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  • Internet Addiction - 1,323 words
    Internet Addiction A Growing Epidemic in America: Internet Addiction The Internet has become one of the most universal methods for communication with over 100 million users worldwide. From e-mail to the possibly billions of web pages, there is an infinite amount of information flowing. And another enticing aspect of the Internet, is the opportunity to interact with other people. Chat Rooms and MUD (Multi-User Dimensional) games offer the person the ability to talk and mingle with others online. But with this newfound freedom, also comes the possibility of abuse and addiction. Internet addiction, also known as Pathological Internet use, has emerged as a very destructive force in today's socie ...
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  • Internet Users Turn Into Addictes - 1,235 words
    Internet Users Turn Into Addictes Internet Users turn into Addicts As I sit here and look across the street, I see my neighbor in front of his own computer; the screen glowing against the window behind him. He does not use his personal computer for work, he is a farmer. He has become what is known as an Internet Junky. Internet means a network of networks, a super highway that links online services and computer networks at companies, universities, and government agencies all around the world. Internet usage has become very popular with in the past years. It is used for entertainment, communication and resources. It has become an important tool which many people have in their homes and childr ...
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  • Part I - 1,479 words
    PART I "Welcome online!". These are often the first words many teenagers hear when they come back home from school. For the past few years, the "Internet's distractions to teenagers" has been a major social problem, and I have read many articles on students who are "addicted" to the Internet. Also, I have seen many people get involved in "surfing on the net", and have seen their systematic lives deteriorate with their access to the Internet. This social issue has become even more serious as the great strides in technological advancements entice teenagers with newer temptations. Because of all the attention given to this issue, I have decided to research it and learn more about how the Intern ...
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  • Part I - 1,398 words
    ... ic-related web sites on the net, but also the whole music industry, as it is now possible to visit sites that allow anyone to listen to a part of a song or even watch a music video. The growth in the number of teenagers collecting songs is much like the one when people started collecting records. However, the only difference is that on the Internet, there is a greater variety of music, and that one can stay at home while buying or listening to the songs. These improvements attract those who are too lazy to go to stores to buy the records (Vittachi). As shown in the survey of one thousand high school students, online interactions in the form of chatrooms or newsgroups are where users spen ...
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  • Research Paper Theme: Social Impact Of The Internet 8 October 1997 Abstract The Internet Is The Largest Source Of Information - 1,011 words
    Research Paper Theme: Social Impact of the Internet 8 October 1997 ABSTRACT The Internet is the largest source of information in the world today. With its web sites and chat rooms, it is a means of communicating with people in places all over the face of the earth. Since its conception in 1973, the Internet has grown at a whirlwind rate. 51 million adults, were on-line as of the second quarter 1997 in the United States alone. Some say that the Internet is so enjoyable that it is almost addictive. The problem is that researchers are beginning to agree with them. Studies are revealing that there may be an actual form of addiction involved with over-use of the Internet. Identifying which catego ...
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  • Research Paper Theme: Social Impact Of The Internet 8 October 1997 Abstract The Internet Is The Largest Source Of Information - 985 words
    ... r identity, work position, marital status, or any (3) other of a number of characteristics that affect their role in life. The real problem with this addiction, however, is its sociological effects. A number of people say that the Internet is like traveling. They say each trip is like a new journey and you never know where it is going to take you. The problem is that they spend so much time on the net that they withdraw from regular society. They escape reality into a culture with no real boundaries or existence. While lost in this so called Cyber Community for long periods of time, they are neglecting other important activities like; time with the family, socializing, work and health co ...
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  • The Internet - 1,983 words
    The Internet The Internet is, literally, a network of networks. It is made of thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to humble PCs in people's homes and offices. Despite the recent publicity, the Internet is not a new thing. Its roots lie in a collection of computers that were linked together in the 1970s to form the US Department of Defense's communications systems. Fearing the consequences of nuclear attack, there was no central computer holding vast amounts of data, but instead the information was dispersed across thousands of machines. A protocol known as TCP/IP was developed to a ...
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