Take This Test To See If You Are Addicted To The Internet

Over at the web site netaddiction.com they offer a self-test to determine your addiction to the Internet. I took the test and I scored 35. Not bad, since the score seems to indicate that I am an average user. I wouldn’t want my wife to see the answers I put down for some of the questions, since I am sure she would disagree. LOL

The scoring determines your addiction:

After you’ve answered all the questions, add the numbers you selected for each response to obtain a final score. The higher your score, the greater your level of addiction and the problems your Internet usage causes. Here’s a general scale to help measure your score:

20 – 49 points: You are an average on-line user. You may surf the Web a bit too long at times, but you have control over your usage.

50 -79 points: You are experiencing occasional or frequent problems because of the Internet. You should consider their full impact on your life.

80 – 100 points: Your Internet usage is causing significant problems in your life. You should evaluate the impact of the Internet on your life and address the problems directly caused by your Internet usage.

Take the test and let us know what you think. Please remember that you shouldn’t take the results seriously since there are so many factors that can influence your use of the Internet. I use it for business and rarely play. My answers reflected a working relationship using the Internet as a tool.

Comments welcome.

Internet Addiction Test

Walk Score Your Neighborhood

Moving? What to find a neighborhood in which you can walk to stores and not drive? Than give Walk Score a try. This web site provides the user with a score which indicates how easy or not so easy it would be to walk to stores in the area. Walk Score describes themselves as:

How It Works

Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking.

What does my score mean?

Your Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100. Here are general guidelines for interpreting your score:

  • 90–100 = Walkers’ Paradise: Most errands can be accomplished on foot and many people get by without owning a car.
  • 70–89 = Very Walkable: It’s possible to get by without owning a car.
  • 50–69 = Somewhat Walkable: Some stores and amenities are within walking distance, but many everyday trips still require a bike, public transportation, or car.
  • 25–49 = Car-Dependent: Only a few destinations are within easy walking range. For most errands, driving or public transportation is a must.
  • 0–24 = Car-Dependent (Driving Only): Virtually no neighborhood destinations within walking range. You can walk from your house to your car!

So give Walk Score a try and see what you think. If you try it, let us know what you think.

Comments welcome.