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Welcome to The Age of the Web Hermit 264

tyroneking writes "Phil Hartup on bit-tech.net has captured the Zeitgeist of the web-aware generation: The Age of the Web Hermit describes how some lucky souls can live their lives, earn money, buy necessities and even find love on the Internet. 'Is there anything that we really need good old fashioned Real Life for any more?'; not me!"
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Welcome to The Age of the Web Hermit

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  • reminds me off (Score:5, Informative)

    by scenestar ( 828656 ) on Monday July 17, 2006 @04:19PM (#15733366) Homepage Journal
    The japanese hikkomori syndrome. ( http://www.jref.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-909. html [jref.com] )

    When people start substituting real life with a digitall one it usually doesn't end to well.

    Humans are by nature social beings, if the "old" ways fail one starts to look for an alternative.

    Besides, real life interaction (think of sex ) will allways beat the "cyber" equivalent.

  • Getting there (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17, 2006 @04:38PM (#15733511)
    I used to go out all the time and I had a good amount of close friends. However over the past year I've been retreating more and more into my home. I leave my apt for necessary things like food and work but I never go out socially. I've lost touch with all my friends, I don't even know why I have a cell phone anymore. I don't know what happened to me. I know I have problems with depression and I take medication, but I guess the shit isn't working. Also my anxiety in social situations has increased alot and I guess I just avoid them in fear.

    It's a shitty way to live and it's not like I dont want to change it. But I feel like I'm stuck.
  • Re:What? (Score:3, Informative)

    by drinkypoo ( 153816 ) <martin.espinoza@gmail.com> on Monday July 17, 2006 @05:34PM (#15733936) Homepage Journal

    30% Interesting 40% Redundant 30% Underrated

    The sad thing is that when I made the comment, it was not redundant. But then, you can't expect moderators to actually read and/or follow the guidelines.

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