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What started off to be a useful and friendly way to get connected with people around the world is turning into a major problem. The Internet caused many issues in today’s society in the last decade or so. With the advancement of technology, these issues are increasing significantly. Since the Internet was introduced, people are less likely to engage in leisure activities outside and rather stay inside, in front of their computer, where some might call it “internet addiction”.

The article we have chosen is called “Don’t be a virtual ass, rush out this second and get a life” (Lunn, 2008). The article talks about a British couple, David and Amy Pollard, who got divorced because David “cheated” on Amy on Second Life, a virtual world on the Internet. Amy discovered that David had been paying virtual prostitute for virtual pleasures for his character, where Amy called it “unreasonable behaviour” and the “ultimate betrayal”, however David claimed he did nothing wrong. It is hard to determine who is right and who is wrong. According to Lunn (2008), he thinks that Amy might have been overreacted because a virtual world is just like an imagination, where it will never come true. Lunn (2008) also questioned what is considered “appropriate” or “inappropriate” in terms of Internet usage and is there a “line” between reality and virtual life? Since Amy spends as much time on the Internet as David, it might seemed to her that their virtual life is as important as their reality life.
This behaviour can be seen in a large number of the population around the world who spend most of their time on the Internet (Telegraph Media Group, 2010). A recent article suggested that people would give up their freedom and go to gaol rather than not having access to Internet (Kennedy, 2012). The real problem is that people rely on the Internet too much and the more people are using…...

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