Internet Addiction Symptoms

Symptoms you're addicted to the Internet:

  • You kiss your girlfriend's home page.

  • Your bookmark menu takes 15 minutes to scroll from top to bottom.

  • Your eyeglasses have a web site burned in on them.

  • You find yourself brainstorming for new subjects to search.

  • You refuse to go to a vacation spot with no electricity and no phone lines.

  • You finally do take that vacation, but only after buying a cellular modem and a laptop.

  • You spend half of the plane trip with your laptop on your lap... and your child in the overhead compartment.

  • All your daydreaming is preoccupied with getting a faster connection to the net: ...ISDN... cable modem... T1... T3.

  • You dream in HTML.

  • You refer to going to the bathroom as downloading.

  • Your heart races faster and beats irregularly each time you see a new WWW site address in print or on TV, even though you've never had heart problems before.

  • You step out of your room and realize that your parents have moved and you don't have a clue when it happened.

  • You turn on your intercom when leaving the room so you can hear if new e-mail arrives.

  • You refer to all of your friends with an @ in their names.

  • When looking at a pageful of someone else's links, you notice all of them are already highlighted in purple.

  • Your dog has his own home page.

  • Your husband tells you he's had the beard for 2 months.

  • You can't call your mother... she doesn't have a modem.

  • Your wife says communication is important in a marriage... so you buy another computer and install a second phone line so the two of you can chat.

[ Author Unknown -- from 'Colorado Comments' ]


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