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I go on OCN everyday but not because I'm addicted. I can live without it. Some people just go to extremes these days.
I go on OCN every day...because I am addicted.
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post #52 of 94
How about they go outside to the beach or play football?
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There is this thing, called face-to-face social interaction. It exists in this amazing realm known as "real life". It is quite nice to join in this realm and interact with dedicated users of said realm.
It is sad really, how something so amazing (technology) has completely destroyed and ruined the social lives of so many people. Internet goes down? Go to a club, maybe go bowling with some friends. Parties, movies, anything else? No one should be having "withdrawals" when left without an internet connection.
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post #54 of 94
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I was internet-free for the first twelve.
Age?
I'm 24.
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Obvious study reveals obvious results. Obviously if you ask people to stop using the stuff that they spend a lot of time working hard to be able to afford and obtain, they will show signs of "withdraw".

If you asked a child to stop playing with all his/her toys you would get a similar reaction. However you would not then say the child is addicted to toys.

Using the word addiction is very wrong in this context, especially since our media devices are now a big part of how we interact with each other so in this case people are also being asked to reduce their human interactions. What this study does not point out is that if you asked people to do this for a week or a month, they would certainly adapt.

Just to be clear, they are using the word addiction in its weakest form and the actual study does not argue if internet addiction is real or not, the article presenting the study makes that inference.
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I have an online class at college so yeah, I would be upset.
 
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oh really?......i would like them to do that to with people who watch all those useless shows, like Who wants to be a Millionaire, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kendra, Megan wants a Millionaire, I love New York and see who has withdrawals
    
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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.
Quoted for truth.
When my internet goes out I just shut it off and stare at it.
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For me, ya if I have the chance and its at my finger tips aka my phone, I check everything, like email, facebook, OCN, BBC News etc.

If I had something constructive to do and actually start getting money, I would love to start working on cars at my buddys garage and or go shooting, but money restraints me so playing video games etc is cheaper lol.
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Somehow I'm not surprised. When Facebook and the Internet are so deeply ingrained into the lives of young people, what do you expect them to do when it's not available?

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There is this thing, called face-to-face social interaction. It exists in this amazing realm known as "real life". It is quite nice to join in this realm and interact with dedicated users of said realm.
They made a game about it too. It's Pay 2 Play, but it has new DLC all the time.
    
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