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Are you addicted to the internet?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24455points) May 9th, 2023

I just watched the 10 minute YouTube video “the slow poison of endless fantasy”, by the After Skool channel, and I wonder if they have a point?

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LifeQuestioner's avatar

Overall, I’d say no. If anything, I’m more apt to get caught up playing a game on my phone. I do have times when I go on social media way too much and then I have to tell myself to get off, but less and less do I have this problem.

Mimishu1995's avatar

No. I’m more addicted to novelty. I’m hook onto anything new. The Internet is just among them.

Acrylic's avatar

Not sure about addicted, but it obviously is a big part of my life my life will be majorly affected if it went away. I use GPS for work. Use social media a lot for my childrens programs as well as art. Will play Wordle daily as well as other games. Using Fluther right now as I type. So, yeah, I can live without internet, but honestly wouldn’t want to though I’m really not saying it’s an addiction, just something incorporated into my day to day.

Forever_Free's avatar

Nope. Too much else in this world to enjoy.

jca2's avatar

In this regard, I don’t know what the definition of addicted would be, but I find the internet very useful. I often google things, I use Waze for directions, I use some apps like Shazam, not a lot but it’s helpful. At home, I’m googling things, like restaurant reviews, plus there’s online news like the NY Times and the New Yorker magazine. I guess in this regard, addicted means it would be a painful withdrawal if I didn’t have it and it would definitely be difficult not being able to google things.

zenvelo's avatar

No.. Addiction is using something to the detriment of all other life functions.

flutherother's avatar

I’d get withdrawal symtoms if I had to do without it. I use it for banking, news, social interaction, puzzles, games, films, music, lectures, television and many other things, so I probably am addicted but in a good way.

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