|About the Book|
The enormous wealth of data available on the World Wide Web has created a new type of behavior with regard to navigation and use of databases on the Web The Internet users, as it is probable, will spend increasing amounts of time in research andMoreThe enormous wealth of data available on the World Wide Web has created a new type of behavior with regard to navigation and use of databases on the Web The Internet users, as it is probable, will spend increasing amounts of time in research and organizing information from the web at this behavior are typically associated with obsessive-compulsive tendencies and some reduction of job performance. The need to obtain information is becoming a problem for many people: the use of the Web and the Internet allows us to know very quickly what happens halfway around the world, but at the same time it excludes us from the life around us in a closer and more concrete. It seems contradictory, but the Internet is the combination of closeness and estrangement from others. More and more people use and depend on this new medium, and this process is producing the pathological phenomena that occur with symptoms similar to what we observe in people addicted to psychoactive substances. In fact, there is a genuine psychopathology called Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD), due to abuse of the Internet that is expressed with the same symptoms that they consider in drug addicts. This publication is intended to investigate the dark side of the Internet, behind which many people are hiding from the reality of everyday life, the abuse of excessive amounts of virtual interaction that create intoxication and addiction, which arise from a complex of individual and social problems on which should open a serious and careful consideration.