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You must be dating my ex girlfriend, or good friends with her. She would DVR those shows at home because i wouldn't watch them and would always try to bug me when she stayed over to turn them on.

I honestly gave it a good try to watch Megan wants a millionaire, but i could feel my brain involuntarily deteriorating as each moment passed.

The only show i could semi stand to watch with her was Who wants to be a millionaire as they occasionally had questions that i found interesting/worth knowing.


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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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post #62 of 94
I just get drunk when my internet goes down.

now if my electricity goes out, we're getting to desperate measures

I mean, how do you keep the beer cold for the warm 6 months of the year we have?
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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.
Couldn't put it better myself.
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Of course they get bored and twitchy when you yank everything they use to entertain themselves out from under them. DERP DE FLERP!
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post #65 of 94
it's true... but it's just to show how addicted the modern world is to technology. I can go without my phone for a long time, but my computer/internet I can't go without.
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post #66 of 94
I would not be a happy man without Internet. I don't have a "banging" social life, as some would put it, so that probably effects things more, as when I was more socially active I would often go a long time without using my PC much.
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post #67 of 94
What a load of BS. Internet/media addiction?

Yeah that's like saying we're all "addicted" to electricity or cars. Modern telecommunication is a vital part of the current human civilization and to insinuate that there is something wrong with people who are distressed due to being completely cut off from all forms of modern communication/media is simply idiotic.

And I guess people back in the early 20th century were also "addicted" to the newspaper. Let's completely and suddenly cut off an important part of almost everyone's lives...oh you're distress? Oh man something is wrong, you must be some kind of freak addict!
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post #68 of 94
Bahaha! How can you remove all forms of media from one's life, and call it an internet addiction in the first place? This is so stupid I want to jump off a cliff just to unread it. I bet monkeys could pull of a better experiment than these morons.
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Bahaha! How can you remove all forms of media from one's life, and call it an internet addiction in the first place? This is so stupid I want to jump off a cliff just to unread it. I bet monkeys could pull of a better experiment than these morons.
Yeah it's another attention-grabbing quasi-scientific "study." And notice how they use students/young people.

Hey let's cut off professors, scientists, news reporters, government officials, the president of the USA from all forms of the media. Oh they show signs of distress? They must be addicted.
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Pointless study. I probably could do it, I would spend like an hour alone playing music in my head, not listen like playing with my mouth and hardjumping/jumpstyling, whatever to it lol. Then I would end up rewiring my computer, which desperately needs to be done. I could probably go for a while without it I just don't want to.

Oh and a given, maybe I'd get somewhere with the ladies
    
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