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Old 02-08-07, 01:35 PM
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Do you have an internet addiction?

Do you have an internet addiction?

I definitely do and it's dangerous, EBAY!!! I can't stop searching, biding, and buying tons of CRAP. Why do I need 12 new rings? I hardly wear rings, but I got them for 3 dollars. LOL. I need help.
Old 02-08-07, 01:40 PM
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That is an addiction to shopping and spending money, not the internet.
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For you, it seems the internet like main lining shopping instead of snorting.
Old 02-08-07, 01:59 PM
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I also had a serious Ebay addiction about 6 years ago. I was spending more on Ebay than I was making. I still shop on Ebay but nothing like I use to..My advice for anyone on Ebay...If you are going to buy alot sell also, it makes things a little easier...
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I've logged over 3000 posts on this forum in a little over a year. What do YOU think?

Actually, however, there are times when my internet use seriously impacted my life. The first few years online I frequented chat rooms, I would spend entire weekends -- I mean, taking time out only for sleep from Friday 5 PM to Monday 7 AM -- online. My ISP loved me.

Since I don't have a computer at home anymore, I'm online at work all day, but I actually work too, though sometimes that's hard.
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Someone has to keep skiblet in business.
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I will go days of being on the intenet as much as possible. Then I will go days of not even going near the computer. So I think if I average it out, I don't spend too much time online.
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A world of yes. I can't go a day without getting online. I always have to check something: email, bank accounts, bills, Fantasy TV scores, MySpace, here, etc.
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I think addiction is too strong a word. I don't have to carry around a cell phone, but that's how everyone contacts me now. It's the same with the internet. I don't have to be on the internet all the time, but everything I need for work school and entertainment is right there.

The internet has become the ultimate one-stop shop for everything. It's not an addiction, IMHO, it's just an upgrade in technology that has made our lives a lot easier.
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I used to be addicted to the internet, but now I go on it just out of boredom (which happens a lot sadly..) Over two years ago I used to go online all the time. Seriously, if I was up for 12 hours, I would be online for 11 of them. After I met my ex, I didn't get online as much. Now that me and my ex are broken up, I tend to get online more then I want to. Combine that with the fact that it's like 0 degrees outside, means that I don't have much to do besides watch TV, and surf the net every now and then.
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That's almost like asking someone if they are addicted to driving. Or wearing clothes. We* need to wear clothes, drive our cars, and get on the Internet. None are really addictions. In this day and age, they are all basic necessities.



<small>* Most of us anyway. I suppose there are many who are nudists, or live in the city and don't ever drive.</small>
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I thought I did, but my home computer died and I have been without for a few weeks. It has gone well. I'm excited to get my new one, though.
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its more of a compulsive behavior. i could go without the internet, if i HAD to, but...

since its allways on connection, and its right there, you might as well check your favorite sites. . .






like, 14 times a day.
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Originally Posted by namja
That's almost like asking someone if they are addicted to driving. Or wearing clothes. We* need to wear clothes, drive our cars, and get on the Internet. None are really addictions. In this day and age, they are all basic necessities.
No. The internet really is not a basic necessity in any way, shape, or form, unless you depend on at is means to make a living. Getting news, entertainment, etc. from the internet is in no way necessity.
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Yes I do, between forums, and online classes I pretty much live on the internet.
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No. The internet really is not a basic necessity in any way, shape, or form, unless you depend on at is means to make a living. Getting news, entertainment, etc. from the internet is in no way necessity.
Depends on how you define basic necessity. Let's say you take public transportation to work and to the grocery store. Yet you drive everyday so you can go buy a newspaper, to go watch a movie, etc. Then, by your definition, you're addicted to driving?

Unless you're a n00b to the Internet (are on it because of your fascination), I don't think being on the Internet "all the time" is considered an addiction. As lordwow mentioned above, "The internet has become the ultimate one-stop shop for everything." Before, you'd read a book, watch shows and get the news/weather from TV, go to the movies, go shopping at the mall ... now you can do all that on the Internet. You're still doing the same things; you're merely changing the way you do them.
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I've logged over 3000 posts on this forum in a little over a year. What do YOU think?
That you missed out on 6+ wonderful DVD-filled years.
Old 02-08-07, 07:35 PM
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I don't think I'm addicted. But I spend way too much time on DVD Talk. Hell, I have two browsers open... each on a different computer.
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I'm addicted to kvrdave.

I wonder what he is doing right now. Is he thinking about me?
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Originally Posted by JustinS
I'm addicted to kvrdave.

I wonder what he is doing right now. Is he thinking about me?
*moving to Sick Talk*
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Originally Posted by namja
Depends on how you define basic necessity. Let's say you take public transportation to work and to the grocery store. Yet you drive everyday so you can go buy a newspaper, to go watch a movie, etc. Then, by your definition, you're addicted to driving?

Unless you're a n00b to the Internet (are on it because of your fascination), I don't think being on the Internet "all the time" is considered an addiction. As lordwow mentioned above, "The internet has become the ultimate one-stop shop for everything." Before, you'd read a book, watch shows and get the news/weather from TV, go to the movies, go shopping at the mall ... now you can do all that on the Internet. You're still doing the same things; you're merely changing the way you do them.
Of course. That still does not make it a necessity. It has become a daily part of most of our lives, but still not a necessity. I don't recall ever offering any "definition", so, no, I am not "addicted" to driving, either. I use a car every day to get where I need to go- to my place of employment (which provides me with money I need to live), and anywhere else I go. Sure, I don't have to use a car, but walking 27 miles to and from work every day just doesn't smack of being practical to me. I could pick up a newspaper in my car...or walk 8 feet outside my front door and pick it up off my driveway. I could also turn on the tv and watch news. Point being, it isn't necessary to get news or anything from the internet. Hell, it isn't a necessity to get news, period. Clothes are also more or less a necessity, both because they keep us warm and because society isn't exactly accepting of people walking around in public buck ass naked.

I just thought it was a little silly to lump the internet with a car or clothing like you did.

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I'm addicted to playing Empty Chambers and this message board. I don't have much extra time in my life so I don't do either of them very often.
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Originally Posted by skiblet
its more of a compulsive behavior. i could go without the internet, if i HAD to, but...

since its allways on connection, and its right there, you might as well check your favorite sites. . .






like, 14 times a day.

Wait, I thought you'd be unemployed without the internet...
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Not according to the technical definition....but I am on the 'net A LOT during the day. I do research, check e-mail, post on a couple forums, etc. It is how I stay connected with a lot of friends....so yeah, not addicted, just dedicated.

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