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Books that Help You Go Against Internet Addiction

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Author: Sherry Helms

It is true that today, internet is the world’s biggest and broadest source of knowledge, entertainment, brand building, commerce and education, and has definitely altered over the years the way we live, think, work and communicate. But, this vast system of networking also boasts a darker side — Addiction. Obsession of Internet Surfing, Online Gaming, Cybersex and Chat Rooms is the trash of World Wide Web that has polluted millions of young minds.

This post is our clarion call for all the netizen to prevent themselves and their younger ones from becoming the victim of such life-paralyzing addiction of internet. We have enlisted below some book titles that will help you work against Internet addiction. These books will not only work as a great source of inspiration to not to become an internet addict, but also come out like a ‘web rehab’ for those who are already trapped in the same.

Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap – For majority of North Americans, their favorite sources of entertainment are video gaming and internet surfing. And, the current scenario is they are becoming obsessed with these high-tech entertainment sources, and because of which they start isolating themselves from family and friends, ignoring reality, losing sleep, and even their career. here comes the role of this groundbreaking book. Written by a recovering video game addict Kevin Roberts, this book is based on scientific and social research, offering a step-by-step guidelines for recovery. The author complemented the book by his and others addicts’ personal stories to help obsessive gamers and surfers going against addiction.

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains – With the help of this book, author Nicholas Carr asks every netizens that “As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?” He not only question but also discusses and makes points on this serious issue. Explaining how the printed books helped us to be attentive by promoting deep and creative thought, he asserts that the Internet, on contrary, encourages the quick and distracted notice of little bit information from variety of sources. He makes point that though we are becoming more skilled in technology, we’re losing our ability of concentrating, contemplating, and reflecting.

Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction–and a Winning Strategy for Recovery – Drawing on the expanding stretch of Internet Addiction, author Kimberly Young chronicles the outcomes of her three-year study of Internet abuse to present this book. She further shares in the volume the stories of dozens of lives that were devastated by an irresistible compulsion of internet surfing, MUD games, or chatting with distant and unfamiliar persons just for fun. To help Netizens find out whether they are addicts, she also offers a questionnaire, and further discusses over essential steps that will help compulsive users to regulate their Internet activities in a balanced way.

Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment – This is the book that not only help us assessing Internet Addiction but also offers course of action for its appropriate treatment.  Discussing the problems like online gaming compulsion, cybersex addiction, and gambling addiction, Kimberly Young provides a comprehensive yet latest overview of the different types of Internet addiction. Drawing on the rapid rise in media and technology use by iGeneration young adults, especially teenagers, this book appeals that an extensive attention to deal with adolescents’ internet behavior is required.

In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior – The online sexual behavior is a problem that was first addressed five years back in the first edition of In the Shadows of the Net by Patrick Carnes and coauthors. Now, this new edition updated with the latest information, trends, and developments is equipped with explicit arrangement for recognizing and altering the compulsive online sexual behaviors. Through personal stories, authors shows online sex addicts that how addiction can make their life so distressful with the factors like divorce, career loss, and financial wreck. Not only this, authors also help them by setting forth a well-arranged path for breaking free from compulsive online sexual behavior, and to sustain a lifetime resumption.

Books Against Internet Addiction

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Author: Sherry Helms

Like alcohol and drug addiction, Internet obsession is also real. It does affect poorly the lives of internet addicts and their families by becoming the reason for divorce, job loss, declining productivity at work, failure in school, and, in extreme cases, criminal behavior. Reached at the level of epidemic in the United States, this problem continues to grow as more households and business firms go on-line.

Today, we have brought forth a list of Books that will help netizens to act against Internet Addiction. Inspiring and informative, these books are a useful resource for those who are at initial stage of the addiction as well as a helpful ‘web rehab’ for those who are already entangled in the same.

Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap – Video gaming and Internet surfing are the top sources of entertainment for tens of millions of North Americans today. With the growing trend of these high-tech activities, more and more people are becoming obsessed with video games and the internet, isolating themselves, turning their backs on reality, ignoring family and friends, and losing sleep and even their jobs. In this groundbreaking book, recovering video game addict Kevin Roberts uses extensive scientific and social research, complemented by his and others’ personal stories, to give compulsive gamers and surfers, and their family and friends – a step-by-step guidelines for recovery.

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains – In this book, Nicholas Carr has discussed in detail on the topic “As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?” He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought, but, in stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection.

Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction–and a Winning Strategy for Recovery – Seeing the speedily growing mouth of the Internet addiction, author Kimberly Young chronicles in this book the results of her three-year study of Internet abuse. Often using the words of the Internet addicts, she presents the stories of dozens of lives that were shattered by an overwhelming compulsion to surf the Net, play MUD games, or chat with distant and invisible neighbors in the timeless limbo of cyberspace. She has also offered in the book a questionnaire to help Net users determine whether they are addicts, and discusses concrete steps to help problem users regulate Internet usage and devise a more balanced place for it in their daily lives.

Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment – In this book, Kimberly Young discusses on the problems such as online gaming compulsion, cybersex addiction, and gambling addiction. Providing an integrated and current overview of the different types of Internet addiction, this book asserts that an extensive attention to deal with adolescents is essential, given the rapid rise in media and technology use by both Net Generation young adults and iGeneration teenagers. This book not only help us in evaluating Internet Addiction but also offers guidelines for proper treatment.

In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior – As Internet usage has exploded in recent years, so has the prevalence of compulsive online sexual behavior, a problem first addressed five years ago by Patrick Carnes and coauthors in the first edition of this book. Updated with the latest information, trends, and developments, the second edition equips readers with specific strategies for recognizing and changing compulsive sexual behaviors. Personal stories reveal how distressed life can become for online sex addicts with the issues like divorce, career loss, and financial ruin. Invariably, the authors set forth in this book a path for breaking free from compulsive online sexual behavior and sustaining lifelong recovery.

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Books on Backup & Recovery: Prevent your PC from Losing Important Files

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Author: Sherry Helms

World Backup Day is here and it’s time to backup your PC and other memory storage device. Backup your memories and financial information and check your old backup restores, this is what the motto of this unique day. Celebrated every year on March 31, this day is proclaimed to nudge all the computerized systems/organizations, PC owners and other tech-savvy to back up their essential files, information and documents and check the old one.

Technical experts are good at backup process and continue to ensure their data security. But, there are many people and organizations that have never backed up their important files because they don’t know about it or think it’s too hard. For them, we have brought forth a list of Books on Backup & Recovery that will not only encourage them to backup their memories, but can also teach them how to perform backup and recovery to avoid loss of data from machines.

After making a rigorous research through our stock of innumerable Computing and Internet Books, we have picked following books:

Backup & Recovery: Inexpensive Backup Solutions for Open Systems – Written by W. Curtis Preston, an expert in designing data protection systems, this book is packed with practical, freely available backup and recovery solutions for Unix, Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X systems along with various databases. This new guide is a complete revamp of Unix Backup & Recovery by the same author, fully revised and expanded version with over 75% new material.

Enterprise Systems Backup and Recovery: A Corporate Insurance Policy – The success of information backup systems does not rest on IT administrators alone. Rather, a well-designed backup system comes about only when several key factors amalgamate – business involvement, IT acceptance, best practice designs, enterprise software, and reliable hardware. Through this book, Preston De Guise offers organizations a comprehensive understanding of the principles and features involved in effective enterprise backups. It also provides techniques for analyzing and improving current backup system performance.

Implementing Backup and Recovery: The Readiness Guide for the Enterprise – Offering a comprehensive knowledge of the backup systems for both UNIX and Windows NT, this book provides the readers with a detailed, step-by-step guide for planning and full implementation of backup systems. The personal tips and strategic and tactical advice gained from many successful enterprises, as given by the authors, David A. Chapa and David B Little, are quite useful and result-oriented. Further, the author makes use of VERITAS NetBackup product to illustrate backup system functions, offering a clear understanding of the subject.

Oracle Database 10g RMAN Backup & Recovery – This book offers sound data backup and disaster recovery strategies with the proper guidance by the experts Matthew Hart and Robert Freeman, authors of the book. In this volume, the authors explain you, step by step, how to set up RMAN-ready databases, create reliable backup tapes and discs, and perform accurate Oracle system restores. Just go through this book and learn how to use RMAN from the command line and from Enterprise Manager, generate meaningful lists and reports, and automate administrative tasks using third-party media management tools. While reading this book, you’ll also be trained to perform incremental backups, Flashback recoveries, and database cloning.

Real World Mac Maintenance and Backups – Mac users spends only a few time to make reliable backups and perform regular maintenance on their Mac. This led them to regret, when something goes wrong with their Mac system. That’s where this book of Macintosh expert, Joe Kissell can help. Besides learning how to keep your Mac running smoothly with a set of daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly tasks, you will also learn a rock-solid backup strategy here in this book that protects all your important data at the time of catastrophe.

Pro Data Backup And Recovery – Good backup and recovery strategies are the keys to the success door for any organization as administrators of a system have to protect large amounts of critical data as well as design backup solutions that are scalable and optimized to meet changing conditions. In this book, the author, Steven Nelson, spans some of the more common backup applications, such as Symantec NetBackup/BackupExec, EMC NetWorker, and CommVault.

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