Posted by: bureaucratgirl | December 31, 2006

Which One are You?

I saw an article on Yahoo, detailing modern internet addictions. I can honestly say I am guilty of some of them. πŸ˜‰

They are:

EGO-SURFING: When you frequently check your name and reputation on the Internet.

BLOG STREAKING: Revealing secrets or personal information online which for everybody’s sake would be best kept private.

CRACKBERRY: The curse of the modern executive: not being able to stop checking your BlackBerry, even at your grandmother’s funeral. (A BlackBerry is a popular handheld device that can be used for phoning, emailing and web-browsing).

GOOGLE-STALKING: Defined as snooping online on old friends, colleagues or first dates.

CYBERCHONDRIA: A headache and a particular rash at the same time? Extensive online research tells you it must be cancer.

PHOTOLURKING: Flicking through a photo album of someone you’ve never met.

WIKIPEDIHOLISM: Excess devotion to contributing to the online collaborative encyclopaedia, Wikipedia. (Wikipedia even has a page where you can test whether you’re an addict.

CHEESEPODDING: Downloading of a song “so cheesy that you could cover it in plastic wrap and sell it at the deli counter.” Cheesepodders are especially vulnerable to soft-rock favourites from the 1970s.

Which one are you?



  1. I think I’ve been google-stalking my ex’s quite a bit lately. For some reason, I’ve gotten very interested to know how they’re doing now.

    Is google-stalking ex’s ok?

  2. πŸ™‚ I am guilty of that, too. Not just Xs, though – grade school classmates as well. I think it’s just curiosity, and most of the info I find is for public information (directories, etc). As long as I don’t hack into their mailboxes or commit identity theft, I think it’s ok. πŸ˜‰ What do you think?

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