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Is Internet Addiction Real? - Facts & Infographic

Is Internet Addiction Real? - Facts & Infographic | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter
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Here are the signs of Internet addiction. Learning to balance the internet and computer into daily routines is a challenge for many people. Some get so frustrated they decide to avoid, never use or get rid of the internet and computer use in general.

 

Many go through a fairly long term obsession because it does seem that if you do not spend a good bit of time with the computer in a range of ways you do not master it well. I have seen in our family after the obsession there seems to be a fading off of obsessive use over time. Sometimes just because life happens and there is no time, but also because a certain level of success happens and it requires less time to maintain skill than develop initial skills and knowledge.

 

This article does not address the fact that many online friends we never have or would even want to have dinner with DO share common causes for real and are passionate about these causes when many of our families and real friends do not find them interesting and are not passionate.  These efforts to make the world a better, more just place to be are a very important function of the web.

 

The time spent on the web at work or at home can also help stimulate growth and inspiration for your work. I connect with others in my field and they inspire me and spark ideas. I am the only one at my job and does what I do....Many only appreciate what they do or certain select people in the dominant areas are doing. Connecting during the work day online can encourage a person to stay on task and reach for a higher goal by this contact to online networks in the same field of work. Real life contacts can often take the wind out of your sails. Online you can seek uplifting, informative,  inspirational contacts and info where onsite you must take what you get.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 3, 2013 7:45 PM

Maps of the World (a great website for maps!) also does weekly polls. This infographic is the 59th Fryday Poll, and it begins with a definition of addiction from the Merrian-Webster Dictionary and then goes on to explore a range topics including:

* A Generation of Internet Addicts

* Is Internet Addiction a Mental Disorder

* Facebook Addiction

* Gaming Addiction 

and much more. A variety of resources were used in creating this infographic (including a survey they offered on their website, Facebook page and through Twitter). The site does provide a link to a text only version and it says that version will provide references, but it was not working when I check it out.

Paula Arenas's curator insight, March 3, 2013 10:59 PM

Adicta a internet... naaaaa... 

Wong Wei Sheng's curator insight, June 24, 3:05 AM
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Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too
Tracks what is developing about net neutrality, the right to access the internet and information, and other multi-media news, mail, print, technological, radio, wifi, trends and any communication system.A watchful eye on communication policy is kept to report new developments and organized citizen efforts to push back and protect citizens' communication systems from government and corporate over reaching.
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T-Mobile Austria refuses request to block Pirate Bay

T-Mobile Austria refuses request to block Pirate Bay | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
In a continuing trend that shows ISPs on the continent have more backbone than all of the big ones in the UK, T-Mobile Austria has refused a request from a copyright lobby group to voluntarily block The Pirate Bay and a number of other sites, after...
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Washington Post Gets the Net Neutrality Rules Wrong

Washington Post Gets the Net Neutrality Rules Wrong | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The FCC enacted sensible Net Neutrality protections based on the strong legal footing of Title II classification. While there’s room for debate on all of the ins and outs of the law, it’s wrong to suggest that it sweeps in everything on the Internet.
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Forget selfies! The latest holiday accessory is a professional photographer

Forget selfies! The latest holiday accessory is a professional photographer | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
The trend for uploading holiday photos on social media has led one travel company to include a personal photographer to document your trip and deliver a daily supply of Instagram-friendly images for you to share online It’s difficult not to feel...
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Politwoops shutdown raises questions about Twitter’s rules

Politwoops shutdown raises questions about Twitter’s rules | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Can social websites protect their users while still allowing outside groups to hold politicians and other public figures accountable for their statements?
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Chapter 4: Phone use in social gatherings

Chapter 4: Phone use in social gatherings | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
This section of the report focuses on cellphone usage in group settings and social gatherings — encounters where people’s use of cellphones might change the basic dynamic of the group.
The survey probed these issues in several ways.
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Chapter 2: Phone Use in Public Areas

Chapter 2: Phone Use in Public Areas | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
One of the key parts of this survey centered on questions about how cell owners use their phones in public places — for instance, whether they use their phones to look up information about where they are going or to avoid interacting with other...
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Americans’ Views on Mobile Etiquette

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Cellphones and smartphones have become a mainstay in the lives of many Americans, and this has introduced new challenges into how users and non-users alike approach basic social norms and etiquette.
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On The Line: Jason Leopold On “The Google Search That Made The CIA Spy On The US Senate”

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McLean entrepreneur sells Internet phone company to Vonage - Washington Post

