EVER SINCE the internet stormed our lives, it has changed our very DNA. This technological revolution has turned the world into a global village. It has re-defined the way we share information. The phenomenal growth of social-networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter epitomizes the kind of connected society we have like never before.
Now-a-days, I don't ask anything to my peers or colleagues and I just strike search button of Google. It is increasingly becoming difficult to de-addict from this powerful medium.
A recent survey conducted by Norton Security of Symantec reveals that online Indians stay connected to the Internet close to 8.4 hours a day. It is not a happy development. Such net addicted people have to pay their pound of flesh on relationships both within as well as outside family. Net addiction is also equated with any other malady, but the only difference is psychological.
The other interesting revelation that came in the survey is, 83 per cent of the respondents said they could not stay away from the Internet for more than 24 hours. Internet withdrawal symptoms struck fast when Web connection got severed, with one in two online Indians feeling the effects within the first three hours.
I read somewhere that we must browse internet with clear agenda in mind. We should search according to our requirement. In fact, the requirement should be quantified in definite terms with duration of time to be spent so that we could distribute our time efficiently among all our chores.
So it is my sagely advice to keep a tab on online habits, otherwise, it may snowball into a psychological syndrome and collapse our life.
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