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Old 05-09-2012, 10:11 AM
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Who here has experienced any withdrawal symptoms when away from their internet for any extended period of time?

It doesn't have to be, like, curled up in the fetal position on the floor rocking back and forth, or anything as extreme as that. But I'm sure some of you, perhaps many of you (myself included) have experienced at least mild withdrawal symptoms when cut off from the internet.
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None, just read a book or something, the internet isn't everything.
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I'm usually happier and more excited about being alive. To me, it's more like internet is equivalent life-withdrawls; at least when I'm abusing it.
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I'm on the net a lot when at home but when I'm out and I try to care about anything online?

It's almost impossible to want any net shit.
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I'm not talking about going through w/d's every waking hour of the day...

I mean when, for instance, your computer/internet breaks down.

I spend the vast majority of my time away from the computer, but when I need it to work, I expect it to be there. If I can't access it when I need it, then I get mild w/d's.
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oh fuck off

internet withdrawals? fuckin christ.
Says someone with nearly double the number of posts per day that I have...

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^^Posts per day means nothing.
It is, at the very least, a rough indicator that you spend more time on Zoklet than I do, and hence are in no position to criticize someone for thinking they might experience internet withdrawals.
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I quite literally ball up into the fetal position on the floor and rock back and forth. I get extremely agitated, and have been known to bite.
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All of this 'technological withdrawals' BS is none-sense. I guess if you're used to using GPS and then one day it's too cloudy and your GPS isn't working you are having GPS withdrawals? You're used to going on Facebook once a day but then Facebook is down for few hours when you usually use it, and suddenly you are thrust into Facebook withdrawals?

So if someone told you they get Facebook withdrawals, you would take them seriously? Personally, I'd think it was pretty pathetic, and I'd probably laugh. That is on-par with this thread and what you are saying, and that's why no one is taking you seriously or telling you to go fuck off and read a book.
If someone told me they were having Facebook withdrawals, I would take it very seriously.
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Originally Posted by INTERNET ADDICTION: THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW CLINICAL DISORDER, 1996
While these limitations are significant, this exploratory study provides a workable framework for further exploration of addictive Internet use. Individuals were able to meet a set of diagnostic criteria that show signs of impulse-control difficulty similar to symptoms of pathological gambling. In the majority of cases, Dependents reported that their Internet use directly caused moderate to severe problems in their real lives due to their inability to moderate and control use. Their unsuccessful attempts to gain control may be paralleled to alcoholics who are unable to regulate or stop their excessive drinking despite relationship or occupational problems caused by drinking; or compared to compulsive gamblers who are unable to stop betting despite their excessive financial debts.
Here's just one example of a study looking at the concept of Internet addiction, and this is years before Facebook.

I wouldn't be surprised if social networking sites are all the more addictive.
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Also:

"Twitter is harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol, study finds".

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...-alcohol-study

Tweeting or checking emails may be harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol, according to researchers who tried to measure how well people could resist their desires.

They even claim that while sleep and sex may be stronger urges, people are more likely to give in to longings or cravings to use social and other media.

A team headed by Wilhelm Hofmann of Chicago University's Booth Business School say their experiment, using BlackBerrys, to gauge the willpower of 205 people aged between 18 and 85 in and around the German city of Würtzburg is the first to monitor such responses "in the wild" outside a laboratory.

The results will soon be published in the journal Psychological Science.

The participants were signalled seven times a day over 14 hours for seven consecutive days so they could message back whether they were experiencing a desire at that moment or had experienced one within the last 30 minutes, what type it was, the strength (up to irresistible), whether it conflicted with other desires and whether they resisted or went along with it. There were 10,558 responses and 7,827 "desire episodes" reported.

"Modern life is a welter of assorted desires marked by frequent conflict and resistance, the latter with uneven success," said Hofmann. Sleep and leisure were the most problematic desires, suggesting "pervasive tension between natural inclinations to rest and relax and the multitude of work and other obligations".

The researchers found that as the day wore on, willpower became lower. Their paper says highest "self-control failure rates" were recorded with media. "Resisting the desire to work was likewise prone to fail. In contrast, people were relatively successful at resisting sports inclinations, sexual urges, and spending impulses, which seems surprising given the salience in modern culture of disastrous failures to control sexual impulses and urges to spend money."

