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My 10 favourite ways to procrastinate online
Top Ten Websites
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Top Ten Websites
Advantages: I love the internet
Disadvantages: Stops you getting anything done
These 10 websites are by no means the best websites and they wouldn't be to everyone's tastes - they are simply the sites I spend most of my time on when I'm online (which is a lot!)
I am an absolute Twitter addict and have been on the site for almost 3 years now. I didn't 'get' it for about 6 months. I had no idea who to follow or what to say, but once you get into it, it's highly addictive. Once I realised that there were a few F1 drivers on there, I started using it more frequently, and now I follow drivers, teams, people in F1 media, some celebs, and absolutely tons of F1 fans. During race weekends it's brilliant fun to interact with other fans who have the same (or differing) opinions from you. It's an amazing source of news, both F1 and otherwise, and a great way to find out information instantly. I have also made friends with people I started following on Twitter, and ended up meeting them in real life. I genuinely couldn't imagine life without it now. I know a lot of people don't see the point, but if you have an interest in something, why not see if you can find others with the same interest to follow, and you may change your mind.
Facebook - well, as the saying goes 'Twitter is for people you like but don't know, and Facebook is for people you know but don't like'. Facebook has the ability to turn decent people into morons; be it Farmville or constant status updates or dozens and dozens of photos of them being 'wacky'. I say all this with affection, of course. The majority of my Facebook friends (because I do only accept actual friends, not random acquaintances I barely know) are fine - the odd eejit does manage to slip though. I say all this but obviously I'd never delete my account! The bottom line is that Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with people.
Tumblr is mainly populated (seemingly) by teenage girls but it's very, very good for photographs. You can search for any subject (I like searching for places local to me) and more often than not, some nice photographs will show up as local photographers sometimes use Tumblr. It's fantastic for gifs as well.
This is a Ferrari website but the main aspect is the forum. It's a large community of Ferrari/F1 fans and again a good way to interact with those with common interests. It can get a bit heated at times which is the same as all sport messageboards I imagine, but there are a lot of great people on there.
5) Digital Spy:
Tons of celebrity, TV, movie and music gossip on this site, alongside a lot of forums about TV, Showbiz, Food, Pets, Advice, to name a few. There's a good General Discussion forum on there too which is a good way to waste an hour or two. Topics range from the rude to the serious; sublime to the ridiculous.
6) Fortean Times:
A great site if you're interested in the strange, unexplained and paranormal. The main site features daily weird news stories, longer articles, and photographs. Again the main part I go to is the forums. There are several, such as Ghosts, UFOs, Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends and the Occult. The best one however, is the It Happened To Me forum, where normal posters tell their spooky or unexplained tales. This isn't a David Icke type forum that is full of crazies; far from it. The posters on there are very rational - willing to believe in the possibility of the paranormal, but only once every other possible explanation has been given. A great way to spook yourself late at night!
The main site for motorsport news.
A very good site which I have started using only recently. You register, and let the site know your various interests. Then, you hit the 'StumbleUpon' button that will show up on the left hand side of your screen. Every time you hit it, it takes you to a different page on the internet that StumbleUpon thinks you might like. If you do, you hit the 'I like it' button and you will then start getting similar websites to that. It brings up a lot of cool pages and sites that I wouldn't have otherwise seen.
The two main news websites I go to. The BBC is good for local news stories whereas I have passed many an hour on the Guardian website reading articles. They also have Charlie Brooker and Grace Dent, two of my favourite columnists. Good music and TV reviews, too.
Had to put this in, didn't I! Money is tight at the minute and I am working towards my first 50,000 miles right now so I have a wee bit of extra cash coming up to Christmas. I enjoy trying out new products specifically so I can review them, and I like reading other reviews, particularly for food and make-up. Some of the reviews on here are so long and comprehensive; a lot of people really put a lot of thought and effort into their reviews, and it is admirable. I could only hope of writing reviews that good, but I strive to write the best ones I can.
*Special mention to the likes of eBay, Amazon, River Island and New Look where I spend WAY too much money ;)
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