Are you addicted to the Internet? If you’re reading this (and I’m glad you are), you could be.
SodaHead.com — an online, opinion-based social community — asked its users if they thought they were addicted to the Internet and 61% of respondents said “yes.” However, 39% said they could quit if they wanted. But isn’t that what all addicts say?
When the numbers are broken down by gender, 64% of women admitted to an Internet addiction, compared to 55% of men. Internet addiction was present in every age group, however the younger voters were more likely to be hooked (73% of those between 13-17 and 71% of those between 18-24). The numbers decreased for older respondents with only 39% of those between 55-65 admitting to the addiction.
Full results of the poll, including detailed demographic information, can be found at http://www.sodahead.com/living/public-opinion-suggests-internet-addiction-is-a-problem/question-2464081/ .
Don’t worry, though, you’re probably okay. Just be sure to click on MacNews.com and MacTech.com dozens of times a day.
— Dennis Sellers