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  Internet Obsession: Are you addicted? (Doll Article)

(February 04, 2007 by never_more Send DollMail )
We all love the internet. Homework, friends, chatting, games, movies and music all rolled up like a burrito. But what if your love goes too far?
With things like Myspace, Youtube, and yes, the doll palace, a computer is a great thing to have. We all enjoy talking to our friends or listening to music, watching people make fools of themselves and making dolls. It's fun. It's cool. It's addicting.

THE MYSPACE EXPERIENCE
Possibly the most addicting site online right now. With milions of users, it's hard to stay away. This includes other sites of the kind like facebook and what not. Here's how to tell if you're addicted:

1. You have tons of random friends you don't know.
2. Your page has every possible toy on it.
3. You're missing out on homerwork and family things to update your page.
4. You love Tom. He's your hero.
5. You own one of those "you looked better on myspace" shirts.
6. You've made your own layout.
7. You're friends with all your fav bands.
8. You get a cold sweat when you can't go on.
9. You got a psp or a phone with internet access so you could check up on your layout at school/you use your work computer

If any of these are true, you need to start breaking the habit. Don't go around deleting your profile!!!! You can keep it. Yay. Just delete those people you don't know. It's not an insult to them if they don't know you. Settle for one of the myspace color changer things you first used to personalize your profile. Delete half of your toys. Have only five quiz results maximum. Try living with the same song for a week. Keep only your five favorite pictures. Limit yourself to ten icons. Take it slow. Don't be friends with all the bands. Keep it at two. Maybe put up your away message for awhile so you're less tempted to check every hour. Little things. If you're really so obsessed, DO delete your profile and GO SEE A SHRINK!!!!!!!! IT COULD BE A REAL PROBLEM!!!!!!! It is possible to be OVERLY-ADDICTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing personal. You can't help it.

THE YOUTUBE CRAZE
Ah, youtube! what would we do with out it? There's everything from news to cartoons to music videos. But when you start filming yourself brushing you're teeth, it's a problem. Big time.

It's time to break the addiction. Lock up your video cameras. Your cell phones. Your digital camera. Everything with video capability. Even web cams.
Don't look at your computer. Don't watch tv for awhile. Try reading, swimming, riding your bike, walking, with or without a dog. Every hour you don't think about the next video you're going to make, reward yourself. Every time you do, sing a ridiculous song. Out loud. Wherever you happen to be. Something to stop you from thinking about it. It's harder to break this habit than the myspace one, as there isn't as much to stop it. Just remember, If it's the only thing waking up in the morning, it's time to see a professional.

THE DOLL PALACE UPROAR
Yes. It is fun. It is enjoyable. Heck, it's where I'm posting this. But that doesn't mean it doesn't have a dark side. There are those of us that die if they don't win a contest or fashion show. Those that spend all night perfecting one doll. You know who you are. All I can say is calm down. Take a deep breath.

Well, these are some ideas to get you started. Good luck, and remember, if you have any questions, I'm here to help!

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savvypunk

105/Female
Puyallup, WA
Posted On: August 30, 2007
i'm completly addicted.

I ahve freinds i don't know on myspace and on here

But most i know.

I'll stay on the computer until 1 0 in the morning

its scary.

i've gotten grounded from it,AND its not healthy but i could care less.
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Spongey63

21/Female
Posted On: February 20, 2007
Luckily, I never plan to be on MySpace, because I see it as a waste and I don't like how ppl can act like teenagers when they're creepy 30 year olds out to kidnap you..

I also don't like how the only thing you do is talk to ppl i mean I see it as something for ppl who have nothing better to do

Anyways yeah i totally agree with this article, I used to be a little bit obsessed with YouTube, but only a little bit, and I barely go on now..

OMG my friend is SO STUPID she goes on MySpace and then she becomes "friends" with ppl, and she gives them her number! I HATE how she does that I always tell her not to but like seven ppl on the internet have her number its SO ANNOYING

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xJESSiCA

20/Female
Colorado Springs, CO
Posted On: February 8, 2007
My friend has one of those shirts...and she is a bit big for it...

I have never been on and never will be on myspace, it is kind of a waste, but I am a bit additcted to TDP, like fiestarose.
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: February 8, 2007
I'm a tad addicted to TDP, but because it lets me fufill two passions. Dressing up dolls even though I'm 16, and writing stories. I need to stop. maybe I won't go on for a week or two. Luckily I'm not addicted to Myspace or YouTube. I don't even have a Myspace. But thanks for the article.

~Lily
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