Friday, July 29, 2011

Internet as Addictive as Heroin

[Computerworld - How would you handle giving up your Internet connection -- your Facebook friends, Twitter, online news and shopping -- for just a single day?

If you think being disconnected for even a day might drive you nuts, you're not alone. A survey of 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 65 in the U.K. showed that many Britons are as emotionally connected to the Internet and all of their devices as smokers are to their cigarettes.

Some said giving up their Internet access, even for just a day, was as hard as quitting smoking or drinking, according to Intersperience, a consumer research firm based in England. One person surveyed described it as "like having my hand chopped off." Another called it "my biggest nightmare."]

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