It's an Itch That Can't Be Clicked

The New York Times - Movie Review

By A.O. Scott

In the course of procrastinating over a deadline — I mean conducting research for this review — I typed “Is Internet addiction real” into a Google window and received 29 million results and no conclusive answer. Some experts think the addiction model fits compulsive, time-sucking online behavior perfectly, while others are skeptical. After a while, I stopped reading to check for Twitter updates and take a quiz or two, but two hours later, I’m not ready to admit that I have a problem.