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Miss G.: A Case of Internet Addiction
Virginia Heffernan challenges the conventional wisdom on internet addiction: "There are certain popular diversions — television, video games, the Internet — that we pursue so deliriously we end up hating ourselves for loving them. Others we brightly recast as the duties of citizenship: newspapers, public radio, sports. All the while, cottage industries crop up to freak us out about our every last cultural pursuit. In recent years, it’s Internet use that’s been styled as potentially sick, and 'Internet addiction' a new reason for self-hatred."
internet  addiction  technology  digitalculture  virginiaheffernan  nytimes 
april 2011 by warnick

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