Essay on Internet Addiction

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Internet Addiction


Since its initial arrival in the average household, the Internet has
become a very widely exercised source of communication. At any given
moment, there is an endless amount of information streaming through
Internet accessible computers. The chance to interact with other
people is another tempting feature of the Internet. Unfortunately,
with this new commodity, also comes the possibility of abuse and
addiction.

Internet addiction has become an exceedingly negative power in today's
culture. What causes Internet Addiction? Several different causes
could be to blame, but one of the most widely believed theories is
that of a personality disorder. In the essay entitled
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Potera's
essay is mostly informative, where she is explaining the causes and
effects of this particular disorder. She also presents different
solutions to this problem from several different expert sources
studying this field. There are several occasions where a comparison
between alcoholics or gamblers and those "addicted" to the Internet is
being established. The essay is very effective because is establishes
the causes, effects, and even some solutions to the problems with
pathological Internet use.

Potera makes a very sound case by using all the professional sources,
which made it easy for me to comprehend. I do not have any objections
to her argument. My only problem with the essay was the fact that she
did not state her own opinion enough to make it seem that she had an
interest in the subject. Without her opinion, it makes me feel that
she is not confident in what she in writing about, and that she is
using ideas that are not even hers. She is focused on informing people
about this disorder, and mostly likely directing her essay toward
those already addicted or those having access to the Internet. People
that read this essay that have or are at risk of becoming dependant on
the Internet gain a real insight and idea of how to diagnose and treat
this flaw such as the "It's 4 A.M. and I Can't-Uh, Won't-Log Off"
(Potera) workshop created my Jacob…

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