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#122012 - 06/24/07 12:56 AM Addicted to the Internet
chickadee Offline
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Registered: 09/26/04
Posts: 3910
Loc: Alabama
I saw on TV how many of our young people are spending days at a time on the internet and/or playing games.

I am curious as to how much time Boomers spend online. I can already vouch for myself that I spend Wayyyy to much time on here.

I am thinking about shutting down for a whole week, just to see what else I can do.

What say you? I know many of you work using the internet. What about when you're not working?

Maybe a book needs to be written? Of course I'd have to stay on here and research that.....tee hee.
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#122013 - 06/24/07 01:24 AM Re: Addicted to the Internet [Re: chickadee]
Dancing Dolphin Offline
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Registered: 03/06/06
Posts: 2529
Loc: Southern California
CAN'T....GET...AWAY.....FINGERS...HAVE...GROWN...INTO... KEYBOARD......HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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#122014 - 06/24/07 01:46 AM Re: Addicted to the Internet [Re: Dancing Dolphin]
chickadee Offline
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Registered: 09/26/04
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Loc: Alabama
May I interview you? Online of course
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#122015 - 06/24/07 04:59 AM Re: Addicted to the Internet [Re: chickadee]
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Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 3675
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
I do come home after work and surf 3-4 sites, including this one. It's about a hr. --including checking my emails..which isn't much, some of it is related to work (notices from professional associations) and check my finances.

But not much more time. Other times, I am on the bike...another addiction.

If the Internet is an addiction, then make sure you have a 2nd addiction/passion that takes you completely away from the computer and somewhere else.
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#122016 - 06/24/07 06:05 PM Re: Addicted to the Internet [Re: orchid]
Edelweiss Offline
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Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 4136
Loc: American living in Europe
My name is Hannelore and I'm a BWS addict.

Chick, if you want to stay away a week, then I'm with you on this. NO sneak peeking! The computer is turned on only for business sake…no chatting, surfing, or game playing.

Why is hubby looking at me like that? Is it because I 'm embracing my flat screen with my arms and legs? Jeez, this ain't easy…where's a big old lumpy computer screen when you need it?

Can we do this cold turkey Chick? Want to set a date? 2050? Give me a five!

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#122017 - 06/24/07 07:23 PM Re: Addicted to the Internet [Re: Edelweiss]
jawjaw Offline
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Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
You mean.......................(gulp)there's life after the Internet? Are you sure? I'mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm not tryin' it. Nu uh. I'm sticking to the net. (Queen patting keyboard and kissing her mouse)...

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#122018 - 06/25/07 11:49 AM Re: Addicted to the Internet [Re: jawjaw]
chickadee Offline
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Registered: 09/26/04
Posts: 3910
Loc: Alabama
JJ,I'm prying my mouse from my grubby little paws. Hannelore, 2050 ?!? See ya'll in a week. I am shutting down...I'm going....I'm going....I'm gone.

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#122019 - 06/25/07 01:25 PM Re: Addicted to the Internet [Re: chickadee]
Eagle Heart Offline
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Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 4876
Loc: Canada
Wait a minute, wait JUST a minute - this is a GOOOOOOOD addiction! BWS is the best thing to happen to me since, well, since forever! Hey, I might not even be alive if it weren't for BWS - isn't it better to be alive and addicted to BWS than to, well, not be?

Seriously, when I first joined here, this was my ONE and only lifeline to the outside world. And during those months of severe anxiety when I couldn't even step outside my door, you were all here for me, cheering me on...without YOUR and MY addiction to BWS, where would I be???? Huh????

So PLEASE DON'T GO AWAY! You're all providing a VERY IMPORTANT safe place here by being "addicted" to this place. I think we all benefit from this particular "addiction" (which I still don't think is the correct terminology - I think it's no mistake that we're all here!) And don't we all encourage each other to get out once in awhile, like to go buy a new pair of shoes, or a new book for the book club, or try a new recipe, or go pray for someone for awhile? It's all good, isn't it???

Okay, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I think that BWS is the best thing to happen to the Internet since, well, since forever. So I ain't leaving anytime soon. I'm here to stay. Except when I have to go out to buy a new bag of chips...


Edited by Eagle Heart (06/25/07 01:29 PM)
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#122020 - 06/25/07 02:29 PM Re: Addicted to the Internet [Re: Eagle Heart]
Emyjay Offline


Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 445
I'm with you, Eagle. I just found this site a few months back and the wonderful boomers who post here have helped me so much.

I don't feel as alone in my battle with anxiety/depression. I've gotten great advice, learned that others have had or have the same challenge, and have been "drawn" out of myself when I learn about others challenges.

And I have laughed! Boy have I laughed. I've also been inspired to do things like organize my house and read good, non-fiction books!

Love you all,
Emily

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#122021 - 06/25/07 02:59 PM Re: Addicted to the Internet [Re: Emyjay]
Dancing Dolphin Offline
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Registered: 03/06/06
Posts: 2529
Loc: Southern California
Don't worry! If chick does decide to sign-off for a week, the rest of us will be here. We won't all jump ship at once.

I just wonder what she'll do all week. I bet she'll have the cleanest house in Oklahoma, put all her photos into scrapbooks, and? That's if she doesn't go into withdrawals by noon today and sign back in!

Kathy

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