Are you addicted to the internet?

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@rainmark (4307)
August 29, 2008 7:27am CST
I am a frequent internet user, i really worried about my online-usage, so i have search about internet addiction. Identified symptoms of the Internet Addiction disorder includes using the internet for pleasure, gratification, or relief from stress;feeling irritable and out of contril or feel depressed when not using internet,, spend lots of amounts of time and money in using internet, neglecting work,school or family obligations. I do sometimes set aside my home choirs when i am using internet specially when i am on friendster and posting discussions and comments on mylot. Sometimes, i experienced lack of sleep because surfing too much on movie downloading. I am asking you here, if you are experienced those symptoms which stated above? Are you consider yourself as internet addicts? How do you assess yourself in your online usage? Enjoy posting!
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• India
29 Aug 08
ya im also internet addict i got scold by my parents many time they say what is there that you get so badly indulge in it ..i realy thinks it is bad but without internet i cannot live for one day .and if i dont use internet for many days i dont feel good this is becaming serious nowdays but i think this happen to me because i had a brook up with my girlfriend few months ago and i try keeping myself busy but this internet has make me so much of its addict any one has the reason how to fight against this problem because this is making me mad . i also feel sleepless many time because my brain keep on thinking that i will surf this and that i will download this and many more i like surfing in my laptop ...so lets see who has got the solution cheers:-)
@rainmark (4307)
29 Aug 08
Yes, i feel the same too so i guess im internet addict :P just trying to discipline myself for my online usage atleast i can lessen it.
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@tonytt2009 (1706)
• China
30 Sep 08
Yea,I should say I'm addicted to the internet.As my job needs internet,like email,Skype,someting like that,I surf the internet all day long during my office time and all night long even at home~~for personnel usage.Without internet,I will feel somewhat upset~`lol`\~
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• Malaysia
3 Sep 08
I surf internet more than 12 hours. I also experience lack of sleep because surfing too much. I consider myself as internet addicts. I can't stand if didn't for more than 3 days.
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• United States
31 Aug 08
I do think I'm on the internet too much. I use to spend time reading, but now I seem to spend my time surfing the net. I don't think I'm an addict yet, but if I'm not careful I will be.
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• India
30 Aug 08
yea addicted to the internet...but im not worried about my online usage but about my eyesight and t rest of the thngs...i learn a lotta gud thngs & bad thngs too but we mst try2 reduce tht else wil b a big prblm
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• India
30 Aug 08
im also a frequent internet user.i think im using net for 3 or 4ys for my study ang some other fun like chatting.i also experienced lack of sleep when one day i downloaded much repipe videos from the net, and i felt vomitting when woke up same morning. so later i never tried so.
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@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
30 Aug 08
Hello there, I go online every single day. Os that a sign of addiction? There's just so many important things to do on the internet. I have blogs to read and pictures to upload. Now that I'm out of school, I don't have to check my email as much as I used to but with three different accounts, I check my mail every day as well. I think the only time I go internet-free is when I travel and don't have access to a computer. :)
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@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
30 Aug 08
Hi friend ,Yes ofcourse am addicted much to internet.But I dont neglect my duties,I finish my work and come to my pc.If we had power cut I would feel depressed and sad bcoz am not able to come online.Have a great day.Happy mylotting.
• Indonesia
30 Aug 08
Well, I am considered as an internet addict too. :D Yet, I try to reduce times I used for internet surfing, by doing more interesting activities like hang up with friends, go traveling, take nice pictures, but what I can't still make away from me are : my digital camera and my laptop with wireless modem, heheh :))
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@carl1105 (114)
• China
30 Aug 08
every day i take no less than 8 hours on net,part for work,part for entertainment,net has been the important cotent in my life .but i am not addicted,i seldom play games ,i think i am a common user.wish everyone can enjoy the it.
