Hello. My name is DJ and I’m a Google addict.

It started out so innocently. One day I needed to know something. I don’t remember what it was now, just something trivial I suppose but at the time it seemed important. I had heard of Google before, but I’d never used it. I had used MSN and Yahoo, and they had never held too much appeal, so I figured I could try Google with no problems The internet was right there at my fingertips.

I typed in what I wanted to know, and boom…results. It was so easy and fast. The next day I needed to know something else, so I did it again. Soon I was Googling everyday. Sometimes twice a day. Before I knew it I was using Google several times a day.

I’m not sure how it happened, but I became a Google dealer. That’s right. A friend would ask me a question and I’d Google it and have the answer in seconds. They were so grateful, it was such a high! They thought I was SMART! Pretty soon I was the go-to-girl for questions. I loved feeling so smart. I did try to turn my friends on to Google, but they resisted. I began to get calls and texts and IM’s asking me things that could easily be answered on Google.

It became such habit for me. Now I find myself Googleing even when no one has asked. If I see a question on Facebook, or something posted that doesn’t look accurate, I immediately pull up my Google and start researching. I’ve become “that person” who butts into conversations to give accurate information. Not because I’m smart, but because I can’t resist Google.

I also use Google for work, but sometimes I know I use it too much. I can’t help it though. There is just so much information out there and it’s all at my fingertips! I spend hours at a time Googleing. I know its a sickness, but I can’t seem to give it up.

I wonder if there are support groups for Google addicts?

Maybe I will Google it.

DJ Westerfield blogs about empowerment at Curvalicious Living, about life, her books, and other randomness at The CurvyWriter Blog


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