Are you an Internet Addict?

Looks like modern medicine is catching up to what MMO players have known for years: that some people become addicted to the internet. *turns the mirror to face the wall*

Growing concern over Internet addiction

Not to make light of the situation, because I do know people who have lost themselves online, but this paragraph makes the whole article sound like a late April Fool’s joke:

Internet addicts may also get the “cyber shakes” when off line, exhibiting agitation and typing motions of the fingers when not at the computer.

I can honestly say that no matter how far gone people get, I’ve never seen anyone making ‘typing motions’ as described here. Now I’ve seen lots of people addicted to various substances and behaviors drum their fingers due to being restless and anxious. But that has nothing to do with it being like typing.

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