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Americans Giving Up Social Life for the Web 299

Stony Stevenson writes "A survey into how the Web affects American adults has found that surfing the net has become an obsession for many, with the majority of U.S. adults feeling they cannot go for a week without going online and one in three giving up friends and sex for the Web. The survey asked 1,011 American adults how long they would feel OK without going on the Web and found that 15 percent said just a day or less, 21 percent said a couple of days and another 19 percent said a few days. It also found that 20 percent said they spend less time having sex because they are online."
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Americans Giving Up Social Life for the Web

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  • by User 956 ( 568564 ) on Thursday September 20, 2007 @02:54AM (#20677923) Homepage
    The articles comments about Americans having less sex by being online are misleading as for a large part of the online demographic the only sex they get is watching porn and jerking off

    Porn and sex are not the same thing. As an avid consumer of porn, I can honestly say that you're actually looking at an inverse relationship between the amount of porn viewed and the amount of sex had.
  • by Kuvter ( 882697 ) on Thursday September 20, 2007 @03:58AM (#20678209) Homepage
    Similarly, I recently went camping with a few friends. I called a friend when I got up there to tell her what's going on and they kept yelling at me "No Phone Zone." I ended up turning it off and didn't turn it back on till I got home the next day 24 hours later. It was so refreshing. I'll definitely have to go on more tech-free vacations like that.

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