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Wasting time online? You might be mentally ill

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« on: July 29, 2008, 01:46:52 pm »

"It's always there. Waiting and calling to you. Fark. Reddit. Facebook. Dolphin Olympics. It may take only a couple minutes out of your day, but you know you're wasting time on this stuff whether you should be working on that spreadsheet or washing the dishes. Time-wasting, or rather 'chronic procrastination,' is hardly a laughing matter, according to Professor Joseph Ferrari of Chicago's DePaul University. According to an insightful story in UK's Observer, it's a profound 'social and economic' problem and, thanks to technology, it's far worse than you could ever imagine. Procrastination isn't just idle laziness. There are real social consequences to wasting time. Per the story, 'it encourages depression, lowers self-esteem, causes insomnia, and indirectly affects health by discouraging visits to the dentist or doctor. Sufferers are also more likely to have accidents at home involving unmended appliances

http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/99560

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 01:49:47 pm »

Accidents at home involving unmended appliances? Does tripping over and getting tangled up in my laptop's power cord count? It's not exactly unmended...
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008, 10:33:39 am »

i am addicted to the internet.. but it don't mean i'm ill...
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008, 01:29:21 pm »

Just another way for doctors to get your money. They come up with new diseases and conditions every day.
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