SparkyCola, on Feb 23 2007, 03:50 PM, said:
I can't imagine that Internet Addiction is so severe that it needs this last-last-LAST resort treatment to cure it.
Let me tell you a story, its about a 20 year old girl named Sally (not her real name).
Sally was exceptionally bright and then some. She had 9 A's in GCSE and 3 A*'s. She completed 4 A-levels and got 3 A's and a B. Cambridge was begging her to study there, MIT were extremely interested in her. She had offers from all the best universities in the UK. Sally was also one of the most popular people around, everyone loved her because she was kind, generous and always willing to help out. She broke her phone once because she had too many names/numbers stored on it.
Then one day, Sally discovered LiveJournal. She started spending more and more time with LiveJournal than she did with her friends. Soon she started spending entire days on her computer without moving or eating. She flunked out of uni, lost all her friends and became a social disaster,
When Sally's parents had her computer cut of from the internet, she punched out the person who removed her network card and attacked her Dad. In the week after that she attempted suicide 3 times. She was committed to a psychiatric hospital a month later. I will not go into the treatments used.
That was two years ago, Sally is much better now but is a shadow of what she once was. She isn't allowed to use a computer for more than 30 minutes. She cries regularity, has practically no social skills and is unable to live on her own at the moment (she is getting better very very slowly so hope is not lost).
Sally is my cousin. She almost broke my nose for taking out her network card, we used to be best friends.
Any effective treatment for Internet Addiction is okay by me.
Edit: I'd like to add that there is nothing wrong with LiveJournal. If this happened today, I'm sure it would have been MySpace.
Edited by Shadowfire, 23 February 2007 - 11:34 AM.
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RobL, on Jul 20 2009, 06:35 PM, said:
'I honestly cannot justify that. You see, advertising isn't an art. Appealing to the English? Use someone from Hollyoaks and diss United. Scots? Talk about how evil Thatcher was. SNP is awesome etc. Americans? Well they be thick as sh*t so short sentences and shiny things and some Jesus helps too.. French and Germans? Talk about the war. Irish? f*ck that we can't sell sh*t in Ireland. That's frankly how it all works. So what I'm trying to say is that I'm happy you're dumping all this cash into advertising... I honestly don't see what you want me to do with it. And also, that blip in the records in June was me buying monitors.-- never ask me to be 'brutally honest' about a budget.
Every time I see a political thread I fondle myself just a little bit.............
You of course realise that anything you post here is comprised of ASCII characters? Each character is 7 bits with a parity bit making 8... I guess that's fairly meaningless to you which is actually the point. At most your sentence is a few kilobytes and considering I'm doing a file transfer of over a billion bytes right now those bytes making up your words are invisible with their insignificance, which is exact what I think of your post. Insignificant.