Are you addicted to teh Internets?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by macDonalds, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. macDonalds macrumors 6502

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    Do you find yourself saying or doing any of the following?

    "Ok, just one more stumble".

    "Let me refresh my email inbox one more time."

    "Let me see if anyone has responded to me in Macrumors"

    If you do any or all of these activities daily -- you are addicted. Welcome to the club :)
     
  2. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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  3. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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  4. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm only addicted to one internet, so I don't have a problem :D

    Greg
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I managed to survive when connectivity went down this morning. I just went on and did my tasks for the day.
     
  6. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, but that was only a day. Do you think you could go a week or more?
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Imagine traveling outside the comforts of your native country.
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    /looks at post count

    well i'm addicted to MacRumors at least.
     
  9. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    That's kinda different, when you travel your leaving personal/work behind. You are going to an area you never been, so your going to explore. I know when I travel, I am rarely around my computer/blackberry.
     
  10. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    Yep

    Yep

    Yep

    Never!

    #Checks subscribed threads.


    I'm slowly beating my addiction. I'm currently taking patches to ease me off Adium.
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Every time I'm away from internet access, I stop using it.
     
  12. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    Think I spend too much time on the internet, got 4 websites that I visit regularly including this one and the bbc.

    But when I go on holiday or away I don't miss it.
     
  13. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'm addicted to being up to date with everything, it's why I only watch BBC News 24 when at the dinner table. But I'm a bit odd like that.

    Oh and addicted to MR. Just so easy to get lost here.
     
  14. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Yes. But I often wonder why I don't seek new things out.
     
  15. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    I would say yes but lately I have been doing other stuff like exercise (It kills) & just going out to random places each day.
     
  16. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    I have gotten habitual in surfing, but addicted? No. There are days when I have no interest in logging in.
     
  17. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    I find myself taking the internet for granted. But, when the cable goes out and there is no internet, that is when I realize I do need it. I have to fill that internet time with something else and that can be tough to do.
     
  18. Melrose macrumors 604

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    I try to be as goal-oriented online as I can be. I have a select few sites I visit every day, some weekly, and then there's some that I forget about checking form one month to the next and it's like rediscovering it every time.

    I probably waste more time than I'd like to admit online, but in general, I can let it go and walk away at any time unless I'm in the midst of a project.
     
  19. madfresh macrumors regular

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    That's what they all say!
     

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