Techaddiction

People joke about tech addiction, but it's a real issue, and companies are ma
Implications - Description
One of the most notable side effects of technology is the growing addiction to electronics and internet media. In the past year, we observed the launch of Chinese internet addiction camps. We also heard of internet addictions allegedly causing death, and even a “crackberry” hotel that forces patrons to check their BlackBerry at the door.

Implications
When enjoyment becomes obsession, or leads to abuse, it can be costly. It also creates opportunities for marketers to provide means for recovery.
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Mild Top 6 Examples: 25,960 Total Clicks Jun 06 - Dec 07
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Crackberry Rehabs - Sheraton Chicago Hotel Offers BlackBerry Detox
SCORE: 5.3
V. Hot 6,222 Clicks Pub: Jun 8, 06
Crackberry Rehabs
Sheraton Chicago Hotel Offers BlackBerry Detox
CHICAGO (Reuters) - BlackBerry addicts have a crack at freedom when they check into one Chicago hotel: the manager will put the communications devices and others like them under lock and key for guests… [More]
Chinese Internet Addict Camp - Rehab For Web Addicts
SCORE: 3.9
Warm 5,327 Clicks Pub: Aug 9, 07
Chinese Internet Addict Camp
Rehab For Web Addicts
It was bound to happen -- people are going to start checking into rehabilitation clinics to battle their internet addictions. A trial camp for youth and teens who are addicted to surfing is going on in… [More]
Life-Endangering Online Habits - Internet Gaming Obsessions Causing Deaths
SCORE: 3.8
Mild 4,933 Clicks Pub: May 22, 07
Life-Endangering Online Habits
Internet Gaming Obsessions Causing Deaths
Internet addiction and gaming obsession are real problems in our technological age. In fact, these issues are such big problems that people are actually dropping dead. There are actually treatment centres… [More]
Harvard Endorses Gambling - "Poker Teaches Survival Skills"
SCORE: 2.6
Untested 3,693 Clicks Pub: Sep 20, 07
Harvard Endorses Gambling
"Poker Teaches Survival Skills"
Arizona State University students looking for poker action have found their fix online and in private tournaments. In Pennsylvania, the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity holds an annual March Madness tournament… [More]
CrackBerry.com for the Seriously Addicted BlackBerry User
SCORE: 0.7
Untested 3,040 Clicks Pub: Mar 2, 07
CrackBerry.com for the Seriously Addicted BlackBerry User
So you love your BlackBerry. Is it healthy? Is it cool? The people at CrackBerry seem to think so. In fact, they encourage all forms of BlackBerry love over there. From BlackBerry addiction to full-out… [More]
PageAddict - Monitor your Internet Addiction
SCORE: 0.9
Untested 2,745 Clicks Pub: Nov 9, 06
PageAddict
Monitor your Internet Addiction
This Free Firefox extension can give you a summary of your daily online activity, just install the PageAddict extension and surf the net, if you want to see the results, just return to PageAddict.com.… [More]
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