All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Internet Addiction’

Google Glass Withdrawal Symptoms Worse Than Alcohol?

Like drugs, technology is an addicting and highly sought after augmented reality that generates dependency. Google Glass is a wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display, allowing for digital applications to pop right up in front of you. For 18 hours a day, a 31-year-old unnamed US Navy serviceman used Google Glass, only taking the device off when sleeping and …

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Internet Addiction Rehab Program Launched At PA Hospital

Are you addicted to the internet? Do you find yourself constantly scrolling and refreshing social media websites on hours without end? Many of us lightly joke about being “addicted to the internet,” but now there is a rehabilitation program that can diagnose and help treat your online addiction. Yes, this really does exist. On September 9th, at the Behavioral Health …

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One in Five U.S. Adults Not Online

According to a segment of the Pew Internet and American LIfe Project called Digital Differences, roughly one in five adults in the U.S. don’t go online much, if at all. The chart below describes what the study refers to as the “digital desert,” to where targeted advertising, social networks like Facebook and social proofing, search and streaming media don’t exist. …

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Heavy Internet Use Linked To Depression

People who spend large amounts of time on the Internet are more likely to show signs of depression, according to a new study by psychologists from the University of Leeds.

The study found "striking" evidence that some users have developed a compulsive Internet habit in which they replace real-life social interaction with online chat rooms and social networking sites.


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U.S. Gets First Internet Addiction Center

A new Internet addiction center has opened in Fall City, Washington, that claims it is the first of its kind in the U.S.

The center called reStart is a 45-day program costing $14,500 and is located near Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters. reStart says its program is specifically designed to help Internet and video game addicts overcome their dependence on gaming, gambling, chatting, texting and other aspects of Internet addiction.

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Internet Addiction In The UK Leads To “Discomgooglation”

The majority (76%) of Internet users in the UK admit they cannot live without the Web, according to research by YouGov.

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Jonesin’ For Twitter

Something remarkable happened the last time the power went out. My family and I grabbed a seat on the porch and we actually talked to each other. It was scary at first. No blue glow on our faces, nothing provided via electronic transmission for us to comment on. Of course, all that retro-interaction ceased abruptly as soon as the youngest of us heard the AC kick on again.

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Internet Addiction Gaining Credibility

People who send excessive texts and emails could soon be classified with a disorder known as Internet addiction.

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Stanford Says You’re Hooked On The Net

Internet addiction used to be a joking matter, but it has reached a point where the reality of too much WWW has lead some to busted relationships, job losses, and other bad side effects.

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Naming Your Net Neurosis

It’s official; we’re all freaks. If Pavlov were alive today, he’d hang the bell elsewhere to see if it would ring by the sound of a mouse click. Between 5 or 10 percent of Internet users, a recent study says, suffer from a form of Internet addiction.

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