How Much Is Too Much Internet Use?

I just read an article about Americans’ non-work related Internet use.

In a survey of 2,513 adults (average age 48 years), reseachers found that 68.9 percent were regular Internet users and that:

  • 13.7 percent found it hard to stay away from the Internet for several days at a time;
  • 12.4 percent stayed online longer than intended very often or often;
  • 12.3 percent had seen a need to cut back on Internet use at some point;
  • 8.7 percent tried to hide nonessential Internet use from family, friends and employers;
  • 8.2 percent used the Internet as a way to escape problems or relieve negative moods;
  • 5.9 percent felt their relationships suffered as a result of excessive Internet use.

And of course, my first thought after reading the article was that I *had* to blog about it. 🙂


1 comment

  1. If you took away MySpace and YouTube the top three bullets would be cut in half. If you took away internet porn the last three would drop to 0.

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