October 19, 2005

PSYCHOLOGY OF CYBERSPACE ::

I came across this topic during one of my recent journal reviews..Its quite interesting to learn how the internet plays a part in our lives. There is a demarcation between the use of internet as a source of livelihood and for entertainment purposes..

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Top 10 Signs You're Addicted to the Net :

[In a narrow sense, Would the signs mentioned below be applicable to bloggers as well ??]

10. You wake up at 3 a.m. to go to the bathroom and stop and check your e-mail on the way back to bed.
9. You get a tattoo that reads "This body best viewed with Netscape Navigator 1.1 or higher."
8. You name your children Eudora, Mozilla and Dotcom.
7. You turn off your modem and get this awful empty feeling, like you just pulled the plug on a loved one.
6. You spend half of the plane trip with your laptop on your lap...and your child in the overhead compartment.
5. You decide to stay in college for an additional year or two, just for the free Internet access.
4. You laugh at people with 2400-baud modems.
3. You start using smileys in your snail mail.
2. The last mate you picked up was a JPEG.
1. Your hard drive crashes. You haven't logged in for two hours. You start to twitch. You pick up the phone and manually dial your ISP's access number. You try to hum to communicate with the modem.
You succeed.


Due credits Dr.John Suler

35 comments:

lakshmi said...

Yes, some is apllicable to bloggers as well,especially using smileys.

Ganesh said...

haha
;)

Ganesh said...

serioulsy speaking I prefer meeting people in person than thro blogs.
The way things are going soon we will eat sleep do everything in front of a pc.

யாத்திரீகன் said...

me on 10,4 & 3

thatz why i try out a week of shutdown every month... mouna viratham madhiri.. no pc viratham... appo first 2 naal kurukuru-nu irukum.. but next 5 days its fun...

Vijay Ramamurthi said...

well some of them apply to bloggers as well I guess :)

sathyus said...

how true..every weekend when labs close on campus..i do feel lost..but then why do we let the technology get the better of us? have u herd of Vipasana ? that meditaion grp that helps ppl get over these things?

narayanan said...

except for 10 which I do occasionally, I haven't done any of the other 9. Still am one big time addict of the net, other than time I sleep, eat, cook or talk on the phone rest of the time I am on the internet :-)

hehe Dr.Suler needs to revise his predictions ;-)

Rags said...

I really get cranky if I lose my Internet Connection.. It literally stops my day right there...

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Addiction to the NET ...tell me about it.!! I am sitting here thinking what would happen if the NET goes down for a few days..! Why...a few hours.!!

Oops, I think I need therapy.!! My addiction levels are pretty high...!! If I take the points you've mentioned.!!

Matt said...

" 10. You wake up at 3 a.m. to go to the bathroom and stop and check your e-mail on the way back to bed..." + Login to Messenger to see if any buddy is online.

--> very much true! ;-)

Random Access said...

haha..checkin msgr for sure anytime i wake up :P...whether at house or office...

Random Access
The search has just begun !!!

Jeevan said...

I think i am going near to Blog addiction.

Nyneishia said...

Hi prabhu..

ty for visiting my blog n the comments :). You got a nice place here. :) Will catch up on the other posts later..

just a quick comment.. its 6:40 AM.. i am supposed to get ready n leave. My bus leaves at 7:15. And here I am checking my blogs n reading others :P. And ofcourse.. some quality justification that i am checkn my mails as well..
Do I qualify for addiction therapy ?

Maran said...

Yap I'm addicted :-).

யாத்திரீகன் said...

sorry to spam here prabhu..

fellow US bloggers.. need some help here

http://kolkataprince.blogspot.com/2005/10/anybody-having-suggestions-plz.html

anybody ?!

G3 said...

haha ... funny. I particularly liked Point 5. In fact, when I was leaving college this was one of my major concerns!

Me too said...

From TV addiction(didn't even dream I would give up on watching TV) to Internet addiction now.

Arjuna_Speaks said...

dude - the first thing I do when I get up in the morning is switch on my computer! :)

Ram.C said...

intersting and hilarious one on these net things...

Eclectic Blogger said...

Hmm.. Good one.. point 6 super ;-)

Me said...

hahaha... i dont have any of these signs but still feel that i am addicted :)

Prabu Karthik said...

2 days back i went to the eye doc for treatment.

Doc:
enna velai pannareenga?

Me:
Software Doctor

Doc:
Oru nalaiku 8 hrs computer munnadi dana?

Me:
Illa doctor, adukkum mela irukkum

Doc:
Hm. Kalaila pal velakradhukku munnadi irundhu night thoongaradhu varaikum online daan nu sollunga

Me:
:(


Why would i ever open my mouth? I dont know how many of my tribesmen had gone to him for the same eye problem

Venky Krishnamoorthy said...

Very hilarious

thennavan said...

You are not just addicted to the Internet. You are tethered to it. How else do you explain the fact that I need to periodically check my online banking account just to make sure I pay my bills on time or otherwise start to panic if a due date falls *today* and I am yet to initiate payment for a CC :-)

Nanyaar? said...

Good post.. first time to your spot..

NANYAAR?

Kika Gops said...

Thanks prabhu, for checking on my site even when I had got lost, and to comment when I posted again.

Swapna said...

Haha...
Nice one...
Just recd a forward email where a guy shaves sitting in front of the webcam....looking at the monitor...now thats heights!!!!
:)

narayanan said...

check this one :)))))

Rajesh said...

Nice Post..

One more symptom i came to know..

You say "SCROLL UP" when someone asks what it was you said

Ambi said...

The video posted by ranganathan st. says it all. Man you just cant live without it. Particulary if you have cable or dsl.

kalai said...

am pretty much addicted to it...the first thing i do in the morning is to check email! :)

cant live without checking email for more than 10 mins...though i know i wudnt have got, i feel relieved after i check!!!

Raj said...

Enna machi,
cool blog da,

See this US DESI blog..hope we can exchange links..
http://usdesi.blogspot.com

Slice Of Life said...

yes,some are ture
uma

Jo said...

:-)) Haha... 'Eudora' would be a nice name for a baby girl!

Sharath MS said...

Check out http://www.google-kai.com

This is the height of addiction .. lol

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