Do you "waste" time online, daily?

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    So my morning routine consists of waking up and checking my email. But right after checking my email, before showering and getting ready for my dad I'll pop on over to my Google Reader and you know the rest; one website link links to another and before I know it an hour has passed by.

    A large portion of my web surfing/procrastination came from opening Safari and clicing one link to another. Upon scouring my web history I jotted down what websites I visit and added their RSS feeds to my Reader.

    Now, you'd think the mindless web surfing would stop but. Whether it Google Reader on my Mac or the Reeder app on my iPad, I still find myself killing 30 minutes to an hour every morning, every afternoon and every night. (in fact I was doing this just now but decided to start a thread about it just now)

    The thing is, as a college student I Dan reflect back to my early years back in high school and even then surfing the web for hours on end. I know I'm not the only one, and I'm sure I'm not the only one that would rather not be doing this mindless wasteful surfing.

    I guess the main thought running across my mind is: the Internet is my main source of distraction when I should be getting things done.:apple:
     
  2. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    Never! I repeat NEVER! Download stumbleupon on your iDevice. It has wasted so much of my time...

    If I were to think of why it was created, it would be for distraction.
     
  3. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah yes, I forgot to mention StumbleUpon. I limit myself to open that app only once or twice a week cause it is definately an hour of time wasted just waiting to happen. Admittedly though I have come across some interesting sites.
     
  4. scottness macrumors 65816

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    Posting in threads is a total waste of my time. I do it anyway.
     
  5. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ahhhh! See!

    Dammit!

    I think my iPad should now be for just reading books, checking email and using the OmniFocus app. Hmm, it seems to simple.
     
  6. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    Amazing app/site/what have you...
     
  7. bob.loblaw macrumors member

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    huh? !
     
  8. Pushkar macrumors 6502a

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    A lot of my time is wasted online, I can't control it.
     
  9. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    LMAO.

    Day****

    LMAO
     
  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    ^ that caused a lol :D.

    Yeap. I waste time online. When I'm working and I click "save", I usually get a few minutes to kill. Recently I've just had a good software release so I've used that to relax (for once!), and I'm going on holiday in just over a weeks time so I'm just floating around getting ready and not really doing all that much! So yea. Lotsa time to burn.
     
  11. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a

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    my GF and I waste our lives online! to the point that we are considering putting a timer switch on the router
     
  12. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Same here! I should be out looking after my garden or studying for my apple exams
     
  13. greygray macrumors 68000

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    I forgot what I'm doing here or why I'm replying to this post. Guess I'm wasting time, while the Demis waste time and money. Oops I posted this again. :D :p :eek:
     
  14. TheSVD macrumors 6502a

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    ahh yeah, i do this all the time :) one link leads to another, end up on MR, cracked, so on, so forth...
    I have quite literally wasted entire afternoons doing so :D
     
  15. ethical macrumors 68000

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    I know exactly what you mean. One link leads on to another...before you know it hours have gone by. Story of my life...
     
  16. Shyfty macrumors member

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    I've considered legally changing my middle name to 'Procrastinate'.
     
  17. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Imagine the things we could have accomplished if not for our addictions.
     
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