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A fact about the internet...

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 Studies show that the internet is making us lonely, depressed and possibly crazy.

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Do you think this is true?  Do you know anyone that this is happening too?

by on Mar. 14, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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Esmrlda
by Esme on Mar. 19, 2013 at 12:30 AM
Good point, maybe this is just a way for them not to deal with life and their problems.

Quoting LadyDiamond927:

I read an article about that, but I don't total agree...like everything in this world there's good & bad in everything that we do. I remember years ago there was an article saying there  was nothing positive about the Internet, just pornographic material,  but that wasn't true either. When they do these studies...my question is who did they study?  Is it a known fact that the people in the study weren't lonely, depressed or crazy before the Internet? Just my thoughts :)

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LEK19
by Platinum Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM

I do believe people were lonely, depressed and crazy before the internet came along!

There's a flipside to everything!

alexgia
by Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 7:15 PM

i would think it would be helpful for people that are isolated.

smile357
by Member on Mar. 19, 2013 at 7:31 PM

I know that sometimes the internet and CM specifically keeps me sane. Or as sane as I'm gonna get. Personally I think that too much of anything is not good. I also know that with out some of social media I would not have met some of the wonderful people that I have met. 

rosebud727
by Rose on Mar. 19, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Actually, for some shut-in's it has actually broadened their ability to connect with other's they couldn't with otherwise.

For some, it's like an addiction but I think most have it pretty well under control. I have a job that requires lots of "on" time. When I get home I don't spend a lot of time on the net.

Esmrlda
by Esme on Mar. 20, 2013 at 2:50 PM

 

Quoting LEK19:

I do believe people were lonely, depressed and crazy before the internet came along!

There's a flipside to everything!

 So true LEK! 

Esmrlda
by Esme on Mar. 20, 2013 at 2:52 PM

 I think so too. I have a friend who is disabled and she is fighting the county. She is always running around making copies and writing papers. I told her if she had a computer she could save so much time. She says then she would have to learn to use the computer. and that would take time....

Quoting alexgia:

i would think it would be helpful for people that are isolated.

 

Esmrlda
by Esme on Mar. 20, 2013 at 2:54 PM

 I agree with the shut ins.  They even give discounts for disabled people.

Im like you, when I get home the last thing I want to do is go on the computer since I am on it all day.

Quoting rosebud727:

Actually, for some shut-in's it has actually broadened their ability to connect with other's they couldn't with otherwise.

For some, it's like an addiction but I think most have it pretty well under control. I have a job that requires lots of "on" time. When I get home I don't spend a lot of time on the net.

 

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