Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Are You Addicted to the Internet?

I've been home today with a sick kid. It's amazing how you can fritter away an entire day at home without really accomplishing anything (other than the potentially nasty turkey meatloaf I'm about to put into the oven). Part of the reason for that is my incessant tinkering online: checking e-mail, reading blogs, checking LinkedIn for new connections, and trying to come up with something to blog about.

So it's only fitting that I reference a good blog post I read at CareerHub earlier this week. Professional resume writer Billie Ruth Sucher contributes this post on Internet addiction. She even includes a link to a scientific assessment that can tell you whether you're addicted.

Seeing as how I start to twitch if I go without checking my e-mail for more than an hour or two, I figured I'd better test myself. The results said that I have good control of my Internet usage. Oh yeah? Well, maybe I wasn't completely honest with this quiz. Try it yourself--and try to be as honest as possible.

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