Truthfully, I am addicted to the internet. I do not watch television and my radio listening has reduced considerably since starting social networking. Taking hours of every day blogging and becoming a citizen journalist, interacting with many people on Twitter, writing Hubpages and reading the works of other great authors takes time.
In addition, as the administrator, owner and founder of another social network that has over 1200 members in just 6 months, it has become a full-time job. I still say this is an addiction because I don't want to miss any of the activity. This means waking up and going to the computer, or basically staying up all night.
Here is my article about internet addition: j.mp/3opSfJ
A few years ago I was addicted. I didn't always have a computer and do know life without one. Now I feel it's just a part of my life. Am I still addicted? To a point. I started researching ways to earn extra income online and now I write about it to share my experience and yes I am earning. I spend at least 3 hours a day five days a week on the computer. I work growing my online business and work cleaning out my three email accounts. This is a very good Forum. I will be back to read more. mailxpress
Im not actually addicted it is my fingers that are the culprit. They have a mind of their own, they click me on web pages, click me into chat programs... I try to control them....alas and alack what is a girl meant to do? Ooooo I get so frustrated with those little pinkys!!!
The internet is not necessarily addicting unless you just get on for FUN things. The internet has many opportunities for LEARNING, JOBS, SOCIAL NETWORKING, MEETING FRIENDS, SHOPPING, and BUSINESS. So not everybody that gets on the internet is "addicted" to it, but more than likely just utilizing it's positive opportunities.
Internet marketing... It use to be facebook, but now I want to make a living online.. Being that things change constantly, I have to keep up... So I try to get involved with as many social sights that I can... Twitter, Fb, MySpace, Digg, Stumbleupon, MyBlogLog... I am spread everywhere... Eventually I will nail down my niche and take it from there.
Everything, absolutely everything. Social networking, business, learning, shopping, games, internet marketing, forums, hacking LOL, the list goes on. When I'm somewhere without connection, I'll usually just crack a wireless connection to get on. I'm addicted, but not to a single thing. Been on since '89 using gopher and FTP (I was 7 years old) back then, until a graphical browser came out in '93.
I have no life therefore its the internet or stare at the wall wondering whether that spider is looking at me all day. When i get a life my bond with t'interweb will be broken. Expect me to be here for some time