Are You Internet Dependant?

Are You Internet Dependant?

Have you ever wanted just to check your mail staying at the computer all night long instead?  That’s how a disease of the new generation is born. Internet has become an essential part of our lives. We use one click to send letters to somebody who is 1000 kilometers away from us, watch new movies, read literature which can not always be found in a library and talk to people whom we have never seen before. 

Are You Internet Dependant?

Over 2 million people are using Internet today. According to prognosis, amount of net surfers is doubled worldwide every year.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Psychologists are studying the new phenomenon of Internet dependence which exists alongside with alcoholism, drug addiction and propensity for gambling.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Lets’ enumerate the main signs proving you are Internet dependent. First and foremost, you can’t control amount of time spent by computer. You are also trying to conceal from others what you were doing.

Are You Internet Dependant?

You suffer from consequences caused by spending the whole day by computer including failure to perform important duties and headaches.

Are You Internet Dependant?

You overestimate the role of computer in your life and refuse to listen to others who express critical points of view.

Are You Internet Dependant?

You experience a mixed feeling of euphoria and guilt thinking about the time spent on the Internet. You can also get depressed if something prevents you from net surfing.

Are You Internet Dependant?

You think only about virtual reality even if you are far from computer.

Are You Internet Dependant?

You turn to Internet when you are sad or depressed and have financial problems because of your computer activity. Let’s see how much time a person spends in net and what it is he could do in the meantime.

Are You Internet Dependant?

This is Anton, who is 26 years old. He starts surfing the net as soon as he has free time. He wished he could go for a walk instead.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Hasan is 21 years old. He spends 11 hours a day in the Internet. Instead of that he could devote more time to his musical band.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Victoria, 20, wished she could work harder as an architect instead of wasting 7 hours a day on the Internet.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Andrey, 24 years old, could record tracks of his own instead of staying in the net for 10 hours a day.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Dilya, 23, wished she could spend more time in the kitchen sharpening her culinary skills.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Vitaly says he would rather get second higher education instead of sitting at his computer 12 hours a day.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Olga, 22, spends 8 hours a day on net surfing. She wished she could travel more.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Nerses, 22, who is always online, could perfect his musical skills.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Vitaly, 24, wished he could go in for sports. But now he spends 10 hours a day on surfing the net.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Oxana, 28, is online 12 hours a day. She would like to spend the time on something more useful.

Are You Internet Dependant?

There is another group of people who use the net for working purposes or they just think so. For example, Ivan, 28, promotes goods and services through the Internet and is online 16-18 hours a day. He confesses that many hours are wasted on reading different news articles. He has many hobbies and wants to spend more time on one of them.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Kairat, 24, HR-manager is online to 23 hours a day. Just one hour is spent on entertainment in his case. If he had to work less he would invite his girlfriend to the cinema instead of chatting or looking at her pictures saved at the computer.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Alexander, 19, is online 18-20 hours a day. According to his opinion, information published in social nets can be used in further work. He also shares his ideas by means of the net and can’t imagine how social activity can be carried out without it.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Molder, 23, journalist, spend 6-8 hours a day in the Internet. When she is free, she can use the net for making new acquaintances and contacts. She thinks that being a blogger is a very useful thing as it not only provides you with money but gives you an opportunity to express your opinion.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Baglan, 25, analytic, is online to 4 hours a day. He believes that Internet can provide us with information that seems useless today but can be appreciated tomorrow. He is not fond of online games and thinks that blogs enable us meeting a lot of good people.

Are You Internet Dependant?

Shavkat, 50, spends 12 hours on net surfing. According to his words, many young people communicate at the primitive level. They don’t discuss important things and just chat with their friends. That’s how they get dependent as Internet helps them in creation of a desirable icon which can substitute the real personality. It’s worth remembering that living in a virtual world makes you closer to severe physicological disorders.

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36 thoughts on “Are You Internet Dependant?”

