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July 24, 2011

WE CAN STOP ANY TIME WE WANT

People deprived of the internet feel 'upset and lonely' and find going offline as hard as quitting smoking or drinking

(Thanks to Mark Schlesinger)

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Absolutely, Dave. We're just here on a casual basis, there's no withdrawal compulsion involved.

Does being on the internet lead to the use of harder electronic behaviors like tweeting or texting every single thing you do or think?

Gateway to texting during this anonymous teacher's lectures only to have said teacher swoop in and confiscate said electronic device.

Not for some of us, cindy. The day you catch me 'tweeting' is the day you can shoot me in the head.

Gateway to Texting opened for The Jonas Brothers.

Jeff,

Me 2.

I just wonder what these people have to say on all of those sopcial networking sites.

I am a fairly private person and can't imagine the stuff people put out there about themselves.

Don't they know that once it is out there it is out there for good?

If I wear socks with my sandals, drive with my hands on 10 and 2, drive wiht my blinker on, or start to tweet , please take me out and whack me, you will be doing me a favor!

I'm on Facebook but mainly because I have a large family that is scattered all over the south. It's a good way to keep in touch however, I don't post stuff that is private and that I wouldn't mind telling someone face to face. I don't mean to brag but I'm on Gene Weingarten and Stephen King's friends list. Along with about 20,000 other people but still!

Here is some idiot's latest Facebook "GREAT IDEA." "Hee-hee! Let's all type in our birthplace! Then we can see where everyone is from!" Yeah, and some nimrod hacker can get the answer to your security question in your bank account, too... Gad! Stupidity on social networking contraptions never ceases to amaze one and all over the age of 45...

I do NOT have an internet problem! I swear! I'M FINE, DAMMIT! NOW LEAVE ME ALONE!

I tweet, face and link (biz), but have no desire to say anything more personal than "It's a beautiful day in VA". Most of the time it's sniping comments on the news just like here.

Hey! Just because I've been obsessively refreshing LiveJournal ever since it went down, just in case it suddenly came back, THAT DOESN'T MEAN I HAVE A PROBLEM!!

*twitch*

did anyone see this, linked on the same page?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2017359/Google-warns-TWO-MILLION-users-computers-infected-virus.html

yikes.

p.s. mostly i post pictures of birds on facebook. if someone wants to see where i've been, they can... but i don't think it's terribly harmful for people to know that private fact about me. hey, judi likes birds! woohoo. also i repost political news stories, and lots and lots and lots of barbershop links. which hey, if people watch them, they can HAVE my hometown and my mother's maiden name.

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