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The Internet Many studies have shown that we spend an average of more than twenty hours a week on the internet. Thirty percent of that time online is spent on social media. Daily usage of social media worldwide is 135 minutes a day per user, over a lifetime that equals five years and four months. That is almost five times more than we spend socializing face-to-face with other people. Teens are able to find eleven hours a day to spend on social media apps like Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram. These numbers are continuing to grow each year at an exorbitant rate. When have we become hostages of the virtual reality? The world existed without the internet for a long time. Before the internet people had social interactions in person and played outside. In the last couple of decades everything changed. The internet invaded all aspects of our life. My generation has quickly and permanently become addicted to the digital world, which is used for everyday tasks in addition to social media. Almost ninety percent of the world’s population have smartphones. Not many young people can imagine a life without being "hooked up to the net." We use it for ordering groceries,
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