  1. at monday until friday I only use internet in 6 hours, and saturday until sunday I use internet in 12 hours
    mostly for searching article and videos

  2. “Olga, 22, wishes she could travel more.”

    I could show her the wonderland of Pampa (Texas) and the beauty of the Panhandle if she’ll accompany me! 😉

    • Heh, beat me to it. Though I just finished graveling my front drive and filling a garden bed with planting soil. So my day hasn’t been totally wasted at this point.

  3. They’re only dependent because what’s going on out there is more entertaining than their real life.

    I won’t sign up for any of the social networking programs like facebook. For one, I just don’t need, nor want it in my life.

    Secondly, I want to maintain at least a little bit of privacy.

    Plus, I don’t need something else to take up even more time.

    I’ve made a conscious decision to not spend time on the internet. See? Anybody can do it.

    Oh yeah, people that get addicted to stuff, have addictive personalities. If not the internet, it’d be something else. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were addicted to something else in addition to the net.

    • I wish the Internet existed during my teenage years. Two of my friends would have wasted their life on the internet instead of mostly getting wasted. Your statement about addictive personalities is pretty spot on.

    • You can use Facebook and keep privacy, just don’t use your real name or info. I don’t use their games or apps; don’t let people tag photos of me. One can set privacy very high or very low. (I don’t mean OMG YOU SHOULD GET A FB!!!, just saying it can be done without giving away every bit of privacy you have.)

    • “I’ve made a conscious decision to not spend time on the internet. See? Anybody can do it.”

      yet, you’ve posted here…hypocrite much?

  4. it is not more entertaining than their real life. it is just they don’t know how to provide themselves entertainement. they are too used to be served with free incoming entertainement. and for the first time in their life they have to search for entertainement via internet. and the adrenaline dose for the search overpass the entertainement. that is why they spend so much time on it.

    i have one advice. you will never have as much fun in front of a screen, as in front of a open, sea/cliff/girl/city/wathever’sentertain you irl (in real life)

    should we lol? (sarcastic)

  5. The photos are really cool! When I wasn’t spending all my time on the internet (lol) I loved photographing people with weird lighting, available light, like cigarette machines, streetlights, things like that. Now I mostly shoot “regular” photos, pretty boring.

  6. i love how humans need something to blame, its like having an excuse that then excuses them for trying to break their habbit or improve themselves, i can browse up to 6-8 hours easily however i still can study/work and play.

  7. The internet has a treasure trove of information on science and history. And all of M. Gorky’s short stories are on it!!

  8. The Internet will become more and more part of our life even if we like or not. Also the Internet it’s the biggest spy of all times… it’s up to you to decide how much let him invade your private life.

  9. I have an internet addiction that is why I visit this site so often.I can bypass the aggravation of paying travel expenses and frustrating tourists schedules.I realize it as not as rewarding as actually being there.I don’t take the time to learn computer programs or how to use Microsoft Office Suite but I love to surf the net.Doing this however does not help with being overweight and lethargic.

  10. “The internet would not exist today if it were not for the explosion of porn on the internet in the 90′s”

    INTERNET = FREE PORN

  11. Of the many things I do online every day, I come here to read up on what’s going on in a country I can honestly say I’ll probably never visit (I wanna see more of my own country before I go exploring other ones).

  12. As fi dorit sa fie si baiatul meu in poza.El sta 11 ore pe zi pe internet aproape zilnic.Are un joc de socializare cu multe necunoscute, dar din asta nu cistiga bani.Se pune si problema de timpul de expunere la radiatii.De problema asta nu se prea vorbeste.

  13. It is the TYPE of time spent on the web that matters, I think. I read only important e-mail, I check ER and one or two news sites, but admit I can bounce from link to link – very bad!

    But worst of all: Software and apps that don’t work right, screen problems, making me spend an hour or more correcting, calling Applecare, blah blah. Maddening. Three HOURS on phone with Apple one day to correct one problem with software or my misunderstanding of it.

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