Addicted to my computer/the internet

  • jonwaltglat

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    Mar 31, 2010 11:58 AM GMT
    So, ever since I was 13, I seem to have always been hooked to my computer. It was the internet and simulation computer games (The Sims, Rollercoaster Tycoon, etc.) that kept me fixated to the screen. Since then, I have taught myself a lot (such as HTML and Photoshop).

    Today I am a graphic design student at the University of Minnesota and am still constantly on the computer. One thing I ask: am I addicted? I am a member to a variety of networking sites and my iTunes library is organized to a T. I have had days where I will sit in my room and just sit at my computer all day. It doesn't help that my degree is so centralized around the computer.

    So, I ask some last question: do any of you face this issue? Do you feel it is a problem? Do any of you work at a computer for your career?
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    Mar 31, 2010 12:01 PM GMT
    Totally, I don't think I could just leave it
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    Mar 31, 2010 12:26 PM GMT
    Yup, addicted, but I'm good at focing my self outta the front of the computer, but I'm constantly connected with my iPhone heh
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    Mar 31, 2010 12:28 PM GMT
    Horribly addicted here.

    It's gotten better since WoW's been put on stand by... but still.

    I'm the type that will refresh a news page after 15 minutes just to be sure I'm not missing out on something.
  • beaujangle

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    Mar 31, 2010 1:03 PM GMT
    Yeah, me too. It's addictive but then I can exercise self control, so I'm not an addict.
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    Mar 31, 2010 1:31 PM GMT
    I'm on the internet usually in the morning and before bed a couple of hours so sometimes I need to take a break from pointless browsing and crash in my work studio which has no connection and it's really great to get away from it.
    I feel like I'm living my life and to do that I have to sleep somewhere else besides home lol.

    I don't need it for work though use it to keep in the loop of fashion related stuff but most of the time I go look up something silly like fmylife, sickipedia, youtube, lamebook, regretsy and porn.

    I don't think I use my computer for anything else besides internet, burning cd's and listening to music.