The Internet is an Addiction
I think its finally time to accept the fact that the overuse of the internet is an addiction. I thought about this fact as I read about The National Institutes of Health funding a study on internet addiction. The study is being held at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
I see online activities, particularly gaming, as something that is difficult to use without having some detrimental effect. Evidence for this comes from a recent study by Vault.com, which estimates that internet use costs $54 billion annually in lost productivity.
Now granted, the internet has provided trillions of dollars in added efficiencies and therefore improved the living conditions of people worldwide. But, I think that many people do not understand that the old saying "too much of anything is a bad thing" applies to the internet as well.
But what do you guys think?Do you believe that using the internet too much can lead to an addiction?