I remember back in the nineties using the internet to get on the internet relay chatrooms known as IRC. It was a way to keep busy without having to worry about all the weirdos on the AOL chatrooms. I used a free program and would go to the same chatroom every day and chat with the same online friends. That was back in the day when I used AOL’s dialup service. Those sure were the days.
I remember when I found the online bingo websites years ago. I would play on the popular bingo websites for hours hoping to win some extra money to go shopping with. I did win money several times but I also lost more often than I won. What is addicting about the bingo sites are the free bonuses that they give you when you setup an account. I would try to win with the free bonuses but that didn’t always happen and I eventually stopped playing. I know someone that has played for YEARS though and never seems to give up on it.
I have spent HOURS online reading stuff. I also have to admit that I have spent quite a bit of time playing online games. I have played Webkinz with my children and that popular Runescape game that my friend Shannon told me about. Today, I mainly use Facebook for my form of entertainment. On Facebook I can chat with my family and friends, play online games and participate in discussions in the groups I am a member of. Since I spend quite a bit of time online working, I try not to spend that much time online games and spend my free time with my children.
So what do you do online that wastes time?