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Unread Nov 3rd, 2006, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was reading through an AFP report on Yahoo! News that says Serbia is now treating people with Internet addictions. This counseling center considers anyone who is not interested in daily activities with family and friends as a potential Internet addict and looks for other signs such as spending prolonged hours online, turning to virtual friends, and isolation. I'm not sure exactly how they treat Internet addiction, but they say treatment usually lasts one year.

After reading this, I headed over to Net Addiction and took an Internet Addiction Test (IAT) that told me my Internet usage is causing occasional problems in my life. I won't take that test too seriously because my occupation requires me to be online a lot of the time. However, I will keep that in mind next time I choose surfing the web over, er, household chores. Can you blame me?

Internet addiction can be harmful for those who delve into the darker side of the web, such as online gambling, cybersex, online affairs, and online gaming. But how do you know when you or someone you love is addicted to the Internet? When is it time to pull the plug and seek treatment?
Here's a list of common symptoms to watch out for:

Symptons:

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Unread Nov 3rd, 2006, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mine said I was a moderate user.

8. How often does your job performance or productivity suffer because of the Internet? Since the internet IS my job, not really...

I used to be an addict when I had dial up...now that I have cable I see it as only a tool. It's like being addicted to mowing one's lawn...

Edit, I got 36 as well...

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Unread Nov 3rd, 2006, 06:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You are an average on-line user. You may surf the Web a bit too long at times, but you have control over your usage.

But then again, internet is MY job aswell.
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Unread Nov 3rd, 2006, 07:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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my score 28.

I think that my result is about right...
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Hey, I got 36 as well. A lot of the questions were for people who are actually addicted to the internet as a drug. I use the internet a LOT, but I don't have a psychological addiction to it.
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Unread Nov 3rd, 2006, 09:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Your Score:34

You are an average on-line user. You may surf the Web a bit too long at times, but you have control over your usage.

It's rite since usually the times im on is when im typing up papers or when im really really bored.
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Unread Nov 3rd, 2006, 09:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Score = 43

"You are an average on-line user. You may surf the Web a bit too long at times, but you have control over your usage."


I loved this question:

10. How often do you block out disturbing thoughts about your life with soothing thoughts of the Internet?
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Unread Nov 4th, 2006, 04:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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My score is = 31

" You are an average on-line user. You may surf the Web a bit too long at times, but you have control over your usage."

And it is like this...!
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what's the limit ?

thanks acuario51 !
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Yes, Danmark. You ARE an Internet addict. Ha! Actually, more like a DI addict. But that don't make you a bad ole' boy. (KISS!) You have mail!
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thanks acuario51 !
Score=30. I'm not too bad. Cats are my addiction. (meow)
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what's the limit ?

thanks acuario51 !

OMG!

The sky is the limit Henk!
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lol i got the lowest score: 20. I do use internet frequently but it's for my job. When i'm home i'm on it rarely.
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You are experiencing occasional or frequent problems because of the Internet. You should consider their full impact on your life.

omfg..gotta check my brain...

50% of the time i spend on the net takes DI i think...30% one cool forum...20% all other sh*t like news reading.....

but last 5 months i almost live without internet...job takes all my time, coz' i work in other city and i can't take internet with me
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I was reading through an AFP report on Yahoo! News that says Serbia is now treating people with Internet addictions. This counseling center considers anyone who is not interested in daily activities with family and friends as a potential Internet addict and looks for other signs such as spending prolonged hours online, turning to virtual friends, and isolation. I'm not sure exactly how they treat Internet addiction, but they say treatment usually lasts one year.

After reading this, I headed over to Net Addiction and took an Internet Addiction Test (IAT) that told me my Internet usage is causing occasional problems in my life. I won't take that test too seriously because my occupation requires me to be online a lot of the time. However, I will keep that in mind next time I choose surfing the web over, er, household chores. Can you blame me?

Internet addiction can be harmful for those who delve into the darker side of the web, such as online gambling, cybersex, online affairs, and online gaming. But how do you know when you or someone you love is addicted to the Internet? When is it time to pull the plug and seek treatment?
Here's a list of common symptoms to watch out for:

Symptons:

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what's the limit ?

thanks acuario51 !
that's weak for a guy who's on here 25/8...
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Unread Nov 5th, 2006, 03:15 AM   #18 (permalink)
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You are experiencing occasional or frequent problems because of the Internet. You should consider their full impact on your life.

I win!
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You are experiencing occasional or frequent problems because of the Internet. You should consider their full impact on your life.

I win!
* congratulations on this proud achievement enVias ! *
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Unread Nov 5th, 2006, 12:21 PM   #20 (permalink)
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My score is 34:

You are an average on-line user. You may surf the Web a bit too long at times, but you have control over your usage.

I use the internet a lot, but I only see it as a tool.
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