REGULAR internet commenter Tom Logan has admitted he is not even sure why he bothers.
Logan frequently posts comments on a wide range of websites, all of which provide him with broadly the same level of personal interaction as talking to a fridge.
Logan said: I was posting Holly looks GREAT!!! underneath an article about Holly Willoughbys latest photoshoot, when suddenly I realised it could not possibly matter to anyone.
It occurred to me that Holly was unlikely to come round and have sex with me just because Id posted a comment on the internet. And if she did, that would make her a bit of a slut and Id have to insist on using a condom.
At this point it dawned on me that the only people reading the comments were very sad women. And of course men sitting at home rubbing themselves, as indeed was I.
I then realised I had completely wasted a large part of my life posting comments on the internet, and had to buy some animals on Farmville to cheer myself up.
He added: I did once make quite a perceptive point about David Cameron on the Guardian website, but nobody replied because they were too busy accusing anyone who disagreed with them of being a troll.
Psychologist Donna Sheridan said: Internet commenters often find it difficult to stop commenting, because this would be an admission that all their previous comments were a total waste of time.
Its a bit like compulsive gambling, but without the intellectual and social stimulation of spending all day in Ladbrokes.