Do you have an addiction to the internet?
I used to, once upon a time. It was a place to escape from the pressures of life, and post like an idiot until I had to go back to school the next day. But now that I'm older and I have to step up more and more and be more responsible with my time, I'm using the internet less and less. Plus, most of the sites I used to go to just aren't fun anymore. So, what about you?
Sort of. I've often let it become the first place I turn to when I need information or entertainment. I just do it without thinking.
When I do stop to think for a moment it's not so bad. If I want to engage my brain I grab a book I'm reading and I forget all about the internet. As long as I'm engaged in something I don't even think about the internet. It's just those times when I'm feeling lackluster and find myself wondering what I'd like to do for the next hour or so that it becomes a danger.
I didn't think that I was addicted to it before, but when I had to spend 2 weeks without it after moving, I realized how quickly I got bored and had nothing to do. I don't think I really noticed how much of my free time I spent on the internet, and now I don't use it as much as I used to in case of the off-chance something like that happens again (even though I still spend at least 90 minutes on it a day).
My addiction to the internet is worse than any addiction to drugs and alcohol.
No it's not.
I used to be seriously addicted to it, but I would say that I'm not anymore. After I started college, I made lots of friends and I got really busy and I walked away from the things that ate up the most of my time. Although I spend a lot of time on PC, it's really nothing compared to how I used to be on the internet, this is casual surfing for me.
Of course, I still enjoy the internet and I miss it when it's not there, but if I had to make a choice between my real life and my internet life I would walk away from the internet in a heartbeat.
Now that I have marching band keeping me occupied, I don't really think I'm addicted to the internet like I used to be. I'm only online when I'm home, which isn't really a lot with band, school, and work. Earlier this year, yeah, I was pretty bad. I would even take my computer to classes with me and not pay attention. Trust me kids, bad idea.
Depends on how you look at it.
I don't have anything in common with the teenagers in my area, so the only way I can talk to other gamers and anime/toku fans is through the internet. I also mainly relax by by randomly browsing the internet.
i mean im on it too often and spend so much time online, but i don't have anything better to do and it's convenient? like when I practice guitar, I use online lessons because it's easier than a book and cheaper than paying for some random dude to teach me
when I want to watch a film I download it
it's easier to use for listening to music
it's easier to talk to people, but I could call them if I wanted
it's just all about convenience, if the internet suddenly disappeared, it wouldn't destroy my life. There are so many other things to do for nerds like me, read a book, listen to music/watch movies in conventional manners, go to a museum or something.
I wouldn't care much if it disappeared, but it would be annoying.
I like using the internet, but I don't think I'm addicted. I don't mean this in a "He's in DENIAL!" sort of way: more in a case of I could live without it if it somehow disappeared. It would take a while to get used to, but I think I could do it eventually.
No, I'm only on to talk to certain people. Which is why I sign up to all these websites so I have something on the side to do while talking. Otherwise I know I'd probably only be on Tumblr and spend the rest of my day doing something else.
I think so. And the worst thing is, that I'm not at all proud of it. I want to break free and do other things, "get a life" as they say, but I am sort of stuck here. There is too much to do, most of my interests lie here, at PC, making graphics (which you need at least a computer, but also resources and stuff from the internet) and making Youtube videos. I guess that's just my interests, so I'm not really addicted to the internet itself, it is the gateway to my free time, but I still feel guilty all the time...
It's weird, and kind of hard for me to answer. I wouldn't say it's just the internet, it's that a lot of my hobbies and things I enjoy are done on the computer as whole. Writing, roleplaying, graphics, HTML, drawing, voice acting, talking with a lot of my friends (our schedules prevent us from hanging out irl a lot), and etc.
There are times when I'm on here and I don't even feel like being online, but there's nothing else to do at times. I'm in a bit of a bind IRL, so if given the choice, when stuck at home I'd rather be on here than be alone playing a solo video game for hours, etc.
I guess I do have somewhat of an addiction to the computer as a whole, because it's something that I love doing, but like I said.. there's complications. XD
Not really. A year ago, six months ago, a few months ago? Yeah. I used to think about the Internet all the time tbh (oh God that is so sad), and now it's just something (more like someone) else always on my mind lol.
I'm just on here so much because there's nothing else I can really do right now, or would rather do (aka going shopping would involve straightening my hair for half an hour etc) so it's like why bother when I can just sit here and do nothing lol :x Laziness isn't good!
On the plus side I don't really check PC on my phone anymore unless like everyone else is using their phones and on facebook where I just do mainly cause everyone else is, tbh.