The popular press is full of articles braying news about Internet addiction; try typing "Internet addiction" into the search field of your favorite search engine and start browsing. A Google
search in mid-December brought up 768,000 English, French and German pages on the topic.
The popular Web site netaddiction.com has a self-test
anyone can take to computer a score suggesting the degree of "level of addiction." The scoring chart provides the following guidance:
The higher your score, the greater your level of addiction and the problems your Internet usage causes.