Defined by some mental health experts as individuals spending, on average, 38 hours a week online, compared to the nonaddicted types who spend, on average, five hours a week online. Computer addicts allegedly also neglect loved ones and chores and have odd sleep patterns—reflected in daytime sleeping patterns to compensate for heavy nighttime online usage.
See Also: Geek.
Young, K.S. Psychology of Computer Use: XL. Addictive Use of the Internet: A Case that Breaks the Stereotype. Psychological Reports, 79, 1996, p. 899–902.