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.