McLean entrepreneur sells Internet phone company to Vonage - Washington Post | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Steve Canton inks deal for &u0024;92 million in cash, promising a big payday.
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Did Wikipedia Just Outsmart Russia's Internet Blacklist? - Global Voices Online

Did Wikipedia Just Outsmart Russia's Internet Blacklist? - Global Voices Online | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is trying something new in the fight against Russian censorship, and it might actually work.
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Cuba's Low Level of Internet Use: Not a Policy of Restricting the Flow of ... - Center for Research on Globalization

Cuba's Low Level of Internet Use: Not a Policy of Restricting the Flow of ... - Center for Research on Globalization | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
If you want to find examples of governments restricting the flow of information on the internet for political purposes, look to the United States and its allies, and not to the low-level of interne...
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THE NET NEUTRALITY REPORT: Where we are now, what happens next, and why mobile is central to the debate

THE NET NEUTRALITY REPORT: Where we are now, what happens next, and why mobile is central to the debate | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Americans are increasingly ditching their...
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Twitter blocks access to political transparency organisation Politwoops

Twitter blocks access to political transparency organisation Politwoops | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Group that archives deleted tweets from legislators has its access to social network shut off
Twitter has shut off access to 31 accounts that chronicled and archived the deleted tweets of politicians, diplomats and embassies around the world.
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Dish, Sinclair End Broadcast Network Blackout… For Now, At Least

Dish, Sinclair End Broadcast Network Blackout… For Now, At Least | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
(Brady O’Brien) Dish’s latest contract fight with the networks it airs has wrapped up much more quickly than usual: less than a day after nearly 130 Sinclair channels went dark on the satellite provider, the local channels are back on in 5 million...
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SnapIt - Screen Capture Software

SnapIt - Screen Capture Software | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it

SnapIt is easy to use screen capture software which allows you to capture anything on the screen such as windows, menus, full screen, rectangular regions, web pages, take shots of moving images and paste it in any document or on disk.

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#Blessed: The Internet actually makes us happier, science says - Washington Post

#Blessed: The Internet actually makes us happier, science says - Washington Post | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Forget your FOMO. A new paper says that Internet use ups "life satisfaction."
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FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Hit With New Lawsuits From Telecom Companies

FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Hit With New Lawsuits From Telecom Companies | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
AT&T Inc. and three cable and wireless trade groups have filed separate lawsuits challenging the FCC's new regulations governing web traffic.
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Old news put still ongoing as far as I know.

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Chapter 3: When it is acceptable — or not — to use cellphones in public spaces

Chapter 3: When it is acceptable — or not — to use cellphones in public spaces | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
People’s cellphone use has injected itself into public spaces.
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Chapter 1: Always on Connectivity

Chapter 1: Always on Connectivity | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
For most Americans, the cellphone is no longer an auxiliary or supplementary device to their landline telephone. Roughly nine-in-ten Americans own a cellphone and nearly two-thirds own a smartphone. Recent research from the U.S.
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ICANN publishes proposal to end US oversight of internet - American Thinker (blog)

ICANN publishes proposal to end US oversight of internet - American Thinker (blog) | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
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ICANN publishes proposal to end US oversight of internet
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The "multistakeholder" model is flawed.
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Facebook And Google Vie To Bring Internet Connectivity To All - DOGOnews

Facebook And Google Vie To Bring Internet Connectivity To All - DOGOnews | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
For those living in developed countries, life without Internet connectivity is almost unimaginable.
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Net Neutrality: IAMAI tells DoT that it is opposed to zero-rating plans - The Indian Express

Net Neutrality: IAMAI tells DoT that it is opposed to zero-rating plans - The Indian Express | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Opposing zero-rated plans of any type, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) today said such plans will harm online content
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The elephant in the room: The trust deficit issue with public clouds - ITProPortal

The elephant in the room: The trust deficit issue with public clouds - ITProPortal | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
While cloud storage has certainly revolutionised the way people store and share data – all is not as well as it might seem. The problem is Privacy.
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One of the country's best VPNs taken down by the Chinese Police - Techworm

One of the country's best VPNs taken down by the Chinese Police - Techworm | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Following pressure from Chinese police on Saturday, one of China's great anti-censorship tools had to shut down.
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Did Google try to derail Net neutrality in India? - iFreePress.com (blog)

Did Google try to derail Net neutrality in India? - iFreePress.com (blog) | Occupy Your Voice! Mulit-Media News and Net Neutrality Too | Scoop.it
Zero rating is essentially a practice wherein users can access specific websites or apps free of charge, while carriers strike deals with app developers to recoup the data costs.
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