For the past few days , Tracy has been seen talking to her school friends after school hours . She has been seen going shopping at the mall . She has been seen going with her parents for their weekly family dinner . She has also been helping at the local community centre . So what is so abnormal about this situation ? The answer being that Tracy has not been seen doing any of the above from the time her father bought her a laptop two years back . So why is Tracy involved in all of these activities now [banner_entry_middle]
br She has joined the Webaholics De-addiction Center , to cure her of her addiction to the Internet . The above-mentioned situation and solution are hypothetical , yet most people may identify with it and for those who do not , welcome to the world of Webaholism
To put it across in a more technical manner , Webaholism is a dependency on the world-wide web (Internet ) characterized by craving (a strong need to use the Internet for web browsing and chatting , loss of control (being unable to stop staying away from the Internet despite a desire to do so , loss of interest in everything else . This new addiction is quickly spreading all over the world . Along with various developments that have helped us grow by leaps and bounds in this century , it has also brought with it certain ill effects , Webaholism being the most recent one . People irrespective of their age , location monetary standing etc . are being affected by this fast spreading disease
There is no doubt that the Internet provides us various opportunities for learning . The clique that advocates for the Internet talks about the educational benefits of computers and the Internet . Anyone can now access information on every conceivable subject . They can access websites from their own homes that will teach them about various places traditions , and cultures of the world . It has become a very useful tool in assisting students to do their schoolwork . There is a mass of information on the Internet , which can be extracted at the press of a button the amount of research that can be done with the help of Internet is phenomenal
The Internet is also a huge warehouse of entertainment . It combines the pleasures of watching movies , listening to music , chatting with friends the options being countless . There are various sites , which allow music and movies download , for a small fee . There is also a new concept on the Internet called blog , which is an abbreviation for web log . It is a site wherein one can put in one ‘s thoughts or opinion about a particular and other people who read that can post their comments about it . There are also numerous sites , which serve as discussion forums for various s . From the younger to the older generation , every person uses the Internet for one need or the other . It helps us to connect with people and places , which in normal circumstances would be close to impossible
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