With, literally, a world of information at our fingertips, the internet can be very distracting. You can lose yourself following endless links and pop-ups. But there are reasonable limits, especially if you need or want to get anything else done.
One of my friends challenged me to think about what I would do without the internet.
Without the internet I....
--wouldn't know what the top 10 cutest dogs were;
--wouldn't be able to read so much "Dear Abby" and feel better about myself because I'm so normal in comparison;
--would not be able to connect with my friends and be compelled to do some deep thinking about myself.
And I think that's the best (and worst!) thing about the internet--we are so much more connected to each other.