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(Telegraph)   Scientists have figured out that Internet addiction is hereditary. So if you or anyone in your family have the Internet shakes, please seek help   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 17
    More: Interesting, internet addiction, genetic variations, online shopping, University of Bonn  
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2012-08-31 03:22:29 PM
My great grandpa had the same problem.
 
2012-08-31 03:22:59 PM
My dad had velvet trousers and my mum had an afghan coat, will I get from the hippy hippy shakes?
 
2012-08-31 03:23:20 PM
I thought it was sexually transmitted... stupid me.
 
2012-08-31 03:25:10 PM
meh...shaking, fapping, what's the difference?
 
2012-08-31 03:25:34 PM
God really planned ahead on this one.
 
2012-08-31 03:26:56 PM

Pinner: My great grandpa had the same problem.

 
2012-08-31 03:27:40 PM
Wouldn't that cover most addictions? People usually have either an addictive or non-addictive personality, wouldn't most of these vices be controlled by that? They mention it's the same as the addiction to smoking..
 
2012-08-31 03:29:55 PM
That makes sense, my great aunt told me that my great grandfather used to spend hours a day on tumblr, especially after the war.
 
2012-08-31 03:35:54 PM

Somaticasual: Wouldn't that cover most addictions? People usually have either an addictive or non-addictive personality, wouldn't most of these vices be controlled by that? They mention it's the same as the addiction to smoking..


For most people it seems like it's more addiction and non-addictive situations, where they're fine at finding things to do when life's good but get sucked into escapes when life sucks, but then there are some people who really have dopamine or serotonin problems who glide from one addiction to another no matter how things are. It's just about impossible to make any statements about people without outliers, it seems....
 
2012-08-31 03:38:07 PM
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Does the internet also give you Cancer?
 
2012-08-31 03:48:50 PM

Ow My Balls: [i471.photobucket.com image 500x344]

Does the internet also give you Cancer?


Wow. looks weird! Has he been doing the nip/tuck thing?
 
2012-08-31 03:52:27 PM
I don't have the Internet shakes. I've got the rockin' pneumonia and the boogie-woogie flu.
 
2012-08-31 03:59:12 PM

Pinner: Ow My Balls: [i471.photobucket.com image 500x344]

Does the internet also give you Cancer?

Wow. looks weird! Has he been doing the nip/tuck thing?


He looks more like Michael every day...
 
2012-08-31 08:33:12 PM
They found that many of the 132 had the same genetic variant, which has previously been linked to nicotine addiction.

How many is many? 10? 50? 66?
 
2012-08-31 09:37:36 PM
Okay I give up: How did I get addicted to something which didn't exist when I was born?
 
2012-09-01 02:58:49 AM
My mum and dad have a vague idea that something called the Internet exists, and yet here I am.

So back in the early 90s there I was at university, the nascent internet being presented to us in glorious flash-tag-o-vision. I showed this to my mum, explaining in simple terms how pages were hosted wherever, how you called the stuff up and packets moved through networks of willing participants, and at the end of the demo she informed me with a smirk, "Oh, you are so naive. When we get a bill for all of this, you'll see." I still firmly believe she thinks that if she hits a website in another country the Internet Company is going to invoice her.
 
2012-09-01 03:01:59 AM
I have to explain the flash-tag-o-vision thing just in case. For those of you who are mercifully young, in the early days of HTML, there was an actual html tag "flash", like the "b" tag for bold. If you put something within this tag, it would flash on and off and on and off. People used this, all the time, even on supposedly professional corporate sites, and it was bad, but it was also hilarious.
 
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