Broadly defined, addiction is persistent, compulsive, and harmful use of a substance resulting in withdrawal symptoms when use is terminated. The term has been extended beyond substances to media and the Internet.
Does any of this apply to you?
You wake up at 3 am, go to the bathroom, and stop to check your e-mail on the way back.
You feel a sense of loss when turning off your modem as if you were losing a loved one.
You get a tattoo that reads: "This body best viewed with Netscape Navigator 3.0 or higher."
The question remains, however, is it addiction or is it love?