A New Addiction
A new generation addiction is quickly
spreading all over the world. Weboholism,
a twentieth century disease, affects
people of different ages.
Tuncer from Turkey
a modern day addiction to computers.
"new generation" addiction is quickly spreading all
over the world. Weboholism, a twentieth century
disease, affects people from different ages. They
surf the net, use e-mail, and speak in chat rooms.
They spend many hours on the computer, and it
becomes a compulsive habit. They can not stop, and
it affects their lives.
years ago, no one thought that using computers
could become compulsive behavior that could affect
the social and physical life of computer users.
This obsessional behavior has affected teenagers
and college students. They are likely to log on
computers and spend long hours at different
become hooked on computers and gradually their
social and school life is affected by this
situation. They spend all free time surfing and
don't concentrate on homework, so this addiction
influences their grades and success at school.
Because they can find everything on the websites,
they "hang out" there. Moreover, this addiction to
websites influences their social life.
spend more time in front of computers than with
their friends. The relation with their friends
changes. The virtual life becomes more important
than their real life. They have a new language that
they speak in the chat rooms and it causes cultural
changes in the sane society.
of the change in their behavior, they begin to
isolate themselves from the society and live with
their virtual friends. They share their emotions
and feelings with "friends" who they have never met
in their life. Although they feel confident on the
computer, they are not confident with real live
friends they have know all their life. It is a
problem for the future. This addictive behavior is
beginning to affect all the world.
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