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Colleen Aspenleiter
3/22 Discussion
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:55pm
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My final topic for the Annotated Bibliography is researching internet addiction. I have chosen this topic because I feel the internet has changed so much in the past ten years that I almost feel like I canít understand it all. I have grown up with the changes the internet has made and sometimes forget how new it really is. When I go to babysit the little five year old takes my iPhone and knows how to work it with ease. The internet is not just a thing for businesses but now depended on daily. Since the internet has become main stream there are now different components that adolescents are becoming increasingly attracted to. The internet is used in various ways such as communication, entertainment, education etcÖ Even personal matters such as banking, shopping and paying your bills can be accessed through various websites. My research is the upcoming and spreading of adolescent addiction to the internet and the effects it has on social and mental health. The ESCBO search engine, which I found through ECUís library website, has been the most helpful source. I am most familiar with this site and I find that it is the most successful when trying to narrow down your search to your specific topic. Scholarly articles have been my main type of source because they seem to have the most concrete research about my topic. From exploring through the scholarly articles I have learned that there are many different aspects to internet addiction that I never even considered. Though sometimes the scholarly articles can be more difficult to understand a lot of them have explanation behind them. With the explanation following heavy information I donít mind reading the scholarly articles since the whole point of research is to expand beyond your current knowledge of a topic. So far I have not stumbled across any concerns other than the fact that when I say the total number of sources Iíll be using it seems overwhelming at first. Breaking down the project over the course of time will make it easier to complete and reminds me that it is not as bad as I am imagining.

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