How often do you find that you stay online longer than you intended?
How often do you check your email before something else that you need to do?
and this test
and let me know what you get. 😉
On test No.1 I got a 60%
On test No.2 I got a 12
While I answered a 4 or a 5 in questions that had to do with how much time I spend online and how important it is to me (I do create relationships with online people), and while I sometimes have no control (Staying online much longer than intended), it has no repercussions on my offline relationships or my job performance. Also, I am an indoor kind of girl, not too social and never have been -even before the internet came in the picture when I was 12.
If there was no internet, I would be drawing something or writing something on a napkin.
Now, not only WordPress is cooler than a napkin, but the Internet has probably made me more social than I would without it. Staying indoors with no one but my thoughts and thinking I am kind of strange? or interacting with people on the other side of the world who happen to be similar to me (So I’m not strange, but living in a strange town) and discussing my thoughts, while getting to know so many things and so many different ways to see the world than I would never dream of if it wasn’t for this.
So, I am by no means ashamed of being accused of Internet addiction. It’s part of my life and it’s here to stay. But taking quizzes is cool… I might suffer of an slight online-quiz addiction.
Like everything, it is only a problem if interferes with your life. But if your life is partly it, then it’s not really an interference right?
I think the ultimate way to measure one’s Internet addiction is summed up in this question:
If confronted with the decision right now. Would you prefer to:
a. Upload your mind into a computer and not be able to go offline again, while you get to live for as long as you want, and have free access to all places and all information?
b. Remain offline and be banned from the internet (any online resource, includying music downloading and email) for as long as you live?
So, what is it going to be?