Are You, Addicted? (To The Internet)

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    It seems having an iPad now has made me be connected to the internet at all times of the day now.

    An iPod Touch and Macbook Pro only reinforce my needing to be connected all the time now too. It's not that I have to be online at all times of the day, its just that I like having the option of being able to reach for my device, just in case.

    And as addicted to the internet as I may be; I admittedly find the internet boring. I feel like i've done it all, yet am lured into it every morning before I head out the door.

    Things online used to be fun, but that may just signify i'm growing up..Now I'll quickly scan sites like Google News, Digg.com and a number of forums to get the day started...and for no reason at all will keep coming back to them knowing not much would have changed between 9am and 1pm. or 3pm. or 7:30pm.

    Ah the internet. She's a son of a b:apple:tch.
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Yes.
     
  3. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    Yes, and I'm glad it's not as expensive as cocaine. :)
     
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    yea.......not proud of it but there is soooo much stuff to read lol
     
  6. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    Yes. It is extremely convenient for everything in my daily life.
     
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    yeah, but i love it :) i always find crazy wacky stuff to read, its awesome :D
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    So stop now.
     
  10. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    !ope not addicted, but in the future i will beable to help all those on here who are. :)
     
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    link

    I saw this thread and remembered an article I saw a few weeks back.

    I work on the computer all day, to communicate, artwork, and business. Although I've severely cut down on Facebook, I'm still on tumblr, digg, and foursquare thru the iPhone. I would actually like to be less plugged in.
     
  12. nick1516 macrumors 6502a

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    Simple, yes. Especially since I got my first smartphone last year:D
     
  13. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    Yes. Probably spend 8 hours a day on it and that may have risen now that I have an iPad. This site, a few other forums, news, job sites, and entertainment. I'm only off when I'm out playing golf, fishing, dinner, and for job interviews. I used to have a life pre-unemployment, so I hope I can recover from my addiction.
     
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    No I am not addicted to the internet now if you'll excuse me I am looking on Ebay right now for a usb controlled Fleshlight I can buy through paypal:p
     
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  17. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think you outbid me..

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    But seriously, yeah its crazy.

    & what sucks the most is how much I love my devices.

    Ah my Apple products, my only real best friends (Cries).
     
  18. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    It's true, I always fall in love with my Apple buddies.

    I'm loving my Airport Extreme, iBook Clamshell and MacBook Pro.

    The Mighty Mouse...uh...yeah...
     
  19. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    lol, the Mighty mouse. I prefer it over the Magic Mouse..but I just never use mine as its not wireless and on the MBP is always nearer to the left side when I wanna use my right hand with it.

    My birthday is coming up and everyone knows that if they wanna get me something knowing I won't be disappointed to get me an Apple product.
     
  20. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Crap they have one of those now too! Running to get on EBAY!!!!!!!!!
     
  21. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Why don't you all just pitch in and share one :D
     
  22. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I suppose you could call it addicted, yeah. However unlike various other addictions this one actually has some real positive benefit to it. I've met some awesome people and having so much information at one's fingertips has a lot of advantages. </justification>
     
  23. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    Clarification to people on here lol

    You are not addicted until the internet has consumed your life, until it had become a problem, a problem which stops you from doing what you normally like to do, when you can't take care of your self or others around you, when you spend more time on the internet then you initially wanted to.
     
  24. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    this thread is more of a realization of how prevalent the internet is in our lives and how we depend and use it for many things.....not actual addiction like in the drug sense
     
  25. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    addiction is a word that is thrown around these days very easily. i highly doubt anyone here is addicted to the internet.

    do you get headaches and do you begin to feel anxiety not being on the internet for a few hours?

    do you put off sleeping at night that way you have to be on the internet?

    will you cancel vacations because you know you cant last a few hours on the beach without the internet?


    many people who think they are addicted to something are just in a state of life/mind that allows them to use that object/activity a lot.

    for example, if you had to move to a different situation in a different area and there was no internet for half the day..chances are high that you will adapt and move on. if you were truly addicted you probably would not even agree to try the different situation or would try it for a short time and then go back just so you can get the internet.
     

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