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Are you addicted to the internet?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Amp34, 25 Jul 2006.

  1. Amp34


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Canada

  2. Van Hellseek


    Joined: 2 Jun 2004

    Posts: 18,423

    nothing new really. but yes, i probably am.
  3. leaskovski


    Joined: 22 Oct 2004

    Posts: 9,086

    Location: Berkland

    When TV is this carp, then yes. There is nowt else to do except go out and get shloshed.
  4. pinkacidbootson


    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

    Posts: 4,001

    Location: Rhone-Alpes, France

    Yes, mainly because it updated all the time. It never ends!!!

    But not chat rooms and sex sites :o
  5. quadboi


    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,606

    I guess so, and my parents nag me for it! :p
  6. [email protected]


    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,443

    yes i'm currently downloading it

  7. TheMagicPirate

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,207

    Location: A Beer Garden in the Toon

    I just tried to click ok.... :(
  8. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 43,242

    Location: /* */

    Nah, I went without it for 2 weeks and didn't miss it at all, much like TV. It's very sad to be addicted to something liek this.
  9. pinkacidbootson


    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

    Posts: 4,001

    Location: Rhone-Alpes, France

    Thats ok. If you thought it was not responding and pressed CTRL+ALT+ DEL to try and search for the system process, then that would make you quite dense.
  10. Andelusion


    Joined: 1 Oct 2003

    Posts: 14,339

    Location: Huddersfield

    My internet was down Fri night - yesterday night and I did find myself going 'Oh i'll just check it on the in-..' then remembering it was down.

    I do 'use' it (not rely) for a lot of things, and it's incredibly handy.

    I must admit though, during those couple of days when it was down I got an awful lot of guitar practise done and also spent more time with my family etc :p

    I think I'm going to really cut down my useage, it's just tempting to sit and flick through the forums/ebay etc for a while every day.
  11. Glaucus

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 76,645

    probably, its cheaper than going to the pub, TV is rubbish ect ect
  12. Ice On Fire


    Joined: 30 Jul 2004

    Posts: 10,419

    Location: Johannesbug, South Africa

    No, I can go without it for months and it'll have no effect on me. Infact, I did. And it didn't! :D
  13. m3csl2004


    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

    Posts: 621

    Location: Sheffield

    no - when its down, or somebody else is using it i dont really care, i just do something else

    1 thing i am proud of is i watch less than 1 hour of tv a day now
  14. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Jul 2004

    Posts: 43,242

    Location: /* */

    That's because you're already a froot loop :p
  15. -|ScottFree|-

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 2,495

    Location: On the Edge*

    Well I an in the middle of decorating my house, most of the rooms upstairs have been completed, apart from my bedroom. I don't want to be without the internet for a few days.. so I have been putting it off.

    I have been using the excuse that its down to the hot weather, but the thought of not being able to use my PC for a few nights is really what is stopping me from cracking on with it.

    I have scheduled time to do it over the next week and have been ordered to make a start which I will.. but yeah, being without the internet is a nightmare!!

    I don't watch television, I hate it. Its cheap, dumbed down and distasteful. This is the main reason why many people are turning away from it, and the huge rise in people interest in the internet.

    Addicted to the internet... probably

    Addicted to using my PC...definately!!
  16. SideWinder


    Joined: 12 Jun 2004

    Posts: 149,490

    Location: NW5

    The internet is now a part of my life. I use it to check the latest news, contact my friends and all of the usual things. Addicted? I guess.
  17. SourChipmunk


    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 9,477

    Location: The Motor City

    I think I'm addicted. Not to the things mentioned in the article, but just for general information. I no longer bother to think about issues anymore because I know I can find out anything I need online. Movie trivia, for example. A quick plug at IMDB tells me who's who, so I don't have to try to place a familiar-looking character myself.

    Wiki, Google, IMDB, OcUK.... who needs to know anything with these resources available?!
  18. Soulja


    Joined: 16 Jun 2005

    Posts: 14,133

    Location: Doncaster

    Same here
  19. Alchemy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,371

    My brother is addicted, when he is not working he is constantly on MSN talking to his E-pals etc.
  20. Tru


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,959

    Location: OcUK Peoples Champion

    I'm not sure.

    I spend, imo, far too much time on it and I'd be getting on with more important things if I wasn't faffing about online. Then again, if you took it away tomorrow I don't think I'd be disrupted at all. That's sounds dangerously like 'I could quit any time I wanted', but apart from business emails and the occasional donkey porn torrent, the internet isn't vital to me at all.