Addicted makes it sound like a bad thing. I wouldn't say I'm addicted to social activities on the Internet, I spend more of my time playing games on my computer than I do anything else. When I am browsing the web, it is usually regarding acquiring information. The news is easy to get absorbed in, so I usually avoid that.
I think it is in general, the computer itself that I enjoy the most. If the Internet were to be disconnected I would still be happily playing around on my computer, using it for listening and creating music, I would probably program a little more to make my own games, I would play games still, I would always be tinkering around on it trying to make it do pointless, yet amusing things. I would miss the plethora of information and ease of sorting through it though.
When it comes to social platforms, I barely participate in them. I might make a comment on a video that I enjoyed, thanking the person who made it - but I don't engage in very much dialogue as I find it as pointless and often just frustrating. I don't like socializing on larger sites, I haven't had many encouraging encounters when doing so, it is like having some stranger walk past you on the street acting like a mad man and screaming obscenities. Almost nothing of value is learned in the process, and time that I could be spending enjoying what I am doing is wasted.
What I like doing, and has long been part of my life is living in my imagination. Even before computers could connect to the Internet, I would spend hours every day playing Dungeons and Dragons, along with other pen and paper games. I imagine if it were not for computers I would be still doing that. Computers make it easier, a lot easier, to escape reality and sink yourself into a very comforting world. People do the exact opposite, they pull you out of your dream, and try to force you into theirs
This sounds like a negative thing, it is what I have always been told. Spending one's life escaping reality is said to be horrific, but I disagree with that. I would be miserable if I did not have my imagination to escape to, I would think of it no more addicting than breathing air. I don't like my place in society, and there is nothing I can do to change that, I don't want to shift myself in uncomfortable ways to be accommodated by it either, nor would I want to force everyone to change in order to feel as though I am a better fit. I would much rather just avoid it and go to my happy place where I don't have to be part of it all. I can do my own thing, and computers make that possible, I am incredibly appreciative of that, as well as the people who make constant innovations toward technology.