internet addiction

@dolcias (302)
Egypt
April 30, 2009 2:52pm CST
did you ever each the level where you felt you could be an internet addict? how many hours in average do you spend on the internet daily? when did you first use it and why did you first use it then? what do you do most on the internet? did the internet affect your life negaively(your sleep hours,your eating habbits,your physical activities,your sociality and relationship with people around you,your grades in school,your work...etc) how did you get over an internet addiction?
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22 responses
• Indonesia
1 May 09
yes I'm addicted to internet... I spent 12 hours per day in front of computer, which mainly I spent using internet, I use my internet for playing, earning, learning, and even experimenting. in this days what internet can't do ? at first it really affect me much on my college days, but when I finally hit my real life, real job, it had have different effect, it help me by much, every minute I spent in front of my computer is expanding my knowledge, but I never neglected to sometimes give myself a day off, I hang around with real people too, it give me a good slap of reality.
@dolcias (302)
• Egypt
1 May 09
how exactly did you affect you in college?
• India
1 May 09
well I am not an internet addict as yet! All this time the office was the only place I had net so it was about 8hrs daily but now from today I have got net at home so I'm just keeping my fingers crossed...I dont want to become a net addict but mylot is an addiction alright. So from now on I can access mylot at home too, so in all probability I am in danger of becoming a net addict Let's see if I do become one, my son's my greatest rival for the computer but if I do become an addict,I'll ask for tips here on how to get over!
• Indonesia
1 May 09
pfttt, 5000++ post and not internet addict ? I don't believe you !!(joke) but really... don't try to resists it.... become addict like the rest of us (evil smile), it's a wonderful world over here (giggles).
@John4Christ (1598)
• India
1 May 09
Oh yes internet addiction can be so bad......I had got so hooked to it in between that I used to sleep like in the wee hours of night......but then that was just temporary as I had my vacations going on......but the hangover was there for few days but it gradually subsided.....as after coming from my college I used to get so tired that I was not able to use the internet even though I wished to........well I think you should divert your mind to somethings like sports,reading books and some other things......because internet is such a thing the more you explore the more you get addicted to it.....specially if you are looking to make money online......you will just go crazy looking out for that perfect site........
• United States
1 May 09
I was addicted to the Internet awhile back. The real problem was that I was really depressed and the Internet was an easy escape. I spent hours each day, would let it mess up my sleep schedule, would eat at odd times, and had very little social interaction. I also stopped going to work and school...however this was mostly due to the depression. I ended up meeting my best friend online and he talked me through a lot of it. We met in real life, fell in love, and now have been married almost four years. I do spend a lot of time online during the week...but this is because i do a lot of work on the Internet. I am on there about six hours a day, on and off (we have a 2 1/2 year old son that interrupts a lot)...I don't normally get on much during the weekend while we do family stuff.
• Philippines
1 May 09
I've been also an internet addict when i was in my high school days. Im much sink into chatting, i couldn't think clearly because all i wanna do was chatting. After school, i went at the cafe and rent for almost 5 hours. I always wanted spending my time in front of the computer to the extent that i couldn't eat my lunch and snacks. I used to get into using the net gor the reason that we need it to search information for homeworks, projects and activities. But my parents noticed something wrong in me and found out that i'm not the original person anymore. Eventually, they helped me get out of my mess. The disadvantage of using the net make the people forget the traditional ways especially our culture. I has made everything comfortable yet it destroys the sense of diligence in our attitude.
@balthier (16)
• Malaysia
1 May 09
Oh man, I don't even want to think about how many hours I spend on the internet. I first started using it for MSN and.... I don't want to say this... Neopets. Hey I was like 12 at the time (19 now). I've always been sort of an introvert, so while this 'internet addiction' may or may not contribute to me being anti social, it sure doesn't help much.
@tzaddi (395)
• Philippines
1 May 09
i'm addicted to internet now because it's still my school vacation and i've got nothing else to do and i really love surfing the net. and when i learn that you can earn money online, i tried it and now it takes me many hours in front of the PC. probably 7-8 hours. just mylotting and other online sites. it makes me sleep a bit late at night. and nothing changed with my eating habits. i'll reduce my PC time when i resume schooling again. happy earning!
• Finland
1 May 09
Yes, i'm a internet addict, i started using the internet to play games online around 6 years ago. And nowadays i play around 7 or more hours per day and can't seem to stop. .
@rakesh284 (1473)
• India
1 May 09
Yes it has started addicting me. I can say that I am internet addicted now. After losing my job I was never in a mood to find any job after getting few bad offers. Then i planned to study MCA so appeared MCA entrance and still waiting for the admission procedure. Even planning to appear MCP exams this month or next month. But during this period I was totally addicted to internet and again started to earn some money online but never got a good flow to earn enough. Got to know more about scam sites initially but even got paid from few sites it was really good moment. It has affected in some way to my life because I am not going out too much.