The academics, who included one each from Florida State University and Minnesota University, said the subjective reporting of desire was relatively low for tobacco, alcohol and coffee, apparently challenging "the stereotype of addiction as driven by irresistibly strong desires".

They added: "Resisting the desire to work when it conflicts with other goals such as socialising or leisure activities may be difficult because work can define people's identities, dictate many aspects of daily life, and invoke penalties if important duties are shirked."

Hofmann told the Guardian: "Desires for media may be comparatively harder to resist because of their high availability and also because it feels like it does not 'cost much' to engage in these activities, even though one wants to resist.

"With cigarettes and alcohol there are more costs – long-term as well as monetary – and the opportunity may not always be the right one. So, even though giving in to media desires is certainly less consequential, the frequent use may still 'steal' a lot of people's time.".

Hofmann added: "We made clear to participants that answering the BlackBerrys did not count. Also people really did not feel a desire to use them – they only beeped once in a while and, if anything, that was more annoying than pleasing, I guess. And there was nothing else they could use the devices for."

Würtzburg had been the testing ground because he had worked there as an assistant professor until recently.
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Nope. I can quit whenever I want to.
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Nope. I can quit whenever I want to.
I can't. I am completely addicted to the internet. The worst thing is that most people use it just fine, can surf for a couple of hours and then go do something else. That sort of seeps into my thinking, like oh i'll just watch this one movie or play a couple levels of this game. Or just wake up and check out forums or twitter.

But it hardly ever is like that, the amount of times i've logged on just to check something quick and then still been there 8 or 10 or 12 hours later is ridiculous. I know that logically it's impossible to read every article and blogpost or watch every video on the internet, but I sure do try when i'm in that weird 3am state going "I should probably go to bed, but eh one more video isn't going to kill me, and it's not like I have to get up tomorrow"

It's a pain in the dick. I also get weird things like I will get a headache after I eventually turn off the computer and go to bed, not during. It's like it soothes my twisted brain. And good lord does the real world seem grey and dull after buzzing with reading stuff on the internet for hours and hours.
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^ Fuck, that's EXACTLY what it's like for me sometimes.
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I can't. I am completely addicted to the internet. The worst thing is that most people use it just fine, can surf for a couple of hours and then go do something else. That sort of seeps into my thinking, like oh i'll just watch this one movie or play a couple levels of this game. Or just wake up and check out forums or twitter.

But it hardly ever is like that, the amount of times i've logged on just to check something quick and then still been there 8 or 10 or 12 hours later is ridiculous. I know that logically it's impossible to read every article and blogpost or watch every video on the internet, but I sure do try when i'm in that weird 3am state going "I should probably go to bed, but eh one more video isn't going to kill me, and it's not like I have to get up tomorrow"

It's a pain in the dick. I also get weird things like I will get a headache after I eventually turn off the computer and go to bed, not during. It's like it soothes my twisted brain. And good lord does the real world seem grey and dull after buzzing with reading stuff on the internet for hours and hours.
Well ... actually I'm experiencing all the things you described here ..... and amdoing exactly as you do ...

But as a qualified medical practitioner, I assure you these are not the symptoms of internet addiction.

THESE ARE FREE WILLS IN ACTION !!!!

Just keep reciting these words whenever you thing you have internet addiction till you feel better :

'' I do this because I want to, not because I HAVE to, I can quit whenever I want, but I dont want to quit ''

And do not confuse things you want to do with things you cant stop yourself from doing.

Theres no suck thing as addiction.
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Addiction does exist. Ask any heroin addict or Benzo addict or anti-depressant addict if addiction exists and they will tell you. Physical withdrawals and physical addiction are real.

But everything else you said is spot-on. It's called free-fucking-will. People who want to say they are 'addicted' to the internet or any other piece of technology are pathetic human beings. You are not 'addicted'. You simply choose to use the internet enough to the point where it negatively affects your life. You're never going to get anywhere in life if you cop-out and say you are 'addicted' to all of the things you can't bring yourself to stop doing. That's not called addiction, that's called being a fucking pussy.

