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Are you twitching to get your regular social media fix? Need a quick Facebook hit before bed? Maybe it's time to check if our internet addictions are taking over our lives.

21st September, 2013
Dishonesty, according to the US psychotherapists who specialise in this sort of thing, is among the prime signals of internet addiction.

If it's the case, as many of us suspect, that Irish people have some kind of genetic propensity toward addiction, we may be heading for trouble. The latest research on household usage of online media, the Eircom Household Sentiment Survey, uncovered some interesting statistics such as that one in five of us regularly shares interesting online items with friends. It also found that 45 per cent of us regard ourselves as being addicted to social media.

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