Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
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Taking an Inventory of Your Internet Usage

A friend of mine has decided to go on an internet fast. This inspired me to create the following poll which is a sort of inventory of internet use:



Poll #978025 Internet Fasting

How often are you on the the internet on average?

Several times a day
128(90.1%)
Once at day
9(6.3%)
Less than once a day, but several (2-6) times a week
4(2.8%)
Once a week
1(0.7%)
Less than once a week
0(0.0%)

I know this is very hard to estimate, but as best as you're able, how many hours a week would you say you're online?

50 or more (avg. around 6.28 hours a day or more)
31(22.1%)
between 40-50 hours per week
32(22.9%)
between 30-40 hours per week
22(15.7%)
between 20-30 hours per week
22(15.7%)
between 10-20 hours per week
23(16.4%)
between 5-10 hours per week
10(7.1%)
Less than 5 hours per week
0(0.0%)

What do you do online? (Select as many as apply and be honest...)

Chat with friends on instant messengers
0(0.0%)
Email
0(0.0%)
Work or school related research
0(0.0%)
Livejournal stuff (writing my journal, reading my friends and doing polls)
0(0.0%)
Download music or movies
0(0.0%)
Watch videos on sites like youtube
0(0.0%)
Talk on Skype or some other site
0(0.0%)
Check out porn
0(0.0%)
Get information I need for my life (e.g. bus schedules, movie times, etc.)
0(0.0%)
Follow sports
0(0.0%)
Read blogs other than livejournal
0(0.0%)
Get news from sites like CNN or a newspaper or some other news site)
0(0.0%)
Keep my own webpage (including a myspace or other similar site)
0(0.0%)
Use a personals website
0(0.0%)
Other (feel free to comment)
0(0.0%)

Do you ever go on an "internet fast" (i.e. where you cut yourself off from the net) or an "internet diet" (i.e. where you limit your time online to a small amount)?

I go on an internet fast occasionally
14(10.0%)
I go on an internet diet occasionally
23(16.4%)
I am on an internet diet where I limit my time online
8(5.7%)
Someone else (parental units perhaps) has me on an internet diet
5(3.6%)
Some variation of an internet diet or fast
13(9.3%)
No
77(55.0%)

Have you ever been concerned about the time you spend on line either in the amount of it, or in the specific times that you are online (e.g. staying on late when you think you should be in bed)?

Yes to both
59(41.8%)
Yes to the amount of time
14(9.9%)
Yes to the specific times I'm online
28(19.9%)
No to both
40(28.4%)

Select any of these statements which apply to you

I feel as if I spend too much time online
2(1.4%)
I feel as if I spend too much time online but can't seem to do anything about it
1(0.7%)
I feel as if I might have an obsession with or an addiction to the internet
0(0.0%)
Sometimes I stay online longer than I should
1(0.7%)
Sometimes I stay online much later than I should
1(0.7%)
I have stayed online too late sometimes, when I had to work or go to school early the next morning
1(0.7%)
I have been late for a meeting (work or social) because I stayed online too long
0(0.0%)
Sometimes I have stayed online all through the night without intending to do so
0(0.0%)
I used to have problems with the amount of time I spent online in the past, but it's not a problem now
0(0.0%)
I am concerned about the amount of time I spend online
0(0.0%)
My internet habits are not a concern to me at this time
4(2.9%)
My internet habits have never been a concern to me
7(5.0%)
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