All of the 'studies' and none-sense OP linked to are just bullshit. Just because you read it online, hell just because you read it in a book, doesn't mean it's true. Just because someone wants to make money off of you by putting you through their special 'therapy' or giving you prescription medication does not mean you are an addict. But go ahead, OP, go spend hundreds or thousands of dollars (assuming you don't have medical insurance) to go see a psychiatrist about your 'internet addiction'. He will probably diagnose you with several other bullshit conditions so he can make money off of prescribing you medication and keep you coming back. Psychiatrists just love people who don't know any better.
You are incredibly ignorant.
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Go suck a dick.
Just an obligatory FYI: I seldom resort to such brief sweeping insults in any kind of reasonable debate. But when a person makes so many errors in judgment in one single post, I tend to feel like it's probably not worth my time addressing them.

But being the fair, scholarly-minded person that I am. I will give you the option to request an explanation.

Otherwise, we can play the "go suck a dick" game all night.

(Except that this is one of the more serious forums... or at least is intended to be. So maybe we shouldn't).
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Debate with benny vader instead.
Where should I start? With his "there is no suck thing as addiction"?

His spelling and punctuation are frightening.

In any case, it was you that actually said that there is addiction, but only certain kinds.

It's your position that I find more problematic.

You say that the internet junkie "simply chooses" to indulge his addiction.

On what neurobiological basis are you claiming that a drug addiction is so drastically different from a behavioural addiction?
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I've been online since 2001 (every day when I can), but I can still go weeks (and sometimes months) without it, and feel no need to get back on at all. I couldn't stop forever though, but that's probably pushing the label of addiction.
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I'm talking about drugs that are physically addicting. Opiates for example, are physically addicting. It is a physical addiction, it gives you a physical withdrawal syndrome. As do other drugs like Benzos and anti-depressants. You should already know this.

Anything that isn't physically addictive, in my opinion, does not classify as a real addiction. Unless something is physically stopping you or refraining you from quitting what you are doing, you have absolutely no one to blame for your actions but yourself. Even in that case, it takes time to develop a physical addiction, and to let yourself fall into that scenario is your choice.

Addiction is a cop-out. Every choice you make is your own. Spending hours online is your decision, you're not doing it because you are 'addicted to the internet'. You are not having 'withdrawals'.
What I want to know is how you draw the distinction between a physical addiction and a psychological addiction.

Not all neuroscientists agree that there is such a distinction.

Afterall, regardless of the presence of exogenous chemicals in the system, the brain undergoes physical changes when forming a habit.

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Anyway, I am not debating this further. I am not going to reply to this thread again tonight.
Speaking of cop-outs...
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In theory addiction is nothing but a theory.

It has been argued that drugs are not directly addictive, but that the person who consumes the drug is just more susceptible, and therefore more likely to fall into an addiction pattern.

It can also be argued that people who are "addicted" to something simply doesn't want to quit, even though they claim the opposite.

More on topic though. Yes i do believe that a brain which have had the same patterns and stimulation over extended peroids of time, will suffer if there was suddenly an absence of the stimulation in question (internet).
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I'm talking about drugs that are physically addicting. Opiates for example, are physically addicting. It is a physical addiction, it gives you a physical withdrawal syndrome. As do other drugs like Benzos and anti-depressants. You should already know this.

Anything that isn't physically addictive, in my opinion, does not classify as a real addiction. Unless something is physically stopping you or refraining you from quitting what you are doing, you have absolutely no one to blame for your actions but yourself. Even in that case, it takes time to develop a physical addiction, and to let yourself fall into that scenario is your choice.

Addiction is a cop-out. Every choice you make is your own. Spending hours online is your decision, you're not doing it because you are 'addicted to the internet'. You are not having 'withdrawals'.

Anyway, I am not debating this further. I am not going to reply to this thread again tonight.
Psychological addiction is definitely a real thing. Smokers have both physical and psychological addictions. When they drink coffee or booze, they want the comfort factor of having a cigarette in their hand too. After they have sex they want to chill out with a cigarette.

Everyone has these kind of addictions, these reward pathways that they crave. The internet satisfies a need to be consuming information or conversing with people and it's way more accessible and easier than going to the library or finding actual people to talk to. And the kind of deviant minds like us Totse refugees find little in common with normal people anyway. Their eyes glaze over when we talk about shit we're really interested in.
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What I want to know is how you draw the distinction between a physical addiction and a psychological addiction.
Are u 12 ???? Are you atttending special school of anykiind ????