• Philippines
1 May 09
An internet addict surfs the net all day. I think I'm not one, I only sit in front of my computer for 4-6 hours due to work, and posting here. I also check email and other sites to see if I have new messages. I also check if if something new I can download. I still have my life, though it's kinda boring. If you suffer from internet addiction, try to decrease your dose little by little and try to do something that isn't related to the internet. There are lots of hobbies you can engage yourself into. And it is a bigger problem if your computer breaks down ahaha!
• Philippines
1 May 09
For me internet and my laptop they are my brother almost in my everyday life, im a certified internet addict i spend my 24 hours just sitti'n in my table surfing,chatting, browsing and downloading everything that i need and the last my laptop and internet is my tools to my business succes thats all...
@4u2enjoy (301)
• Malaysia
1 May 09
i'm an internet addict and proud to be one. lately 3-4 hours and started using it for about 7 years ago. usually facebook,mylot and any website that has the same activities. yeah it affect in many ways, but i'm still living so nothing about the internet could affect me negatively. i'm not yet over the internet ;) still going on and hope of making some extra cash ;)
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
1 May 09
WEll, I have to admitt, I am an internet addict, but I wasn't before, it happened the first day my internet connection was established, which was a huge obstacle since I used to access the Internet with card-net, and that used to drain the hours quickly and finish before I knew it, but now since I have an unlimited supply of ineternet hours, I am becoming more and more of an addict everyday, although, there are many webistes that are interesting, I only spend time surfing untill something comes up, and I can always seem to say "no" to the internet, the internet is affecting my studies in a way, but I mostly realize what is happening after feeling the guilt of not studying for an assingment or anything of that matterand let go, Happy-MYlotting
@meisters (24)
• Indonesia
1 May 09
Well... I know internet where am i still at senior high school ( 8 years ago) but I'm active at internet (internet addiction) 4 years ago; you know browsing find music, video clip, xxx pics and videos also playing game online such ragnarok online (online RPG) at internet cafe then 2 years later I'm subcribe to internet connection for home installation. The first month my subcribe I learn make money from internet. Couple a month I success make money online for local people only then I'm gonaa expand my internet business to international but until now I can't still make money from internet. I'm still newbie for international market. My internet addiction is not effect to my life; I still eat and sleep properly, play basketball and soccer with my friend, hang out with family or friend, go to movie, etc. I'm online around 3-5 hours a day.
@fergus (818)
• Ireland
1 May 09
Hi i spend most of my time on the internet i neverly got sacked one day for being late into work. But that won,t stop me using the internet i love it. I belive i am a addict but hey at lease i stoped drinking i like to keep up to date with things and i feeel if i stay away from the internet i will be missing something.
@Porcospino (21079)
• Denmark
1 May 09
There was a time where I thought that I was getting addicted to the internet, because I used to spend so many hours online. When I got my own internet connection I was kind of worried that it would get out of hand and that I would spend every waking hour online, but it didn't happen. Actually the opposite thing happened. I suddenly had the chance to go online whenever I wanted to instead of arguing with family member of my boyfriend, and I wouldn't say that I lost interest in the internet, because I still spend many hours online, but I spend less time than I used to. I think it is a kind of psychological thing, because in the old days when I had the computer I used to think "I want to do this and this and this (and this)" , but now I think: "I can visit those sites later if I want" and the result is that I spend less time online.
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
1 May 09
My average time on internet in the month of April is almost 5 hours a day. which is the highest for me till now. I don't think I will be that active this month as I am planning to move out from my hometown which will mean that I will have absolutely no access to internet. But till now I can say that I am an internet maniac. It is sad that I couldn't make enough money from internet so that I can use it as one of my job but still I enjoy working here.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
30 Apr 09
i don't consider myself as an internet addict because i'm not really addicted to the internet... i can still control what i am doing and i won't lose my track of the time just because of the internet... i try to discipline myself and manage my time properly here... the keyword is self-control... when you can control yourself and know what you are doing, then you won't be addicted to the internet... take care and have a nice day...
@fwangaa (3058)
• China
30 Apr 09
i am now an internet addic. so i must let me play computer less time. and read some books in other time. i must do a better on . because i don't want to do a bad one. i will log in mylot first. i don't go to other site recently. i sometimes open UC to listen some lecture. thanks.
• Canada
30 Apr 09
Well.. it seems that many people use the internet each and everyday and it is no surpise that many people are addicts.. including me. It definitely affects my sleep hours and makes me miserable when I wake up feeling very tired. And to this day I am still surfing the web. =]