Nov 3, 2009

Ten on Tuesday - '10 Ways to Waste Time on the Internet'

Today's Ten on Tuesday topic is '10 Ways to Waste Time on the Internet'. I'd love to be able to put a positive spin on it but really, most of the time I'm on the internet is time that I really ought to be doing something else. The internet just sucks me in and the next thing I know I'm wondering where the last hour - 2 hours went. And how am I going to get whatever I was supposed to be doing done.

Here's a happy sheepy picture for today.

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And here's the list:

  1. CNN - I am a news junkie. I have this open at work and at home ALL DAY LONG. Just in case something happens. Heaven forbid I should be the last to know.
  2. Washington Post - Still on the news junkie theme. This would be the source for all things local. A girls gotta know what the weather is like before she heads out for lunch or makes weekend plans.
  3. People - My news junkie tendencies wouldn't be complete without adding a little gossip to the mix. They wore what?
  4. Blogs - These are just the ultimate in escapism for me. Feeling stressed - read a blog. feeling bored - read a blog. Feeling uninspired - read a blog. Now that the line between blog friends and real life friends is blurring a little it's even more fun.
  5. iTunes - Whatever did we do before iTunes? The apps, the music, podcasts of This American Life, the episodes of shows we missed.
  6. Email - reading what I want to and deleting what I do not takes up way too much time. The person who can build a fool-prook spam filter will be my hero.
  7. Wikipedia - I am an info junkie (see 1,2, & 3) and I cannot tell you how often I wiki stuff. Not for serious citation purposes of course but when I need to know who played Heath's love interest in A Knight's Tale, or who got voted off of Dancing with the Stars first last season there is nothing better.
  8. Facebook - I was trying really hard not to get sucked into this. I was doing pretty well with it tooo but then my sister introduced me to Scrabble on Facebook. I am sunk.
  9. Amazon.com - I really just love shopping on the internet period. Especially if there's yarn involved on sites like Elann.com, KP, Loopy, DBNY and way too many more to count.
  10. Ravelry - This goes hand in hand with #9. I see a great sale on a yarn and need to find a pattern to buy it for or vice versa.

What are your favorites? Am I missing good stuff somewhere?

3 comments:

Carole Knits said...

I think our lists are very very similar!

Julie said...

This was a hard week to keep to just 10. There are just so many places to spend time on the internet. How did we entertain ourselves before? :-)

Sarah said...

I'm with you on keeping up with news online. Mmmm...innerwebs are tasty!