Friday, December 19, 2014
INTERNET ADDICTION GROWING WORLD WIDE
Count me in, or at least on the thin red-line.
A report published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking claims
that more than 1 in 20 people worldwide have an Internet addiction.
The article is based on new research out of the University of Hong Kong based on analyzed data from 90,000 people in over countries.
Amongst the conclusions, researchers found that countries that had a higher prevalence rate tended to have "perception of less life satisfaction in general, greater overall pollution, greater traffic commute time consumption, and lower national income."
PsyPost.com defines an internet addiction is an impulse-control problem marked by an inability to inhibit Internet use, which can adversely affect a person’s life, including their health and interpersonal relationships.
I admit that there are times when I get so engaged in a Twitter discussion that it becomes all consuming. Sometimes, I just have to sit back, resit the urge and chill. Controlling that impulse to engage, check my e-mail or write a post takes restraint.
Posted by Peter L. Whittle