Internet Addiction

 

We are all internet addicts now, whether we like to admit it to ourselves or not. But addict is such a harsh word to use for the internet, right? Not really. A lot of people can not go a day without checking their email, or going on Facebook, or tweeting what they are doing. Guess what? All of those are done through the internet. A lot of people don’t even know how to properly socialize because their eyes are glued on their smart phones.

Cognitive scientist from the University of Sheffield in the UK said “The Internet is not addictive in the same way as pharmacological substances are. But it’s compulsive; it’s compelling; it’s distracting.” How true is this statement? There are so many people who have a ton of work and can’t seem to meet deadlines but have time to check other people’s Facebook status. It’s become such an unhealthy habit.

 

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