do you think that the internet is addicting?

@jhl930 (3605)
United States
September 3, 2008 9:43pm CST
i have heard this from a lot of places that the internet is addicting and al ot of times when i don't have a lot of money or i just don't feel like going out i will go online and find something to do and i know a lot of people that also do this and i don't know if thats considered addicting or not...and i was just wondering what your honest opinion was on this, do you think that the internet is addicting and do you think that you are addicted to it and if so what do you think should be done? thanks for taking the time out of your day to read and review my discussion and i hope that you will answer, i hope that you had a great day today and i hope that your night is going to be a great night as well, once again thanks for taking the time!
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
I don't think the internet itself if addictive. I think it is what we are doing on the internet that is addicting. When I first signed on as member with mylot I was addicted to it. I was posting at least 8 hours a day. I wasn't working offline so I had all day to post and I did. Then I would get off of the computer and make supper and do my daily chores and then I would spend another two hours reading emails. Now that I am working agian, offline, I don't have the time to be on the internet like I did before. So now I am only on the internet for about a total of 3 hours a day and most of that time is in mylot. I will spend about two hours mylotting and an hour reading my emails and sometimes another half hour doing a survey or two, when I have some in my email to do. Then on the weekends I do more mylotting to make up some of the time. So far this morning I have been in mylot for about 2 hours and I will probably be here for another two hours, even though it is Friday today. I have the day off of work so I have today and Saturday and Sunday to be here and I will be here lots as I am addicted to mylot still and will try to make as much money as I can this weekend. I didn't make it to payout last month, December, because I had company from out of town and couldn't be here much so I want to reach $20 for January to make it up. I am now at $7.21 so I have a pretty good start. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day, Chris
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
6 Sep 08
I think that it is addicting to me as the Internet is always my first choice when I stay home whenever. I find that it is boring without the Internet. I am very happy to be living at an IT era that I can learn so much from the Internet and get to make so many friends and get to know as much information as I would like to. I am addicted to the Internet. Good day, jhl.
• United States
4 Sep 08
Yes I think it can be addicting. Especially if you have a business online or are participating in an Ebay bid or something like that. Before I started my business, I went on the Internet periodically, check email, check in with friends, bank, mapquest, etc. NOW, oh my, I try so hard to spend time off the computer but in between activities I'll say to the family "let mommy just check her email to see if there is something important" or "let mommy check her site to see how many people have stopped by today". I can be quick but at night when the kids are in bed I'm back on. Oh, and you have a great night too!