Hey guys, I’m new here. The parkour discussion got me interested haha.
Anyways, I don’t know why, but I can’t seem to leave the internet. I think it’s a sort of behavioral addiction.
Even after I’ve finished reading my mail, updating myself with my various internet accounts and doing the usual stumbling… Then there’s nothing left to do, so I turn the laptop off and repeat the process after an hour or so.
How about you? What keeps you on the net?
Everything. I think it’s the most exciting thing you can do in your spare time, plus it’s my job. There is so much free knowledge out there just waiting to be read! But if I had to narrow it down I would say StumbleUpon, HighExistence and ThisIsntHappiness.com
I think the internet is so integrated in our lifes, our generation came up with so many uses to increase entertainment, knowledge, social cohesion and many more things. I wouldnt be half the person I am now if it weren’t for the internet.
I love TED.com, HighExistence, youtube, google and erowid!
wow trudat, Martijn!
I started saturating myself in the internet when I started using deviantart as a ‘gallery’, but then I discovered all of these subcultures and internet communities. I guess I really won’t be the same person if I hadn’t been this attached to the net.
As everyone said internet is a great source of knowledge. But it contains the opinions of different people on a subject. Its immune to censoring and there is always a way on the internet to find the alternative thoughts about anything.
@Raghul: wow I could quote that! It’s so cool to think that we’re here, people from different countries and different backgrounds, and we’re all talking really casually, like we’re in a cafe! The internet must be one of the best tools of men today! @[email protected]
I think the crazy thing about the internet is the shear amount of information and disinformation that is so readily available at a moments notice, or if you know where to look; and the social/psychological changes that it can bring about. I think of the internet as a massive consciousness of human information, that history has never seen before. Our generation will be the test subjects of how this thing has changed humanity. I think with the right motivation we can become exponentially smarter than the elders in our society now, say parents. I mean with every good there is bad though, so we’ll see how it has truly effected our generation in years to come. I am on FB, Ted, Stumble, Wimp.com, various blogs, and cracked.com most of my time.
The endless mindblowing amount of information that is so widely available for anyone who is interested stimulating the mind and learning about anything and everything. I love how people can get together from all across the world and share ideas, knowledge, culture, music, art. Sites like HE, Stumbleupon, youtube, the cool hunter, buzzle, open culture and dozens of other websites I have yet to discover! :)