Andrew Careaga, UMR manager of public relations and adjunct instructor of English, recently released his third book examining the spiritual side of Internet culture: Hooked on the Net: How to Say "Goodnight" When the Party Never Ends.
Careaga’s new book explores the way in which the Internet is affecting our way of life, with a specific focus on compulsive behavior on the Net. It takes an in-depth look at the issue of whether Internet use can become compulsive. Hooked on the Net also examines our society’s addiction to addiction, and discusses four areas of compulsive online activity, such as gaming, cyber sexual relations, online buying and selling, and downloading digital music.
Careaga’s second book, eMinistry: Connecting with the Net Generation (2001), is also published by Kregel Publications. His first book, E-vangelism: Sharing the Gospel in Cyberspace (1999), was published by Vital Issues Press.