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@neothegod (208)
• India
30 Aug 08
i am pretty much like u when it comes to internet usage. but i try to restrict myself to use the net at specific times of the day. i use the internet more for online earnings and downloading. i also devote time to research and learn. so internet for me is fun and learning. yes i agree that i feel irritated when on some days i am not able to use the internet but i manage that somehow. the symptoms u mentioned r quite common for people using the internet on a regular basis. but i would disagree that it is an addiction, it is more like a part of a daily routine. have a gud day
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
30 Aug 08
Hello there rainmark. Yes, I must say that I am a very 'heavy internet user', ha!! I always use the net for different purposes, and currently, I'm uploading things, participating actively in mylot lately, uploading entries to my blog regularly, and on some other blog sites and social networking and in short, I'm just enjoying myself to the max. I don't think that there will be ever a way to cure internet addiction, except for total power loss or internet being cut off! That happened to me a few months back, when I had my internet connection at work being very slow, and at the same time I had some personal problems to attend to. This information might be useful and if it helps more or less to curb a bit of those internet addiction, then it is all good. Here are some resources worth reading on this topic, check it out: 1) http://search.techrepublic.com.com/search/internet+addiction.html 2) Special 'cure' methods that might work: http://ask.metafilter.com/69466/Curb-my-internet-addiction
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
30 Aug 08
Are you addicted to the internet? yessssssssssssssss.lol,,,my friend call me the internet man, all about online so i need internet for my job, i need internet to create my web, i need internet for my online transaction, i need internet for online chat with my client, and internet thank you so much, i meet my wife from online chat.lol
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• Philippines
30 Aug 08
Yes I experience that many times, but if you use internet everyday it is not addiction anymore. It is boring sometimes, like if you eat that food everyday - its like a boring stuff for many years. First time I use Internet I'm quite addicted to it, but the main reason is to play games and download software,but for now my habits changed I looked for making money online
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• Canada
30 Aug 08
IM A REALLY ACTIVE INTERNET USER!! I ALMOST USE IT 24/7 HAHAHA! im really adicted to this game called MapleStory and im on these fourms to earn money for this kind of special currency called NX cash (nexon cash)hehehe its really cool...i mean these fourms XD chatting with others and earning $! thats pretty cool! helps me and helps others! well BB (byebye) for thoes who dont know LOL ;D
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• United States
30 Aug 08
I'm usually online for about 8 hours each day. I used to consider myself an internet addict. So I know what that's like, lol. I don't really anymore because I use the computer for writing and gaining connections and stuff. I think that I've learned to become more organized and I use my time on here wisely.
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• United States
3 Oct 08
Simply put, I have an addiction to the internet. As I have told my friends and family, the internet has really changed our lives. For me it has allowed me to do my job search, it has allowed me to do my writing and a great deal of research, and it is where I have my book published. I sort of know when I have had enough, yet, I do spend more time than I should on the internet because I need to get more exercise and spend more time doing other things. I enjoy internet marketing as is does exposes my website to millions of people, I think, and this is just another form of fun that you can have on the internet. I do not play on-line games. I think this leaves it open to not getting the other things done in life. I think the internet is important, but we have to be careful not to make it our lives. Thanks for the discussion. Great topic.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
hi rainmark! yes. i am an internet addict. even before. ^__^;; i used to spend a lot of money for internet surfing when we still didn't have an internet connection at home. now that we have an internet connection at home, i get less sleep at night because i usually stay up late internet surfing. and then i tend to ignore house chores too. i get restless when i'm not using the computer at home. i sometimes ignore my hunger because i'm hooked watching a drama online or a movie. sometimes i prefer to stay at home than go out with friends. furthermore, i surf the net a lot at the office. but only when i don't have work to do. i think my addiction is still not that alarming because i am not neglecting my office work.
@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
Hi rainmark, I think I’m addicted to the internet for I usually will online and surf net after getting up. My husband saying that to surf net has become one of my daily routine. Anyway he does enjoy reading latest news online together with me. I pass most of my daily leisure time on mylot site. I enjoy reading, posting and commenting ..... on this site. Besides I would like to check, reply and forward emails daily. I like playing games, downloading songs as well. Anyway there are still lots of other fun and joy surfing net frequently. posting and have a nice day.
• United States
1 Oct 08
I use the internet a lot! There have been times I have put off doing household chores but I think I would do that whether I had the internet or not. I use the internet for a lot of things and I think if I had to go without it I would honestly go insane. We actually experienced a power outage a couple weeks ago and I didn't have my internet for almost 3 days. I don't ignore family time or let it get in the way of other things except for putting off those little chores sometimes. I am using it when I am up at night mostly but I don't sleep much anyway for other reasons. Without the internet though, I think I would go crazy! Maybe in a way, I am addicted to the internet!