10 Ways to Tell If You Spend Too Much Time On the Internet

The Internet has made life a lot easier for many of us by making information more accessible and creating connections with different people around the world. However, it has also led a lot of people to spend too much time in front of the computer/smartphone, so much so that it becomes the center of their lives.

It is now so bad that some people don’t even realise that they spend too much time on the net – and those who do, don’t even see anything wrong with it.

Here are 10 Ways to Tell If You Spend Too Much Time On the Internet.

Spend too much time in the internet
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You visit the same sites every day
Most internet addict visit the same sites everyday. facebook, twitter, instagram and the circle continues.


You get annoyed when you have to get off of your phone or computer to go do something else.


The first thing you do upon booting your computer or turning on your phone is “open your web browser”.


Whenever youbsurf the net you tend to have multiple browser tabs open simultaneously.


You have argued over which web browser is the best with your friends. – Only an internet addict would have the time to argue this.


You look up a solution for a problem online more often than you do offline, its a good thing though. But thats if you can dustinguish between fake and real answers.


Most of the people you make friends with you’ve only met online.


Your data keep getting exhausted before the time so because of this you subscribe more than once virtually every month.


You know all that’s trending online. All the hashtags and celebrity news etc but you dont know whats happenig around your neighbourhood.


And the saddest one, You rarely leave the comfort of your room and because of this you don’t ‘really’ know all your neighbours; and your friends, they stopped hanging with you because you pay more attention to your phone than you do them.

Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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