To me, it's good therapy. I sit at home alone a lot and in pain continually. Talking, smiling and laughing with EPeople helps me cope.
It certainly is not a cure for those things, and if the pop-ups I get are any indication, there is a big potential that your computer may contract a virus, but as far as entertainment value, it must have merits as I continue to return. So, your body cannot operate on junk food, and neither can your mind... but all things in moderation is a good rule of thumb.
I like EP as it was referred to me by a good friend. I have been on it 7months now and have met some great people. There are some things disturbing to me but overall I enjoy it.
same here david
With a pic like that..are you surprised?
It can be a bit of an escape, just depends on how well you manage your time on here
don;t know about the healthy part but i do know its the best thing to cumm along since fb :( that has turned to crap
i just need someone to talk to...EP is as good as i have found so far...<br />
i still cannot share everything,....but when a friend dies or turns their back on me for whatever reason,..or my so-called GF goes weird on me,..well at least i can come crawling back to EP..<br />
Often think of cancelling the net,.and how would i get on without it..<br />
Mostly its EP that would be most missed..<br />
But yes,.am also wary of the downsides you mention...<br />
Hard to discern whether it makes things better or worse,.but i tend to think it helps.
I think its healthy..it gets my mind off the stress of life. I enjoy the comments and photos too
depends on who's using it, their state of mind, reason for using the internet and ability to put it in perspective emotionally & physically.<br />
i'm using is this summer b/c I don't work in the summer and it's been a fun escape within reason.
I'm pretty addicted. I met awesome friends here and I do love spending the night into the wee hours of the morning chatting with them. They make my life better and make me a happier person. But I do have a life , job and family outside my computer...although I admit it's almost the first thing I do in the morning when I wake up. Log on to read my messages. Then it's off to the rest of my chores..to come back and peek every now and then to see what's going on :)
ya right?? LOL...it's all our avatars' fault...;P