July 31, 2007 at 9:52 am | Posted in facts and figures, hilarious | 6 Comments

no, its not an intravenous anal device, its Internet Addiction Disorder.  Apparently, or well..according to this textbook in my hands…withdrawal symptoms include:

(a) psychomotor agitation
(b) anxiety
(c) obsessive thinking about what is happening on the Internet
(d) fantasies or dreams about the Internet
(e) voluntary or involuntary typing movements of the fingers

interesting how the answers to this question for this “teachers textbook” (ie. the one with all the answers in them) was copied straight from wikipedia.  They forgot to copy out (e) though, maybe they ran out of space.  Or maybe (e) is just too vague.  Voluntary or involuntary covers almost anything you’d do regularly anyway.  So then I continued reading the wiki article, to find sources of  internet addiction.

Internet pornography
-Wikipedia. Some frequent contributors to Wikipedia, some of whom have been documented as having made literally thousands of edits, identify themselves as “Wikipediholics”, although this is tongue-in-cheek.
-Fantasy sports websites such as Yahoo! and ESPN have been known to addict users to their services.
-Websites such as Bebo, MySpace, Youtube, Friendster, LiveJournal, Xanga, Xuqa, Facebook, hi5 and deviantART are reputed to occupy users for periods in excess of 5 hours.
-MMORPGs such as Everquest, EVE Online, RuneScape, and World of Warcraft. (As was the case in the death of Lee Seung Seop)
-Other games with online components such as Counter Strike and Halo 2.
-Social bookmarking sites such as del.icio.us, digg.com or webslideshow sites like web2.0slides, webfalls.com occupy users trying to satisfy a non-specific lack of information for hours.
-Instant messaging programs such as AIM and MSN.
-Internet forums and Chat rooms
-Google Earth

[source – wikipedia, “Internet addiction disorder”]
Its almost as if I wrote the list xD.  No decent youngster would put down MUDs or Slashdot.   I have italicized all items that I would’ve put down.  For sure.  I know at least one undergrad friend who still plays Neopets, ffs.

This  post has been in my repository for ages, so I might as well post it – along with this cute crossreferencing picture:





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