours a day. I only work 2 days a week and the rest of the days I spend at home so I basically live in front of the computer. I lose sleep chatting for hours on end. Does it change my personality? Hmmmm.... I hope not. But I if it does change me, I hope it's improving me. I still get to meet and hangout with my friends whenever they're free and I've never heard any of them say that I've changed in anyway because of my internet addiction of some sort. But what I've noticed about my choice in topics during conversations and small talk is that they're mostly internet-related. I view the internet as a vital resource of information and so I make sure it's part of my life but it doesn't become my whole life. Get it?
• Saudi Arabia
4 Dec 07
Everything affects human being sometimes positively sometimes negatively and being addicted 2 something it has some negative sides as well. The internet is a vital source of information you're right i fully agree with you but I believe overdoing it also may make a person ignore other important stuff and priorities as well or let me say it'll confine his interests within a specific world only. There are exceptions depending on the circumstances of that particular person coz as known circumstances vary. Thank you for your participation.
• India
3 Dec 07
HELLO DEADRAVEN999, In my opinion,Yes.A net addict will also have affects in his life.A net addict will suffer from anxiety,lonelyness,depression and unwanted aggression. Resently I have posted a study report here in mylot, just a day ago. Naturally these sufferings will affect personality of a person also. Instead of getting addicted, let us take Net also as another entertainment tool like cinema,TV and Radio and spend only little time. The youth should take Net as another book for increasing their academic and outside knowledge, and spend time only for that purpose. Let us remaind ourselves that Internet Technology is mainly to boost World economy and not a gaming tool.
• Saudi Arabia
3 Dec 07
Season0907, It is true what you're saying here, your reply is logical and rational, I fully support your view and fully with it. Technology is a good tool, it is to facilitate our life and to bring also joy sometimes but not a tool for damage. Again thanx 4 ur response.
@cyfernet (2797)
• India
3 Dec 07
yes it might affect the social relations, that's what i have come to know so far. but everything is not proven like before some would say that watching TV would make u socially isolated. but TV is the main source of entertainment today and people still interact outside like they have been doing from before. i think if we make ourselves habitual to the outside world then everything would be fine
• Saudi Arabia
3 Dec 07
Hi there, well you're right there were people who are addicted to TV but as you said they still interact with people outside, besides who said that excessive TV watching or excessive of doing anything else is good? it isn't at all. I fully agree with you. Thank you cyfernet for your quality answer, see you around.
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
3 Dec 07
I believe that anything can be over done. If this person is married with a family, a job, and other responsibilities, those things need to come first. As far as it changing your personality, I believe that communicating online is much different from communicating face to face. If a person has problems with communication skills, that person will not improve by typing to people online. It all depends on what all you use the internet for. There is a lot of good information on the web. I am the type of person that never likes to feel like I am wasting time. If I feel that way, then I stop what I am doing and do something different.
• Saudi Arabia
3 Dec 07
You're right, especially if it takes you away from your resposiblities. That means your priorities then are messed up. Of course we need the net either for serious stuff or amusement sometimes but overdoing it would definitely have an effect on you. Thank you for your rational and valuable response.
@ctrymuziklvr (11063)
• United States
3 Dec 07
Since I really have no life I spend the majority of my time on the internet and it doesn't get in the way of anything.
• Saudi Arabia
3 Dec 07
Hi my dear frined. I am so glad to see you here. I do agree with you, I mean as long as you have a normal life at home doing things like arranging ur home, cleaning it and as long as you cook and interact with family or friends when they are around, that would be definitely ok. Very much thank you for your valuable view and valuable presence over here. See ya..
@heecho25 (47)
• China
3 Dec 07
I think will impact the life if spent too much time on line, you will not have enough time to see your friends to enjoin the fresh air and also if make friends on line but its difficult to meet face to face, not like real life friends and talk together can have dinner together,, so spend limited time on line everyday after working we'd better share our time with famiy and real friends in life
• Saudi Arabia
3 Dec 07
You're damn right my friend. I do believe that we can't omit the internet role either as a fast and practical mean of doing work or business or as a mean of entertainment but if it conusumes you, that would deinitely have an impact on you. Thank you for your valuable response.
@hi_gourab (242)
• India
2 Dec 07
I don't think that a very much chat addicted person or Internet freak effect his/her daily life,If the person can handle himself than there is no problem in his or her daily life.
• Saudi Arabia
3 Dec 07
Well it is a matter of opinion my friend, i would have to disagree with you on that regard. It would have an effect somehow, of course there are postives sides but there are as well negative sides. Thanx my friend for your comments.
• United States
2 Dec 07
i'm an internet addict but mostly because my boyfriend lives far away so we're always talking to each other some way. if not online, then texting. it's made me miss out on a bit though, constantly being on the computer and not wanting to end the conversation get off. i don't think it's really affected me interacting with people in real life though. at least, i hope not.
• Saudi Arabia
3 Dec 07
Honestly i am using the net and sometimes heavily. I guess as long as you maintain the balance and give time for your real life, things should be ok. The thing is some people use it contiuously in a manner that they no longer have interaction with the real world and this could be a problem. Thanks a lot for your reply.
• India
2 Dec 07
i think to sme extent it might affect. because long using on internet disconnects u with the real life. it makes u belaive in the fake world. & wht u see in this web world u try 2 et in rela but u dnt get it soit has effetcs o you. i think the usage shoud be limited. thank you
• Saudi Arabia
3 Dec 07
You are absolutely right about making usage controlled. I guess it is a must we use the net either for serious stuff and sometimes also for fun I ain't against that at all but it needs to be controlled. Thanx a lot 4 ur response.