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Too Much Time Online?

For various reasons, which I won’t trouble you with, I have a question to ask of you good folks out there. Do you think some people spend too much of their time “online”, sitting at a computer? (I think it a safe bet that you know someone like this.. If you are not one yourself.)

There is no doubt that surfing the Internet has become an integral part of our daily lives. But has it become a “problem”? I myself suffer a mild ‘withdrawal’ when away from a PC for too long.. say, more than 10 minutes or so. And most of us have heard someone complain because their spouse spent their whole vacation checking their email…

Anywho.. I am curious as to what number – how many hours – is it per day do you think a person might be spending too much time online; so I have created a quick poll (and the option to say “no such thing” is there too) which I hope you’ll “vote” on. (Thanks!)

– – UPDATE – –

Folks, To see my commentary on the results of this poll, click here.

Today’s quote:Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” ~ May Sarton

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May 9, 2012 - Posted by | advice, computers, Internet |


  1. Poll? I must be blind. Or my security is blocking something.

    Anyways..YES, I have been accused of being on the internet too much. But those SAME people are the ones who, when they need to find something or want something…Guess who they come to..Since I know the internet. So you go figure.

    PS I think gardening can become an “instrument” of pain, as well. Trust me. :)


    Comment by delenn13 | May 9, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      I think your security may be blocking the Poll Daddy poll.. (but, maybe you got a vote in?)

      I will give people time to weigh in before I put my thoughts out there.

      As for the torture, yes, I know about that, but by and large, and at the end of day, I have found something.. um, “therapeutic” about exercising my green thumb, and “working the soil”.
      (But gardening is one of those things where the axiom “All Things In Moderation” could be well-heeded.)


      Comment by techpaul | May 9, 2012 | Reply

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  3. Paul… Your Poll: interesting, timely and appropriate. I’ve been trying to monitor my time on line…sort of on-again-off again…choosing priorities…I think I’m winning!
    …yes I voted!


    Comment by Gaia | May 9, 2012 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      I appreciate your participation here very much.

      (As I said above, I am going to bite my tongue on this until folks have had a chance to vote.)


      Comment by techpaul | May 9, 2012 | Reply

  4. – – – UPDATE – – –

    To see my commentary on the results of this poll, click here.


    Comment by techpaul | May 22, 2012 | Reply

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