Do you spend more time online than you used to? Do you use social networking, online shopping, online games, online gambling, or blogging in excess? Let’s add online porn to the mix. If you answered yes to any of the questions can we say that you’re an internet addict?
Mapsofworld.com has recently released an infographic with the title “Is INTERNET ADDICTION Real?” that showcases details, statistics, characteristics, and effects of internet addiction. Included are the consequences of internet addiction according to the American Journal of Psychiatry:
- Loss sense of time
- Withdrawal when computer is inaccessible
- Social isolation and fatigue
- Tolerance, including the need for better computer equipment
Are you guilty of any of these?
Of course, the internet is not totally destructive unless abused. We all know that anything in excess is harmful especially when it starts to take a toll on your REAL social life, health, and productivity. Take a look at the complete infographic here and share your thoughts below.