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Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact.

Is there a name for the fear or phobia of being away from / not being able to reach the internet?

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I propose "nonephobia". –  Terry Li Dec 7 '11 at 19:13
    
Nomophobia only exists as a word because; a.) young people (who love coining neologisms) do often suffer from it, and b.) it's a witty contraction of "no mobile phone". Since the current crop of mobiles are often Internet-connected, OP could probably just use the word anyway. –  FumbleFingers Dec 7 '11 at 19:17
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Forget about the internet: is there a word for the fear of not having access to StackExchange? –  Daniel Dec 7 '11 at 20:00
    
@Danielδ I know I suffer from noELUphobia. –  Gnawme Dec 7 '11 at 20:11
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There isn't a word for precisely this fear (yet), but if you want a fancy-sounding neologism, here is fear of away from Internet in transliterated Greek: macriapodiadictuophobia.

If you apply the same technique in Latin, the result would be abinterretemetus.

(In case you're wondering about good ole English, it turns out that it's much more ghastly: awayfrominternetfear.)

However, if you could use words that connote more of an addiction to the internet, then the answers to this question may suffice: cybernaut, nethead, and netizen. Most macriapodiadictuophobes are netheads, and vice versa.

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Fear of the internet would be interretephobia, so perhaps fear of being away from it would be abinterretephobia.

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Wouldn't that be abinternetephobia? Or is the n replaced on purpose? –  Daniel Dec 7 '11 at 19:37
    
@Danielδ: The Latin for 'net' is 'rete'. –  Barrie England Dec 7 '11 at 19:39
    
Why not use English? Then you'd have three languages contributing. –  Daniel Dec 7 '11 at 19:40
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@Danielδ: Too obvious. –  Barrie England Dec 7 '11 at 19:43
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