View Poll Results: Is the Internet Addictive?

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  • Yes, it's addictive.

    15 40.54%
  • No, it's not addictive.

    3 8.11%
  • Depends on the individual.

    17 45.95%
  • It's a little addictive but controllable.

    11 29.73%
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    Re: Is The Internet Addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Some kinds of internet usage are addictive, in my opinion.

    Some online games.
    Pornography.
    Some internet forums/chatrooms.
    Facebook.

    I don't need a study to tell me that -- I see it all around me...including in my own home. (That would be me. On here.

    Yes, and the rest of us are only here to help you with your addiction,

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    Re: Is The Internet Addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by askned View Post
    Rae we kidding? We all know the internet is addicting. But which part is trying to own us? For some folks it's shopping, for others it's game but for most it's porn. Internet porn use is destroying marriages, careers,families at an insane rate. We can and should guard ourselves and us filters. Modern filters can manage your problem areas and even give time limits for your kids' access. We use a good one called internet filter - porn blocker - cannot be bypassed- international-Wisechoice.net. There are several available but we like this the best

    For most it's porn? How many women feel porn is their first priority on the internet?

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    Re: Is The Internet Addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Surfing the internet for long periods of time can cause withdrawal symptoms 'similar to people on a comedown from ecstasy' | Mail Online

    According to this article spending time on the Internet has a profound negative impact.

    I personally spend an average of a couple hours a day but it has never impacted my normal activities in a negative way.

    What do you think, is the Web a problem or just another source of entertainment and education?
    Same addiction I have for a car.
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    Re: Is The Internet Addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    LOL - I'm on the net most of the time but it's spurts in between everything else I have to do.

    I'm also addicted to reading - jewelry - and coffee.

    I'd say it's no more of a problem than any of those things. REading's worse because no one ever says that's a concern - it's encouraged.

    Overall - I think WHAT you read/do is more important than that you do it at all or do it for a long period of time. I read news, research and debate . . . I'm more intellectually stimulated than a college student (which I also am). The things I might put off like home improvement and cleaning are mindless but necessary chores that can truly dumb a person down if that's all they ever do with their time.

    In fact - as a stay at home mother - I started debating/researching things on my own so my brain wouldn't just rot away. . . and I'm much better off for it all, too.
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    Re: Is The Internet Addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    For most it's porn? How many women feel porn is their first priority on the internet?
    First priority?

    Not even close.
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    Re: Is The Internet Addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Yes, and the rest of us are only here to help you with your addiction,
    Enabler, you are.
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    Re: Is The Internet Addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Very addictive. But not like drug addictive. More like, if you have it, you will use it. But if you go to the mountains for a holiday you don't have withdrawal syndrome. At least I never had. And my life at home involves the internet heavily.
    Don't be so sure about that. We drove to Yellowstone from Md last June. We were gone three weeks. I definitely missed television more but the internet will one day lead over tv. When I am gone only a week it was not quite as bad. Three full weeks was quite a bit different. We didn't even get cell phone service for the majority of the time.

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    Re: Is The Internet Addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Don't be so sure about that. We drove to Yellowstone from Md last June. We were gone three weeks. I definitely missed television more but the internet will one day lead over tv. When I am gone only a week it was not quite as bad. Three full weeks was quite a bit different. We didn't even get cell phone service for the majority of the time.
    That may be very true, I have never been in a place without internet connection for more than two weeks and I was never truly disconnected from the world, by one medium or another for more than 4-5 days.

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    Re: Is The Internet Addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Enabler, you are.
    It's for a good cause, you see. We're helping a friend with their addiction.

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    Re: Is The Internet Addictive?

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Don't be so sure about that. We drove to Yellowstone from Md last June. We were gone three weeks. I definitely missed television more but the internet will one day lead over tv. When I am gone only a week it was not quite as bad. Three full weeks was quite a bit different. We didn't even get cell phone service for the majority of the time.
    That would be heaven I tell you!

    I have gone without the internet an entire year after having some personal garbage... it was hard for the first three months, then..who cared? I sure didn't.
    Fool me once, shame on you.
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