What would you do if you were addicted to the Internet?

Malaysia
March 1, 2007 5:43am CST
Yup, that's the question. I've been online for too many hours a day until my mom decided to limit my time to only around 3 hours a day! I mean, I can't really do much in 3 hours. There's so much to do online, like, checking all my e-mails and deleting them so they won't be overloaded, blogging, posting in myLot, and lots of other fun stuff! Yeah, I know that I shouldn't centre my whole life around the Internet. But, it's really fun to be online. What do you think, huh?
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47 responses
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I would be lost with out my internet. I find that sometimes when I gone that is all I think about is getting back home to get on the net. I love it.
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
Oh, at least I don't pine so much for the Internet when I'm out. Nice piggy!
• United States
2 Mar 07
Is there a life other than the internet? Just because I spend about 23 hr a day on it does not mean I am addicted, right? HAR HAR HAR.
• United States
2 Mar 07
Is there a life other than the internet? Just because I spend about 23 hr a day on it does not mean I am addicted, right? HAR HAR HAR.
@bluewings (3857)
1 Mar 07
Agreed!!lol As for the solution,if I am addicted to internet and want to move away ,then I'd have to fall in love offline,lol.It's best if it's with a girl who hates net.That could very well keep me away from internet forever,lol.However,what I am not accounting for is that 'love' could then become the centre of my life and end up being a bigger problem than the net,lol.Befriending the tigress to get away from the wolf :-P
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
Haha! So you're planning to look for your soulmate online, I'm guessing? Good luck if you wannt to find one who hates computers!
@bluewings (3857)
2 Mar 07
LOL Oh no,I much prefer being addicted to net.It's not harming me yet.'If' ever I have to get over that addiction then I'll think...lol
@stibigirl (291)
• United States
3 Mar 07
There are so many fun things to do online, not just posting here in mylot, which I am happy to say is in my top 10 sites, but it is probably the 8th or 9th that I visit each day. I run a small online business that sells stickers, I work with a couple of others and the internet is essential for marketing, research, and ordering product to sell. Yes the internet is addicting, all the music, videos, and networking sites available make it so interesting....I just have to be online.
• Malaysia
3 Mar 07
Yup, you're right. There're endless of things to do on the Internet. Wow, you've got your own online business, that's good.
@catcai (1057)
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
Hmm. i think i am addicted to the internet myself, since i have no work now and im just staying at home, thats why im looking for means of earning while im staying at home and unemployed- but i was once an online game addict- i spent like 8 hrs just playing the game- and whats worse was that i was just renting out computers at the time! so i really spend a lot of money just to go online. what stopped me from this addiction was when i saw all my used top up cards used for my online gaming- when i saw how much it all cost me- i was like... I could buy a TV with this much money! i suddenly realized it was a very expensive lifestyle for me and i dont get to earn anything in return- so even if it was a little late- i just forced myself to stop playing for a while, and it did save me a lot. Now that i have my own internet connection at home- i still play a little but my priority now is how to earn money from the internet. Hence- here i am! =)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 07
I have no work now too, that's why I'm free and not sure what else to do. That's why I'm on the Internet and trying to earn some money. But my mom thinks I'm wasting time on the Internet chatting with friends, which I rarely do. I'm mostly blogging and in myLot and that takes up a lot of my time. Yeah, playing games is kind of expensive. Anyway, thanks for the response.
• India
2 Mar 07
yaa,we all eat for our life so it doesnt mean that we addicted to eat..thats all i think like this it is not adictable thing but obviously there should be 'some' limit,but again for every thing there should be some limit so dont worry..do that what ur brain tells u.if u think this is adictable then think on that and if u think it is not soooo serious that u r think then enjoy it....thats alll .I THINK LIKE THIS...UUUUU??????
• Malaysia
3 Mar 07
But we eat to live. Well, I'm not that desperate though. I can live without the Internet but certainly not without food. Food is life! Haha!
• India
2 Mar 07
I know it's fun but there should be a limit to everything that you do. Your mom is right in limiting your time to 3 hours. Try to do the best you can in 3 hours and then try spending time in your other activities which give you as much pleasure as internet.
• Malaysia
3 Mar 07
Yes, you are absolutely right that there should be a limit for everything and Internet is one important thing. I'll try to do as much as I can in those hours. Thanks.
• India
2 Mar 07
Hiiii,,,Yaaah what you tell is true...normally this is a habit for a lot software engineers;-) Normally I spend my whole day in internet surfing and working together...normally what is needed to clarify our doubts is got in internet.so surfing and working is like part and parcel...not only that,now even attending to the discussions is also my hobby...I like to keep chit chatting with all.... I bielive untill unless my work is not affected it doens't matter:-)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 07
I don't think only software engineers are addicted to the net. Lots of other people with other kinds of professions can easily be addicted! Haha! Yeah, the Internet should not affect our work or anything else that should be our priority.
• Pakistan
2 Mar 07
i totally agree with u. 3 hours oh thats very limited time indeed ask her to extend it
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
Oh no, I doubt she'll extend it. No, she won't.
