Stressed at an inability to access the Internet?

Do you feel stressed or anxious at an inability to access the Internet? You might be having “discomgoogolation”. According to a survey nearly half of Britons — 44 percent — are discomgoogolation sufferers, with over a quarter — 27 percent — admitting to rising stress levels when they are unable to go online.

The term comes from “discombobulate,” which means to confuse or frustrate, and Google. The survey also found 76 percent of Britons could not live without the Internet, with over half of the population using the web between one and four hours a day and 19 percent of people spending more time online than with their family in a week.

Forty-seven percent of those polled believed the Internet was more important in people’s lives than religion, with one in five people paying the Internet more attention than their partner. Commissioned by information service 118118, the YouGov poll questioned 2,100 Britons during the first week of July. 


Sep 7, 2008 by
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