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Monitoring Internet Addiction? Here’s the Solution

People keep asking me what i have been doing in holidays. I am confused on what to say to them 😉 Even though i look busy but i am doing nothing, some thing very similar “Look Busy Do Nothing” 😉 Thanks to the Broadband connection i took a month back from Reliance. I am most of the time hooked on to the internet. You may think that i am busy studying online or searching for some information. If you do think so  then you are wrong. The last thing i would like to do on internet is search for information. People may laugh at me when i tell what i do online. I keep looking at the blog stats analysing what people read at my blog or i keep watching the download speed, its fluctuations- I usually keep downloading softwares, games and so on. Remaining time i spent on reading the Movie reviews cause cannot trust on movies, some turn out to be lousy and some worth watching. And people who want to get in touch with me can do it very easily cause i am online most of the time. People reading this may think why has he written all this crap 😉 Its because i always think of my addiction to internet. Due to the addiction most of my work becomes a back log or its not done properly.

This not just happens with me, almost everyone who  logs on to the internet these days claims some level of internet addiction. Addiction can be constantly checking emails, reading news sites or social networking. I read about a way to monitor the Internet Addiction in Times Of India, Bangalore Edition dated 12th June, in the Times Business section under “Geek Quotient”. I will be puting up the excerpt from the Article here:
PageAddict” (pageaddict.com) is one tool that will let you keep your internet addiction. The application sits on FireFox explorer as an add-on extension (Download). One installed ot gives you a detailed category wise summary of the time one has wasted on each website. And there is even an option to restrict how much time one spends in each category in a day”

I feel this is for me. Let me try and hope my internet addiction can be checked 😉

Source: Times Of India, Bangalore Edition, dated 12th June.

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