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Christopher
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0 posted 06-15-2000 07:37 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher


"the Internet is creating a class of people who... are so solitary they can hardly be bothered to call Mom on her birthday."
-The Washington Post

I just finished reading an article in the "Yahoo! Internet Life" magazine where this was quoted. The article goes on to state that there have been several studies which conclude that the Internet can be addictive, and can also interfere with "normal" life.

The most ironic thing I found from this article, is that the researcher who first "discovered" Internet Addiction has a recovery group... on the Internet of course.


JP
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1 posted 06-15-2000 10:28 AM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Hmmm... internet addiction?  Could be.

"Hello, my name is JP and I am an ICQaholic"

Yes, I admit it!  My ICQ has been taken away from me!  My internet privilages are strictly controlled, I do not have the password to the Guard Dog software my wife installed... I'm a baaaaaadddddd man.



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2 posted 06-15-2000 11:53 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

What a stupid way to phrase it. There's a difference between being solitary and being anti-social. Perhaps that guy needs some help in expressing himself.

Elizabeth


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I'm leaving the cat a note
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3 posted 06-15-2000 04:33 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Maybe we can get him to make a guest appearance in the English workshop or something... We could always open a "Poetic Addictions" Forum...
Sunshine
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...and I bet more Moms are getting e-cards than ever before...'cause you can't get them on their dedicated internet line to wish them a happy Mom's day!...
wayoutwalt
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what JP said i am very close too i am baaaaaaaaaaaad as well
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What can I say...people are resistant to change...

Interesting phrase to use also in this politically correct society - class. That could be offensive.

I somehow doubt that this 'so solitary' class of people just sprung up, or found themselves due to the internet.

Hah - perhaps indeed, they were solitary before and merely found the perfect avenue for their expression.

Poor little innynet...don't worry...we won't abandon you...

K
 
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