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I-am-bored.com is one of those many websites designed to help office employees and teenagers wile away a bit of time. The site has a great deal of somewhat entertaining videos and images, the subject matters of which vary. Examples include impressive displays of technology, bizarre internet memes, college humour, medical anomolies, fat people, ugly people... you get the gist. Its in a similar vain to Ebaumsworld.com, Albinoblacksheep.com, and Weebls-stuff.com but much less entertaining.
The site layout in particular is amateurish and bland, with its formulaic 'forum-esque' style for user-posted content, with very little quality control. You can't post comments on videos unless you sign up, which is an utter waste of time as all the content is accessible anyway. There are no images or thumbnails to give an idea of what you're going to be watching, and as if the layout weren't bad enough, it's utterly littered with ad-banners and pop-ups and although there's no malware here, it's still very irritating. I think the main reason it gets so many hits is because of the fortunate web address.
There are a few seperate forums for those wanting to do some mild and tenuous social networking, but its really not worth your time unless your 14 years old and very lonely.
The entire site is slow, clunky, and difficult to navigate. The content is JUST about passable but there's not really anything here that you havent seen 100 times before. Classic yet dated flash animations and fanimutations, links to sites we've seen a thousand times before, terribly conceived flash ports of old genesis games, It's not really any good. Avoid it.
the tedium of the office. Everyone else is out at lunch, i'm all alone with an internet connection and at least half hour.
What to do? hmm...
It's a brilliant website to while away hours and hours. There are enough links to games, stories, videos, audio and stupid, really stupid things there to keep you busy or at least occupied rather than making a scene in the office when there's no one around.
There's a chat option as well, it's locked unless you're a member. This is a good thing.
In terms of design; it's very basic which is highly commendable and easy to navigate, it's that easy and with the black background, white text and basic no-frills design it's pretty much a pleasure to use the ...lo-fi layout to navigate to content.
It could probably do with some thumbnails of the links but there are always sufficent and succinct descriptions of what you'll be surfing to.
reviews and explanations can not do it justice, there is something for everyone on this site - it's updated daily, hundreds of new links every time, relatively SFW and it's just brilliant.