I found this article / What would you give up for internet?

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  1. strickman

    strickman Newbie

    Jan 12, 2011
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    So I'm curious after reading this post, what would you give up for the internet? I would give up my T.V. and quit watching!!

    Would you give up sex for Internet access?

    "What would you trade for Internet access?" That's the question the Boston Consulting Group posed to survey participants across the globe. The results from the USA might surprise you:

    21 percent would stop having sex. It's like saying: "Sorry honey, I would rather read Kim Kardashian's Twitter feed."
    84 percent would ditch their GPS. Let the "Why don't we just ask for directions?" fights commence.
    83 percent would say good-bye to fast food. We finally found what would break America's drive-thru obsession.
    77 percent would cut out chocolate. Which means 23 percent of people are crazy enough about cocoa beans to keep their candy instead of the world wide web.
    73 percent would skip happy hour for good. Let's toast to the web: Nearly three-quarters of Americans would abstain from alcoholic beverages in order to go on the Internet.
    43 percent would put an end to exercising. Any excuse to skip the gym, right?
    10 percent would throw away their car keys. The skyrocketing price of gas doesn't hurt either.

    And the kicker:

    7 percent would stop showering. That's right, people are willing to give up basic hygiene for Words With Friends, which we can't help but think might actually limit real life friends.

    And it seems that our counterparts across the pond are even more digitally dependent than Americans: A whopping 17 percent of Brits would forego bathing for an entire year in order to get web access. These findings are astounding and a bit disturbing. With a growing number of studies showing how technology can do a number on our health, from messing up sleep patterns to hurting self-esteem, we can't help but wonder?Is it time for a digital detox?
  2. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Nov 15, 2008
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    Tough to say.
    Showering not suprising considering how many slobs there are in the world that probably don't shower already lol.
    As someone that makes money online it's hard to answer that, if I didn't, I could probably go without internet, even though I'm on about 14hours a day right now.
    I closed my FB about four months ago, and I thought that was gonna be tough to break, and thought I'd be logging back in the next day, but it hasn't even really crossed my mind.

    Having a kid now, and spending a whole day with no computer has made it easier to walk away from the computer.