What keeps you on the internet?

AzT (@azmosis) 10 years, 12 months ago

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?

January 26, 2011 at 4:25 am
javier (0) (@javier) 10 years, 12 months ago ago

Lazyness,,homework and videos …

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Alex Eastman (71) (@alex) 10 years, 12 months ago ago

stumbleupon.com this site and facebook :P

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ibrahim (1) (@boblaham) 10 years, 12 months ago ago

Work, Information, and to stay in contact with my friends

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,445)A (@jordan) 10 years, 12 months ago ago

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

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ibrahim (1) (@boblaham) 10 years, 12 months ago ago

wow..couldn’t imagine this website (High Existence ) could be this informative..

U find new websites, read articles that you have never thought of..

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,445)A (@jordan) 10 years, 12 months ago ago

That’s the goal, Ibrahim :)

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AzT (1) (@azmosis) 10 years, 12 months ago ago

stumbleupon @[email protected] keeps me up all night haha

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 10 years, 12 months ago ago

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!

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AzT (1) (@azmosis) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

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.

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

Haha cool man, I also used deviantart back in the day! At one point, i was so proud to get to daily favorite! I have a lot of paintings from there in my appartement, really talented people.

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Ben (231)M (@benjamin) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

Wintertime haha. I mean, during the rest of the seasons I still frequent the internetz every day when it’s raining/nighttime, but in the not-wintertime I’m pretty much skateboarding during daylight hours then doing homework in the evening.

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Krish Jagirdar (156)C (@koin3190) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

maybe you’re an infomaniac… don’t worry most of us are :)

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Raghul Sudersan (4) (@raghulmz) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

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.

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Raghul Sudersan (4) (@raghulmz) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

“National borders aren’t even speed bumps on the information superhighway.”
— Tim May, signature, from 1996

A better way of saying what i tried to say!

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AzT (1) (@azmosis) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

@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]

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Nick Brenner (3) (@axmaster) 10 years, 11 months ago ago

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.

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Bushido (31) (@rotsen) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

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! :)

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