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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