Goldberg himself has redefined IAD as a "pathological Internet use disorder" (also known as PIU) to avoid what he started as a joke to be thought of as an officially diagnosed addiction, such as an addiction to heroin.Goldberg mentioned that to receive medical attention or support for every behavior by putting it in to psychiatric nomenclature is ridiculous.he man behind the Tube Chat scheme, Jonathan Dunne, is originally from the US. Only an American – suffused no doubt with Disneyland optimism – could even imagine such a cheesy project would induce sullen strangers sharing the hell of the Underground to pass the time in idle chatter.
Why does Tf L think that we have such bad communication skills that they need to force us all to be friends and get even more personal with the man on the tube who has had his armpit in my face for four stops?
When one of the women settled into her seat she inadvertently put her hand on a young man's knee. Unlike everyone else in the carriage, I smiled too. But because I felt heartened that historically buttoned-up London commuters were no longer stiffing complete strangers. And it was only when the women started to speak that I realised the reason for their unreconstructed jollity. Not for them the unspoken imperative of the non-communication line.
All she could do was offer a helpless smile of apology for her indiscretion. These women pulsed with the natural warmth and friendliness which hallmarks the Northern psyche.
Addiction is defined by Webster Dictionary as a "compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly: persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful".
Internet overuse, problematic computer use, or pathological computer use (PCU), problematic Internet use (PIU), or Internet addiction disorder (IAD)).