“internet addiction” sweeps through China

Just when we were all getting worried about the spread of avian flu, a new illness has reached the Chinese mainland – "internet addiction". The BBC’s Daniel Griffiths reports (thanks Smartmobs! ) that China’s first treatment centre for internet addicts has opened and will receive funding for up to 200 additional beds next year.

So how do they treat internet addicts? Apparently by attaching a whole bunch of wires and tubes to their heads. Of course…