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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Study: America Full of Internet Junkies

According to a group of researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine, you guys may potentially be a bunch of Internet junkies, who only use the web to cure yourselves of bad moods and life's frustrations.

Stanford researchers interviewed 2,513 adults in a nationwide household survey. Because Internet addiction has not been clinically defined as a medical condition, study questions were based on established addiction disorders.Research indicated that nearly 14 percent of the respondents found it difficult to stay away from the Internet for several days and that slightly more than 12 percent often remained online longer than expected. More than eight percent of the people surveyed said they hid "non-essential" Internet use from family, friends or employers and nearly the same number went online to flee from real-world problems.

So, does anyone here feel victimized by this article?

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  • I'm an Internet junkie. It happens.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:28 PM  

  • Hmmm, I think that most of your readers are probably Internet Addicts, just like me.

    Now let me resume my CRT tanning session. thanks :)

    By Anonymous Brian Connor, at 9:36 PM  

  • USA is not only full of Internet Junkies but full of other Junkies too.
    The people that waste their time in different other ways, being happy for no reason, getting extra stuff,
    , waste material and energy.. and more and more..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:10 PM  

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