Sunday, August 15, 2010

Interesting websites to kill boredom

If you have nothing to do on a Saturday night, you can still entertain yourself by sitting back and being lazy in front of your computer, and now you don’t necessarily have to log on to Facebook or Twitter.

Some of us may have gotten lost on the web, browsing numerous sites before finally deciding to turn the computer off. You may be tired of the same old material offered on the net, but you also may be totally in the dark when searching for new information. If you feel like killing time, here are some worthwhile suggestions (but blame yourself if you eventually spend more time browsing).

The first suggestion is ItMadeMyDay.com (IMMD). With its full page layout of bright orange and blue colors, the site will “make your day”. IMMD allows us to share our own amusing, sentimental and wacky experiences. IMMD can draw us out of boredom with a little bit of that winning feeling — something joyful and capable of really making our day.

You can find stories like, “I was walking my 200-pound, 6-ft-long dog when she veered off the sidewalk. I looked around and saw a cat in a tree. My huge dog is afraid of cats!”

Another entry described “My 6-year-old daughter said she was playing house, so I asked how many kids she had. None, she replied. I just have a cane and I’m really sarcastic to sick people who lie.”

A website called FailBlog.org is one to enjoy and make us feel better about ourselves.
FailBlog.org is a burgeoning new website where “pictures that simply amuse us and make us laugh, whether it is captured on the street, on the way home, or wherever we see them.” Just like IMMD, FailBlog.org users can upload and post photos and descriptions.
For example, in one picture there is a roadside sign which reads “Pet Area”, but just above it stands a larger road sign saying “No Pets Allowed!”.


Another good site is MyParentsJoinedFacebook.com. From the name, you may presume something is not quite right. This site shows us snapshots of parents who have also contributed to Facebook pages.

One epic moment must be when we discover our parents have become active on Facebook. One of the “victims” says, “My mom asked who I was seeing. Not thinking anything bad would happen, I showed her the link to my boyfriend’s page. I was wrong. She sent him a message, and now I’m forever mortified.” You’ll find many similar stories on MyParentsJoinedFacebook.com.

Another great site is TotallyTop10.com, which lists just about anything. It has “Top 10 Best ‘Yo Mama’ Jokes”, “Top 10 Not Totally OK Ways We Remember Titanic”, “Top 10 Weirdest Looking Emo Kids” and many more. The site is arranged in the following categories: politics, global news, social, entertainment, gaming, music, boxing, fashion, food and drink, history, mobile and green. You will need plenty spare of time to visit them all.

Next, try LifeHacker.com — a blog that covers tips and tricks for streamlining our lives with technology. The blog says that a hacker “believes information-sharing is a powerful and positive tool, and that it’s a hacker’s duty to share expertise”. 
Creating a blog is a gesture of “good-will”. Updated several times daily, LifeHacker.com highlights software downloads, websites, do-it-yourself projects, how-to tutorials, shortcuts and tips for going beyond default settings and getting things done in the most clever, unexpected and efficient manner. 
The site helps us to save time with an infinite stream of great tricks leading to a tech-savvy lifestyle. The blog advertises itself as “self-help for power users”, and can be applied using Macintosh, Windows or Linux computers. LifeHacker.com is published by Gawker Media, a team which is also responsible for Gizmodo, Fleshbot and Gawker.

Finally, the last suggested site is Bored.com, which claims its mission is “to keep you from boredom” You’ll be equipped with facts, riddles, games, and other entertainment on the Bored blog. Users can access hundreds of free flash games (arcade, casino, dress-up, multiplayer, racing, sports) and videos on Bored.com. The blog also has hundreds of alternative links to stimulate the less sophicated part of your brain.

If you’re bored of games, click on the Image, fun, humor or quiz buttons. On the humor page, there are dull tips such as “Disposable razor: Do not use this product during an earthquake”, or a bumper stickers that read “It’s impolite to stare!” or “Don’t steal, the government hates competition!”, or excuses like “It’s against my religion to work on Mondays and Thursdays” and “I’ve got amnesia, who are you?”

Spend time visiting these websites, and have fun!

 

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