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Of course... We use the internet almost 24/7... It is our primary form of entertainment... Take that away, and what else are we supposed to do? Go outside and interact with people? I THINK NOT!
     
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When I have no internet I end up going to the gym.

Yes, your all addicted to the internet. Your all in here trying to say your not, trying to come up with reasons on why its not the internet. Your addicted!
Edited by cl04k3d - 4/6/11 at 12:34pm
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I lock up and forget how to function when I lose the web.The constant,massive flow of information flooding my brain 24/7 is like a drug.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyph3r View Post
I get the same when my internet goes down. My PC feels useless without the internet, and i just dont know what to do and i get really bored.
Why SP is really important.
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I don't see what's wrong with reading a book or doing some work whilst the nets out... I'd probably fix the tap in the bathroom that's been dripping for the last month or something.

Though as Kirby says it is minor really, people simply missing the ability to do something they are used to doing every day isn't really a withdrawal symptom is it? I would have classed that as human nature.
Edited by Parsley - 4/6/11 at 1:13pm
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post #36 of 94
yea I never tried MP games.... but internet is like some kind of addiction.
my new decision ----> planning to get a notebook for browsing & downloading .. this is just to avoid sitting in front of my desktop pc...just use desktops for playing games & for running heavy applications ..
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I feel perfectly fine when I go camping.
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I just smoke weed and wait 'til it's fixed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cl04k3d View Post
Yes, your all addicted to the internet. Your all in here trying to say your not, trying to come up with reasons on why its not the internet. Your addicted!
Video games, tv shows, media in general are not a part of the internet (article title fail). Unless you only watch stuff online or something?

I can go without internet, I prefer not to though, gotta keep up on the news and stuff!
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It's as simple as this. Technology / media is a huge part of our lives. We are accustomed to using it and often needing it in many day to day situations. If taken away it will obviously create distress and interfere with the natural order of your life..

I feel that there is an idiotic underlying assumption here.. To state that we are addicted to the internet//media/technology would imply that normal behavior is to NOT use said privelages everyday, when in reality we all do as they're crucial elements to our 21st century knowledge / information demands. We can't make the assumption that the over use of any technology is an addiction, as it is really just the changing of our lifestyles.

It's like saying that we're addicted to the cars, in today's world a lot of our technology is just as important to us as our transportation - at times. The combustion engine is very important, especially to intercontinental trade and a large portion of the economy, however this is easily rivaled by the amount of businesses relying on technological systems and eCommerce activity in today's world.

anyway I'll stop ranting .. this is just silly
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