I would have posted this topic in “introduce yourself” but your interface will not allow me to post there.
My name is Justin. I am a hardcore internet addict. I looked at some of your suggestions, and personally feel they do not go far enough. Somethings I have done is get rid of my home wifi, install parental control software on my laptop to block out vast swathes of the internet, including all social media, (with the passwords being 15 chars long, randomly generated, and only recorded on paper in sealed envelopes). I also don’t have a smart phone, which was more of a late adopter thing, but has now become a conscious choice. I have found that every time I find a way to take a step back from the internet, my life gets better.
I am, however, a student, and I will have to interact with the internet for my studies and my career. Also, there are some very smart people saying very smart things on the internet, and I like to read them (I linked here from ribbonfarm). My ideal world would have a software app that allowed me to whitelist government, academic, and non profit sites, and allowed me to access e-mail and a few hand selected blogs, while effectively blocking of the internet. Parental control software allows me to block off categories (like games and social media) but my restless brain is constantly able to find new distractions. Also, it would be handy to be able to access the internet in my home, but only for boring/work study purposes.
My main reason for coming here is, to pitch the idea, for the love of god, if anyone out there is good at coding and wants to better the world, please create by category internet whitelisting software. this would be even better than the existing apps like anti social, freedom, net nanny and k9