Tuesday, October 17, 2006

IDENTITY CRISIS

Just when you think you have figured yourself out...It turns out you are a single college-educated, white male in his mid 30's..........Wait does that say thirty hours a week oh wait oh hell no!!!~ I wish I had thirty hours a week to do anything other than heat up nuggets, spray shout and pick up dog hair. Oh my zoo has saved me.

Geesh


The United States could be rife with Internet addicts as clinically ill as alcoholics, an unprecedented study released suggested.
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in Silicon Valley said their telephone survey indicated more than one of every eight US residents showed at least one sign of "problematic Internet use."



The findings backed those of previous, less rigorous studies, according to Stanford.

Most disturbing was the discovery that some people hid their Internet surfing, or went online to cure foul moods in ways that mirrored alcoholics using booze, according to the study's lead author, Elias Aboujaoude.

"In a sense, they're using the Internet to self-medicate," Aboujaoude said. "And obviously something is wrong when people go out of their way to hide their Internet activity."

According to preliminary research, the typical Internet addict was a single, college-educated, white male in his 30s, who spends approximately 30 hours a week on non-essential computer use.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

so if you did have 30 extra hours that would make you a single white college educated male!! Ha Ha

Kate G said...

I find myself hiding to use the computer too. I guess I have a problem. Soon we'll have a 12 step program I'm sure. Next there will be paid time off from work so we can check ourselves into a treatment facility for IA, or Spacaholics or Blogger's Annonomus... see where this is going?

maggie said...

your funny, do you ever get irritated with your spouse if they are online and you wanna be? I pretty much stand behind him breath down his neck and tap my foot poor guy.