Social Networking and Addictive Behavior

Everyone knows someone who spends too much time online; sometimes I’m that person. I check my e-mail way too much; I have it open in a browser window, both at home and at work. Especially at home. Yet I know people who consider e-mail to be a huge timewaster in their workday and who manage it by checking a few times a day; first thing in the morning, before or after lunch and before leaving at the end of the day.

Right now, I have my e-mail browser open, and yes, if an e-mail pops up, I look at it. I’m not on Facebook, though the NY Times has an interesting article on the addictive qualities thereof and the lengths to which people will go avoid logging in. Including asking someone else to change their password. You know it’s serious when someone gives it up for Lent!

I’m trying to post a few days at a time so I can step back from the computer but at the same time share information with others; I missed a day again, as I was in the midst of a shopping frenzy, buying, wrapping  and delivering my charitable contributions. Saturday I went everywhere, including the cemetery (cemetery season has now officially closed until Easter), then went to vigil Mass and back shopping again. On Sunday, my charitable activities interfered with my favorite Mass time.

Mass was quiet tonight and if I’d been prepared, I could’ve gone to Confession. Two priests, no waiting! There was also Confession tonight but I plan to go tomorrow after Mass and Adoration. It’s best that way.

4 Responses to Social Networking and Addictive Behavior

  1. Do you mind adding my blog to your links?

  2. Fr. J. says:

    Nan, you do a wonderful job. I’m always impressed.

    Merry Christmas and God Bless!

    Fr. J.

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