Its quiet obvious sint it ???? If your curled up in the corner of your room and shivering and shaking from the effects of withdrawal ie : acting physically during the withdrawal period then clearly its physical addiction ....

But if you just feels bad and empty and demotivated and living a pointless life during the withdrawal period .... well .... their addiction of a psychological one.

And if you stop ardent church goers, god fearing and good people from going to churches and when they feel extremely guilty, sinful and shameful for not having done their religious ritual and obligation to god for an extended period of time .....

then clearly and rightfully you can say these people are HAVING SPIRITUAL ADDICTION.

If there is such a thing as ''addiction'' ...... which I doubt .... then there must be addiction of everykind. Many many kind.

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Not all neuroscientists agree that there is such a distinction.
And not all of them disagreed outrightly.

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Afterall, regardless of the presence of exogenous chemicals in the system, the brain undergoes physical changes when forming a habit.
If what the retarded you and your retarded statement are true then the reverse must also be true .....

that we can study and observe the PHYSICAL structure of a person's brain to determine its habit.

That a neuro-doctor can just look at your brain and say that your a habitual liar, an internet troll, a pervert ..... a thief that enjoys stealing office supplies ..... etc etc.

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People who blame addiction are simply people who don't have the self-motivation or inspiration or discipline to be who they want to be, and don't have the cajoles to admit it to themselves.
Same with physical drug addiction too then.

Prove me wrong.





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Fuck you. I am right and anyone who disagrees with me is wrong.
Thank you for admitting that you reason at a lower level. It helps those of us around here who are serious about knowledge and understanding weed out the dumber posters so that we don't waste valuable time engaging them in debate.
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Are u 12 ???? Are you atttending special school of anykiind ????

Its quiet obvious sint it ???? If your curled up in the corner of your room and shivering and shaking from the effects of withdrawal ie : acting physically during the withdrawal period then clearly its physical addiction ....

But if you just feels bad and empty and demotivated and living a pointless life during the withdrawal period .... well .... their addiction of a psychological one.

And if you stop ardent church goers, god fearing and good people from going to churches and when they feel extremely guilty, sinful and shameful for not having done their religious ritual and obligation to god for an extended period of time .....

then clearly and rightfully you can say these people are HAVING SPIRITUAL ADDICTION.

If there is such a thing as ''addiction'' ...... which I doubt .... then there must be addiction of everykind. Many many kind.

And not all of them disagreed outrightly.

If what the retarded you and your retarded statement are true then the reverse must also be true .....

that we can study and observe the PHYSICAL structure of a person's brain to determine its habit.

That a neuro-doctor can just look at your brain and say that your a habitual liar, an internet troll, a pervert ..... a thief that enjoys stealing office supplies ..... etc etc.

No ... just go sucj a dicj.
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No, you're absolutely right about that. Which begs the question, does that not apply to you because you are apparently addicted to the internet?
So you agree then? Physical addiction and psychological addiction are one in the same?

I personally don't believe that. But you've conceded here at least that you believe so.

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Guess you are too weak willed to even overcome your 'internet addiction' and have serious withdrawals because of it.
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If I can't access it when I need it, then I get mild w/d's.
Mild =/= serious. Dumbass.

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I'm sorry you are dealing with that, it must really suck to be you. Maybe you should consider starting a testosterone program, you appear to have very low concentrations of male hormone. Don't get too down about it though, many people have this problem and you are not alone. Although, I wouldn't rule suicide out if I where you.
Try formulating actual arguments if you're going to try to debate people.

Otherwise, you look stupid.

Which you have already done many times over in this thread alone.

You're giving me very little to work with here (in terms of actual debate).

You are, however, giving me plenty to work with when it comes to pointing out your idiocies.

I don't usually like resorting to that, but I need substantial arguments in order to refute them properly and respectfully.
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How are you a retard, let me count the ways...

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This isn't a debate. You're trying to say physical and psychological withdrawal/addiction are the same thing and that people can get addicted to the internet and Twitter.
Reason #1:

We are disagreeing on something.

Therefore, this is a debate.

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As far as addiction is concerned, you've obviously never had any real-word experience being an addict or knowing people who where actually addicted to something. You seem to have no real knowledge of addiction other than what you read on the internet.
Reason #2:

Academic journals are hosted on the internet.

