With Internet usage rising so quickly,
you may wanna take a few moment to think,
is it becoming a problem in you?
10 years ago, as a kid,
I would say that my average daily
computer usage would be less than an hour.
Internet? What the hell is that?
5 years ago, Internet is a must-have
in every computer. Email, MSN, and
maybe online gaming once in a while.
Now, you can even surf the Internet
with your mobile, anytime, anywhere.
Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, MSN,
YahooChat, even Online Shopping!
With more things to do online,
most of us will tend to spend more
time online now. Maybe even not
wanting to get off it.
But are you addicted? Check with
this list of systoms. If you have
more than 5 of these, you are
most probably addicted!
1. It's all you can think about.
"I'm going to do this and that later online."
Is this what you often say?
Your computer may be offline,
but your mind is always searching
for a WiFi point to upload your
ever-increasing to do online list.
2. The more, the happier.
"Just a little longer."
You tell yourself, most probably
the 20th time. You just want to be
online for "a little longer".
3. Reduce the time online? I'll try. I'm TRYING.
You have been trying to reduce the
time you spent on facing your computer.
But you HAVE to do this, this, this,
and that everyday. "I'll try again tomorrow."
4. No Internet, no satifaction.
You're throwing your temper around,
feeling irritated by everything,
and dont wanna talk to anyone.
Because you havent got your dose of
net-surfing today. If you have to use
the internet in order to feel happy
with your life, add this to your addiction list.
5. Just 2 hours today, I promise. (After 5 hours)
Oh my. I didnt realise that~
You ALWAYS spend more than the time you want,
and you ALWAYS did not realise it.
6. Neglecting families & friends
Missing that class gathering?
Too busy to attend the family outing?
Just because you have better things to
do on the Internet.
7. Lying about Internet surfing
Mom "How long do you spend on the computer everyday?"
You "Not long. Most probably like 3 hours?"
In fact, you probably spend 8 to 10 hours
or maybe even more.
8. Serenity on the Net.
You feel calm and peace,
safe and secure when online.
You feel that you are able to
escape into a perfect world,
away from all the negativities
in this world.