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China Battles Internet Addiction
03-22-2015, 02:05 AM (This post was last modified: 03-22-2015 02:06 AM by Rako.)
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China Battles Internet Addiction
Quote:In 2008, China became the first nation to declare Internet addiction a clinical disorder. Recently, the Spanish photographer Fernando Moleres spent three days documenting patients at an Internet-addiction treatment center outside of Beijing.

Residents are required to spend a minimum of three months at the center, and treatment consists of exercise drills, therapy sessions, reading, and games. Moleres told me that, above everything, the center seeks to promote the socialization of its residents, to counter the sense of isolation associated with this type of condition. What struck him most, he said, was how readily patients seem to adapt to life at the center.

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Meal at the Center


Huang Qi Jun (right) plays with another resident at the center. Jun said he began playing games on the Internet at the age of ten, and would play for up to twenty hours continuously.

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-b...tion-china
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03-22-2015, 02:07 AM
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Yin Yu Tao and He Song, residents at the treatment center, sleep while adult residents play cards below them.
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03-22-2015, 02:11 AM
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“They think taking a restroom break will affect their performance at these games,” a program administrator said. “So they wear a diaper. That’s why we call it electronic heroin.”
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/trea...t-addicts/
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03-22-2015, 05:00 AM
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Quote:Meeting 5 of the criteria of the Internet Addiction Diagnostic Questionnaire (IADQ) means you are addicted.

Do you feel preoccupied with the Internet (think about previous online activity or anticipate next online session)?
Do you feel the need to use the Internet with increasing amounts of time in order to achieve satisfaction?
Have you repeatedly made unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop Internet use?
Do you feel restless, moody, depressed, or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop Internet use?
Do you stay online longer than originally intended?
Have you jeopardized or risked the loss of significant relationship, job, educational or career opportunity because of the Internet?

Have you lied to family members, therapist, or others to conceal the extent of involvement with the Internet?
Do you use the Internet as a way of escaping from problems or of relieving a dysphoric mood (e.g., feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety, depression)?

Other Symptoms Include:

Failed attempts to control behavior
Neglecting friends and family
Neglecting sleep to stay online

Being dishonest with others
Feeling guilty, ashamed, anxious, or depressed as a result of online behavior
Weight gain or loss, backaches, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome
Withdrawing from other pleasurable activities


(KIMBERLEY YOUNG's Website)
How common are those?

The internet is an amazing tool. it is not a surprise that it makes addiction.

CNN ARTICLE:
Quote:Van Cleave, an accomplished writer and college professor, had been laid off by his prestigious university as he descended into the depths of Internet addiction. He was playing online games for up to 80 hours a week. He was avoiding his real-life friends and ignoring his wife.

"I got so far into it," he says, "I couldn't realize how I got there."
Sounds like anyone you know?

Quote:CNN ARTICLE:
The addicts' 10-day stay begins with a 72-hour "digital detox," followed by a full psychological evaluation.




Quote:KIMBERLY's Research:

ABSTRACT:
"Results suggested that Caucasian, middle-aged males, with at least a four-year degree were most likely tosuffer from some form of Internet addiction. "

Sounds like us.

Quote:Related studies suggested that the disorder is associated with social, academic, familial, and occupational impairment
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03-22-2015, 05:02 AM
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notice how 99.99% of these internet addicts are males. the anti-male world program is not being discussed.

men are often times more the victim compared to women in the modern world.
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03-22-2015, 06:55 AM
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(03-22-2015 05:02 AM)EVILYOSHIDA Wrote:  notice how 99.99% of these internet addicts are males. the anti-male world program is not being discussed.

men are often times more the victim compared to women in the modern world.

This.
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03-22-2015, 06:56 AM
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At the same time, women are glued to their cell phones. I doubt that's as much of a problem with men.
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03-22-2015, 06:57 AM
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That said, women are instinctually better at balancing activities, so I suspect this would impact men the worse.
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04-25-2015, 06:34 AM
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Men in China are paying female escorts to sit with them while they play video games
http://www.businessinsider.com/china-has...ing-2015-4

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In China, video games are an activity often relegated to internet cafes.

Players pay by the hour, and some spend many hours at a time focused on a PC – sitting in a room with dozens of other people, yet isolated in focus on the game they're playing. Unsurprisingly, it can get mighty lonely, despite being surrounded by fellow players.

From that loneliness, some Chinese escorts are cashing in. As Chuang Shu-chung reports at the China Times, female escorts are charging lonely game players "between 20-100 yuan (US$3.20-$16)" per hour for the pleasure of their company.

This isn't anything lurid or sexual; it's an opportunity for China's paid companion industry to expand into the wildly popular world of internet cafe game culture. Women – often college students and moonlighting office workers – offer companionship, and sometimes offer educational services in the game being played. These services are most often solicited by workers living in coastal regions with more financially lucrative jobs, the China Times reports.

The concept of escorts is nothing new to video game culture in China; similar concepts exist in South Korea and Japan, where PC gaming cafes thrive. In Tokyo's video game-centric Akihabara district, for instance, maid and escort cafes sit alongside massive arcades. In Seoul, PC "bangs" (pronounced "bah-ng") are quite popular, largely focused on the country's game of choice, "StarCraft."

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04-25-2015, 07:29 AM
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Dudes get the shaft worldwide.

The so-called elite dudes support anti-male programs to keep competition away.

it's as simple as that.

Males are the more oppressed race in the generalized sense. in the upper classes they are dominant, in the lower to middle classes they have always been subservient to the woman.

People need to learn how the world operates. a 10 year old can see it.
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04-25-2015, 11:49 AM
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yes but you have to be looking.
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