How many hours do you spend online each day? each week? each month? What are you doing when you are online – working, ‘addicted’ to communication, entertainment, news, Hollywood gossips, playing games, watching TV shows, posting every move you make on Facebook, or arguing over political issues on forums and news sites?
Since Kimberly S. Young wrote a study on Internet addiction for CyberPsychology and Behavior, the Internet has become widely available in developed nations. According to World Bank records, just in the U.S. alone, it is reaching nearly 80 percent of the its population in 2010.
Based on recent survey that conducted by Sodahead, there are 64% of women addicted to Internet compared with 55% of men. But, for those respondents who are addicted to other behaviors were less likely to be addicted to the Internet.
From below infographic you can see, there only 48% of smokers compared with 65% of non-smokers have experienced addiction. 57% of drinkers and 64% of non-drinkers describing themselves as Internet addicts.