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Journal Salvance's Journal: Demonizing the internet ... yawn ... again

Once again, the media is demonizing the internet as the new millennium's upcoming addiction. Reuters reported on a Standford study that showed up to 13.7% of all internet users are addicts, defined as those who have trouble staying offline for more than a few days at a time. The article later clarifies the internet addiction label by stating that "a smaller number, 8.2 percent, said they use the Internet to escape problems or a bad mood, while 5.9 percent felt their relationships suffered because of excessive Internet use."

Based on the study's criteria, how many Americans are addicted to driving, eating, sleeping, personal interaction, or sunlight?
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