Reason #3:

Where do you get your information from?

Is it all from "personal experience?"

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This isn't surprising considering I am on Zoklet, and most people here think they know something about everything because they read stuff on Wikipedia.
Reason #4:

I cited empirical studies, not Wikipedia.

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I have no interest in arguing or debating with someone like you. You come off as pompous and sheltered. Debate with someone else. I'm sure just about everyone disagrees with you, but they where smart enough not to waste their time posting about it and get caught in an endless argument with an internet-smart-guy.
Reason #5:

You make ridiculous assumptions/generalizations about people you have never met and know nothing about. Your argumentative strategy relies almost exclusively on ad hominem attacks.

Reason #6:

You assume that a lack of arguments against me is evidence that most people disagree with me.

Well guess what, over 9000 people agree with me but just decided not to post because they think you're even stupider.
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Oh, and btw (Reason #7), just to fuck your argument over even more, I actually have experienced physical addiction to a hard drug. I was a daily heroin user for almost a year.

But only a full-scale retard uses personal experience exclusively to draw conclusions about the real world.
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Yeah sure, the whole craving to get back on the internets and stuff.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:54 PM
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ALL addiction is physical on some level. Gambling, porn, internet, video games, they all boil down to the same shit, albeit nowhere near something like heroin. Gambling, porn, internet, etc all trigger the brain's reward system, and fire up the whole DeltaFosB -> Dopamine cycle, as do a lot of drugs. If you sit on the internet all day long suckling down vast amounts of new information and accelerated stimuli, your reward system is being worked overtime. An overload of DeltaFosB is getting pumped into the brain, and you're getting ever so slightly buzzed on dopamine. Take away all that stimuli that your brain is used to having and you're physically going to feel like shit. It is still a physical addiction. They all are, you're just addicted to the feeling you are getting from some chemical release in the brain, end of story.

That being said, if you can't man up and get over the addiction, you're just being a bitch. It's a simple matter of will power, and if you can't walk away from the computer once in a while, you're just being a baby about it. The withdrawals are there, but it's hardly debilitating.

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Old 05-19-2012, 05:22 AM
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Gadzooks,

If I were to call Godfrey dogmatic, would it be correct?
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If I where to call you a dumb gook cunt, would it be correct?
dogmatic person is dogmatic, plus mad
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"The internet" has potential to be useful, but most people use it "for the lulz", spend way too much time doing that, and don't realize the consequences of doing that:


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I heard you can get on an estrogen treatment program for bitch ass nigga wds like this.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:58 AM
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dumb asian gook is cunt, plus obsesses over people who think she's creepy IRL
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"asian gook" is redundancy. also, lol you been following my bulgarian threads? thirdly, domatic person is dogmatic, plus redundant.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:59 PM
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"asian gook" is redundancy. also, lol you been following my asian cunt gook threads? thirdly, gook person is asian plus cunt divided by penis.
dogmatic person is not being funny. plus, dogmatic person is still very dogmatic.
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No, I have never experienced withdrawl symptoms after leaving the Internet. I do use the Internet a lot, as I don't own a TV or anything like that, so the computer is the only thing I really use.

I spent quite a lot of time off the internet/computers in general in 2010 and 2011, and will be doing so this year at some point.
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"The internet" has potential to be useful, but most people use it "for the lulz", spend way too much time doing that, and don't realize the consequences of doing that:

Will Self asks 'Is the internet inherently psychotic?' - YouTube

Will Self: The Internet is a false friend - YouTube
Will Self is great, he's so smart about pretty much everything he says. Have you read some of his psychogeography stuff, it's really great. Here's a talk from a few years ago about it.

Authors@Google: Will Self - YouTube


I unplugged the computer for a couple of days this weekend after really binging on it the last half of this week, and I feel better. Got some stuff done.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:39 PM
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The internet can be rather addictive, i must admit. There's so much cool shit to check out that it's easy to spend hours at a time just trolling the webz, which can end up affecting your life negatively. I don't really think that it can be classified as a true addiction though. Even though i spend a few hours a day on the internet, i don't feel bad when i don't have access to it. I actually just end up finding other shit to do which is usually far more worthwhile.
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