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Wednesday, December 17, 1997 Published at 10:14 GMT

Talking Point

Is internet addiction harmful?

The Internet has created a generation of addicts who crave new information and get a high when they find it, but can spend so much time looking for it they never find time to use it, according to a study by the press agency Reuters.

Can the internet damage your health?

According to the survey, more than half of the 1,000 business managers worldwide said they constantly monitored the influx of information but admitted being unable to handle everything they accumulated and that the cost of gathering the information outweighed its value.

They say "Information Overload" is the problem of the 90s. But what can you do to deal with it? Do we crave information? The survey suggests there are people who crave information - and that the internet is their main source. Their lives have been taken over by the internet.

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