According to a survey conducted by researchers at Stanford University, more than 12% of American adults display traits common to addicts when it comes to internet use.
So, what does that behavior look like?
More than 8% of the 2,513 respondents to the Stanford University phone survey said they hid their use from partners.
Almost 6% said they felt their wanderings in cyberspace adversely affected their relationships with other people.
Nearly 8% of people said they went online to escape real world problems.
Well, none of that sounds like me.
The results showed that nearly 14% of respondents found it difficult to stay away from the internet for periods of several days.
A typical addict is a single, white college-educated male in his 30s, who spends more than 30 hours a week on “non-essential” computer use, it found.
Mixed bag. Not single and certainly not in my 30s.
And none of my time on line is “non-essential”! :-)