@clemie7 (73)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
everyone in the world is addicted to the internet... just don't let it get in the way of your friends.. and don't go crazy and get cabin fever from being indoors all the time :P
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
Yeah, you could say so that everyone is indeed addicted to the net.
• United States
2 Mar 07
To some people the internet IS their job or part of it. I wouldnt count them in addiction. Heck though I'm addicted to the net. To mylot, livejournal, amazon, myspace, etc. I cant get enough of it and spend several hours a day on it. I LOVE IT! 3hrs is nothing. If you post in a row 25 comments it will take at least 3hrs and thats if you do NOTHING else! So yeah! :)
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
I wished that the Internet really is part of my job, then I'd have an excuse to use it as long as I want! Wouldn't everyone's wish be like that too???
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
Three hours a day, my goodness I would be suffering withdrawls. I am getting addicted to Mylot, I spend far too much time here. I even have a sore neck. Honest.lol I love my puter !!!
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
Haha! Ya, that's why. 3 hours a day is simply not enough! There's too much to do!
• Singapore
2 Mar 07
Plan your activities online before you actually start doing them. The computer and the internet provides lots of distractions that will deviate you away from the work that you should be focusing on. So you should plan and then stick closely to it. Yoong Kheong http://www.wecaretuition.com http://attainfinancialfreedom.blogspot.com
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
Well, usually I do plan what I want to do when I'm online. But, the Internet has its own way of luring me away from doing what I want. Okay, so I should not blame the Internt but myself right? For being allowed to get lured away!
@oarnamav (2708)
• India
2 Mar 07
This is like dealing your disease with acupuncture therapy. I mean for sacrifising one hobby or an addiction as you called it, you have to go for something equally intresting. Then only you can find some success in coming out of it. So as you are addicted on to the "internet", You either have to go on to some vacation or a pleasent tour, a place which would be equally intresting so as to forget the previous intrest, provided you should not have any access to computer or any kind of internet facility over to your tourist place. If possible even forget your mobile too. Just keep a trace about your place and some reference phone number to contact your friends in emergencies, that's all. If you can manage this for a month or two you can sure come out of this internet business.
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
Yup, sometimes, I'll just take a break and go out for a movie or bowling with my friends. Thanks for the response.
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I am totally addicted!! I am constantly getting on to check my e-mails, myLot and Ebay!! I can't help it..
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
Haha! Yeah, I love myLot and eBay too.
@LiminaL (164)
• Italy
1 Mar 07
If I had that "problem"..I would spend sometime reasoning about adictions in general. I personally don't like that at all and I have some kind of inner "protection"against them. I give you some of the reason : they reduce other possibility and potenciality you might develop, they cause routine a lot, they reduce experimentation and differenciation of experience....Anyway, to be addicted to the internet is a good addiction if compared to other...Is an active thing, inventive, invulving, varied...A kind of microcusmus. Anyway, is still an addiction. just, try to be more selective in what you do on the internet
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
Well, you do try to make this addiction sound nice, you do! Haha! But, I think it's kind of serious and those addicted really do have to try to overcome it.
@jbright (20)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I am not sure that using the internet a lot is as big of a problem as everyone thinks. I too am 'addicted' if you want to call it that... meaning it would be extremely difficult to stop using it. But, is it really an addiction? Are you addicted to air conditioning? It isn't a necessity. But, just about anyone would tell you they wouldn't give it up. Is that bad? No. The internet has a lot of valuable and rewarding information. On sites like this we can improve our social skills and knowledge of life and our world. I think the people who call us addicts and play it up to be a bad thing just don't understand the big picture.
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
Hmm, I don't think we can compare the Internet with the air conditioner. Because at we can do various things with the air-cond on. Yes, we can improve on our knowledge of life and the world but I don't think it can improve our social skills. Meeting real people can really improve our social skills.
• Bulgaria
1 Mar 07
Go sport something, its really not so good to stay infront of that pc so much. Go to cafe with friends, its better talk in eye contact than here, but hey... don't forget us too :p
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
I know it's not good but at times I can't help it. And yeah, I like being with friends, I mean friends whom I speak to and I can see them in person too. Haha! Of course I won't forget you guys here. All of you are the best!
@rnc505 (73)
• United States
1 Mar 07
litteryally you describes my feelings. There is just way too much too do and since i'm on the smarter side when it comes to numbers I've acually figured out time slots on how much time i need and how much i'm made to use and it only makes it worse!!!1
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
Wow, at least you time your time online. I time myself too but most of the time, I don't bother. Haha!
• India
1 Mar 07
im totaly adicted to internet...my mom came to know abt this and she use scold me every day if on the system...she took of the net conection now in home...wen net was there in home i use be online 24 hours..im very much crazy about chating...i like very much to b in online every time..
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
I don't even chat online and yet I'm always online! Haha!
@alexcec (35)
• India
1 Mar 07
i also love to be online now a days i am not havin exams & spending lots of time but im not rich enough to afford the bill!!
• Malaysia
2 Mar 07
Well, make sure you study when it's exam time then. Don't spend too much time on the Internet!