Are you addicted to the computer?

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Sharon - posted on 08/31/2010

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I think some SAHMs will score higher without actually being addicted - when I was more of a SAHM - I left my computer up all day and just listened for the pings that told me some one was in IMs or finally made it to the chatroom. I'd stop whatever was I doing, if I was able, and go chat for a few. Then go back to my chores. I did spazz when my computer went down because I lost my only connection with anyone to talk to besides a pair of toddlers. But once i had a nice collection of phone numbers - it didn't bother me at all to have my computer go down.

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C. - posted on 09/02/2010

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I'm afraid to see what mine would be now, as my friend and I are looking into going into business together, so we are both trying to gather as much info as possible :/ Blasted internet and all it's informative sites..

LaCi - posted on 09/02/2010

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I'd imagine from the ages of 15-20 I'd have scored extremely high. Not that I was addicted, but I pretty much never slept so I'd surf the web and chat for hours and hours through the night.

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35% ... like others have said, I think the questions are not an accurate way to figure out if you truly are addicted or not (like others, I have back problems, so I clicked on "no" for the backache questions because my back DOES hurt, but not from the computer... also, I clicked "no" on the eating while surfing the web, but I work from hom on my computer and it's just way more convenient for me to eat and work at the same time... that doesn't make me an addict, it makes me dedicated to my job! lol)...

Oh, and I did struggle on a few of the questions about how being on the computer makes me feel... We were without internet service for the last 3 weeks (just got it back yesterday! Yay!!!) and I was SO happy to get back on here, but not to the point of addiction... I mean, I did wait until the next day before posting on here... lol

Jacquie - posted on 09/01/2010

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Lol 50%. I thought it would be higher. Well, I miss talking to grown-ups. My hubby isn't a talker, my eight year old is temperamental and my baby doesn't talk. (babababababa doesn't count, although it's fun to say) At least on the computer I connect with the outside world somewhat.

Tah - posted on 09/01/2010

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if it helps you addicts feel better, i am in philosophy class as we speak on my laptop because he can't stop talking about himself with the chick in the first row and i have already done all his work for the first month...darn 3 hour lectures....so im on the computer

Becky - posted on 08/31/2010

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I got 25%. I probably could've scored higher, but I agree, the questions were weird. I do bring the laptop to the table with me sometimes, or eat at the computer. My biggest problem is that I stay up way too late at night on the computer because it's the only uninterrupted computer time I get!

Katherine - posted on 08/31/2010

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Yes definite;y being a SAHM makes you want to have that 'adult' connection. I talk to my 18mo all the time about stuff and to me it's nuts.

Jodi - posted on 08/31/2010

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20% :) Probably because I answered that I do eat meals at the computer. I often have breakfast and lunch sitting here at the computer!! But why not? I'm home on my own, and daytime TV sucks. I'd hardly say that is a sign I'm addicted......it is just convenient, because then I am doing 2 things at once, and can get on with other things once I've finished!!

Ez - posted on 08/31/2010

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I scored 30%.. which I'd say is pretty accurate. I like my computer, and it's a great way to pass the time after my daughter is in bed, but it certainly isn't my favourite part of my day lol.

Katherine - posted on 08/31/2010

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It's a serious addiction. Like gambling and alcoholism. Which I find weird.......but it's there in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

Tah - posted on 08/31/2010

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well Sharon, i guess my husband will come over to build your husband that pole from the kitchen to your bedroom like he's building mine. If your place is naked in front of him, own it, know your place...lol

Sharon - posted on 08/31/2010

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wow - I only got a 20% I answered "no" to the "does family or friends say you spend to much time online" because only my husband complains about it and he complains about anything I do that doesn't require me to be naked and in front of him... ie. cook to much fancy stuff, read to much, online to much, at work to much ....

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My back never hurts from the computer. I'm way too lazy in my chair to let that happen. My butt, on the other hand, is an entirely different story, but they didn't ask if your butt ever hurts cuz you never get up from your computer chair. ;)

Tah - posted on 08/31/2010

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5%....apparently i needed a friend to help me log on...but i agree the questions were weird, i have backaches because i was in a car accident and i am a nurse so i stand all day, pull, roll, hoist, push...etc....so yeah..it hurts..often..lol...not from the computer...i do take my laptop to class with me so when my teacher is telling dry jokes in Philosophy i'll dip on here really quickly and my History 2 class is online....

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I got 30%, but they don't know what they are talking about since when I am home and awake I am on the computer almost constantly... Their questions were just dumb. ;)

Isobel - posted on 08/31/2010

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15%...but I suspect I go in cycles...cause there are definitely times where I spend WAY more time here

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Your score is 35 %.

I spend a lot of time not working while at work but I'm in a call center... and when there are no calls.... well there is no work.

Louise - posted on 08/31/2010

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I am not addicted to the computer even though I bob in and out of facebook during the day. Unlike my husband who bobs in and out all day and then sits playing games until the early hours of the morning every night. it is not the computer that is addictive it's the bloody i-phones too!

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/31/2010

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Your score is 35 %.
wich means im not addicted YET....... :-)

Charlene - posted on 08/31/2010

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I got 10% and they asked me if I needed a friend to help log me on. :( haha.

I don't own a computer, I use my mother's when I am at her house, but that's not an everyday thing, so my computer time is limited.. and I don't overly care if I ever own a computer.

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