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Lunchtime Poll: Wasting Time Online

Happy lunchtime, kittens! This lunchtime poll is a giant waste of time. Er, wants to know how you waste time.

Of course it’s easy to spend plenty of time browsing our lovely site, but where else do you go online if you just need to kill a few minutes or hours? I’ve recently become re-addicted to Sporcle. If you’re unfamiliar with it, it’s an Internet quiz site where you can play all sorts of trivia games ranging from word ladders and fill-in-the-blank games to trying to name all the countries in the world or the most frequently mentioned characters in Harry Potter. If you register, you can send challenges to other users or play against Sporcle to beat their score. You can even make your own quizzes and if the editors like them, they can get bumped up to the main page. It’s way too easy to get caught in a black hole and waste an hour or two.

What are your favorite time sucks online?

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

14 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Wasting Time Online”

Sims Social on Facebook?  I don’t know why but I just can’t stop!!  It is mindless, with bright colours and everything takes forever to complete.  But, it is tidier than my real home so…

Also, domain.com.au.  I like to look at homes that I might live in or choose homes out for people I know.  Timesuck!

I spend an inordinate amount of time looking at discount outdoor gear sites like Sierra Trading Post or The Clymb. Also really good cooking/baking/preserving sites like Smitten Kitchen, Punk Domestics, or Food in Jars. Oh the pretty food pictures that go with….

Unrelated: anyone else getting a whole lot of mansplain’ing and other unsolicited opinions/advice from the menfolk today? I mean holy crap, if it doesn’t stop soon I’m going to start wearing my ovaries on the outside (as it were).

Ooh, I love Sporcle! I spent a lot of time on it when I was laid up after having my wisdom teeth out, and it’s even more fun when you’re full of Vicodin. But I’m in another major Pinterest phase right now, so I waste a lot of time there.

Not-so-nice confession: I’ve been killing time at Get Off My Internets, which mostly makes fun of annoying style/lifestyle/mommy blogs. It’s snarky and sometimes mean, but I guilt-read the hell out of it!

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