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I knew it. There's no net in my brain.

 

Narcissistic, distracted and fearful of missing out. These are, apparently, the traits of one who suffers from “netbrainsâ€, a disorder caused by overconsumption of new internet technology.

 

Those with the condition are more likely to be found gambling online, socialising on social networks and playing video games, researchers say. The affliction is said to affect 5.7 million British adults, or 11 per cent of the population – the same proportion that suffers from dyslexia.

 

Nearly a third of adults aged 18 to 34 suffer from the condition, compared with 11 per cent of 35 to 54-year-olds and 4 per cent of those aged over 55, a study of 1,000 people conducted by VisualDNA, a London technology and psychometrics company, and University College London, suggested.

 

Netbrains has a “tangible effect on not only an individual’s actions in various social situations but also their work-life tension,†the researchers said. This showed the “potential negative effects of an individual’s relationship with technologyâ€.

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I'm young, beautiful and the world needs to know it. I need to take as many pictures of myself as possible before I'm decrepit and old.

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“Some things are more precious because they don't last long.â€

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I belong with the 4%. With laptop.. Smartphone along with Kindle Fire HD. With an original kindle for spare.  Wife has a Kindle Fire and TWO laptops.... Happy Happy are we......

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I'm a net-brain then. hasn't done me any harm, met some wonderful people, had loads of fun.

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No technical revolution will ever capture me up in the latest wave!  I bought my first mobile phone only 10 years ago, my first PC 8 years ago, my first laptop 5 years ago and my first "smartphone" last week. I feel quite proud to be a resistor.

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No technical revolution will ever capture me up in the latest wave!  I bought my first mobile phone only 10 years ago, my first PC 8 years ago, my first laptop 5 years ago and my first "smartphone" last week. I feel quite proud to be a resistor.

Like me pretty much only I haven't owned a smartphone yet. You're such a technophile. :nonono:

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Like me pretty much only I haven't owned a smartphone yet. You're such a technophile. :nonono:

 

I'm going to have to purchase a new phone soon as the Science Museum's continual pestering for my current one is getting on my nerves.

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I have been playing computer games since LCD hand held games and table tops since the 80's, the likes of scramble, firefox and astro wars. I also had quite a few double screen nintendo's such as mario bros and donkey kong , and was quite proud of my frogger game. A friend brought me a saga in the 90's so i could play sonic the hedgehog. Took another 10 years before i got a PC and discovered Guildwars and Aion, and the world of online gaming. never was too interested in these 'can do everything but make a cup of tea'phones as i'm quite happy to be able to just call on and do the odd text.

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Like me pretty much only I haven't owned a smartphone yet. You're such a technophile. :nonono:

 

Hardly making use of any of its features to be honest, but that's OK, it was just $39 from Coles, an impulse purchase to see what the fuss is all about! The GPS location map might come in quite useful but for the moment that's about it, I'm clueless about the benefit of apps, and facebook and twitter...well I'm holding out on signing up to that. BUT...I recommend getting one just to play around with it ( cheapest you can find: Tescos has similarily low priced ones ).  

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