The Perils of Internet Addiction – New Infographic from MapsofWorld

MapsofWorld Releases Infographic on How the Internet Can Ruin Lives

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New Infographic - Internet Addiction

New Infographic - Internet Addiction

The infographic delves into situations in which Internet addiction has overflowed into real life, negatively affecting life outside of the Internet.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2013

MapsofWorld.com has published an infographic detailing the dangers of excessive Internet usage in this week's FryDay Poll. The infographic, titled “Is Internet Addiction Real?” examines types of Internet overuse and the problems surrounding the behavior, and discusses whether Internet addiction should be considered a mental disorder.

The FryDay Poll takes a look at everyday Internet users, pointing to a poll conducted by SodaHead in 2012, that found that about 61% of Internet users believe they are addicted to online activities, ranging from Facebook to gaming, shopping, gambling, and viewing pornography. The use of Facebook and other social networking sites is a common type of Internet overuse, characterized by a compulsive need for connection to the Internet and social media. Real-world addictions like shopping and gambling are also carried over into the online sphere, becoming even more dangerous with the Internet allowing constant accessibility.

The infographic delves into situations in which Internet addiction has overflowed into real life, negatively affecting life outside of the Internet, including personal relationships, jobs, and health, even sometimes leading to death. The infographic shows several recent incidents in which online gaming addictions have proven to be the deadliest form of Internet addiction, leading to the deaths of the gamers themselves or their family members. Internet use in the workplace, termed cyberslacking, is another damaging type of Internet use, and has been shown to interfere with productivity, costing businesses millions of dollars annually.

Mapsofworld.com is one of the largest mapping and content portals in the world, and has been an important research aid since 2003. Since 2011, MapsofWorld has published the FryDay Poll, a weekly series of infographics discussing heated topics of global and social concern.

About the company:
MapsofWorld.com is a multilingual portal offering high-quality maps and information across geographies and platforms. With special focus on educational content, the portal has thematic as well as interactive maps on all major platforms: Web, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android. World Atlas and World Quiz are two highly successful educational apps for mobile devices. Other services offered by MapsofWorld include custom mapping, content digitization, and a wide variety of maps at the online map store.

For more information, please contact:
social(at)mapsofworld(dot)com
MapXL Inc.
10 S. Third Street, Suite 310
San Jose, CA 95113


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