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The advent of cheap broadband has turned the UK into a nation of internet addicts, according to new research.
Over three quarters of internet users in Britain cannot live without going online, a YouGov survey has revealed.
When left unable to hit the Web, 44 per cent admitted feeling frustrated, while over a quarter complained it made them more stressed.
Dr David Lewis, who worked on the study, commented: "The proliferation of broadband has meant for the first time in history we have entered a culture of instant answers - a galaxy of information is just a mouse click away and we have become addicted to the web."
The term Discomgoogolation, meaning "the feeling of distress or anxiety when unable to gain immediate information access," has been coined to describe frustration at not being able to use the internet, joining discombobulate with Google.
A total of 16 million households 65 per cent of the population now have internet access.
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