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So why do you spend so much time on the internet?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Phate, 24 Jul 2006.

  1. Phate


    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 35,684

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

    So why do you guys spend so much time on the internet?

    is it your job?

    a lust for information?

    its never ending porn collection?

    For me its gotta be because of the people you meet and the way everyone is :)

    so why are you guys always online?
  2. Yewen


    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,719

    Location: Leeds


    Also like helping people out, and forums are the perfect way to voice an opinion and recommend products to people, also suppose GD can be ok for advice every once and a while.

    Its the people that makes the interwebbie for me, the content gets very repetative after a few years, but the people are always fresh and most seem to be friendly. :)
  3. Anim


    Joined: 27 Jul 2004

    Posts: 2,781

    Location: Berkshire

    because some of my closest friends are online most of the time, friends across the country due to moving/uni/etc so the best and easiest way is on the interweb.
  4. SiriusB


    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    What he said!

  5. Xinn


    Joined: 5 Apr 2006

    Posts: 4,103

    Location: Wakefield

    To talk to friends online and to see what other peoples views are on things which is where this GD forum helps alot. Some ppl i know don't really have opinions on alot of things that interest me so coming here helps that part out.

    Apart from that I seek knowledge, you can never know too much imo. Its just deciding who to tell what you know where you make the mistake.

    Edit: fixed spelling damn laptop keyboard
  6. calnen


    Joined: 5 Jan 2004

    Posts: 4,063

    Location: Chester

    I use the net for the usual stuff - keeping in contact with people, research, work etc. I use forums to avoid doing anything useful when I'm bored :p (Hence why my postcount shoots up in the summer ;))
  7. ballistic


    Joined: 15 May 2006

    Posts: 2,278

    because i don't have any friends?
  8. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    I don't have anything else to be doing at the moment, I'm on summer holidays from uni, it is a Sunday and it is too hot to be tempting to do anything much outside ergo I'm reading the forums.

    Sure the information is interesting too and I can find out about pretty much subject I care to name with a well chosen search which is handy. The people who frequent this forum are also a good source of amusement(whether intentional or not) a lot of the time and for the most part seem to be pretty sound as well.
  9. pinkacidbootson


    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

    Posts: 4,001

    Location: Rhone-Alpes, France

    Because its interesting and a great source of information. Its also good for stumbling across things such as music that you've never heard of, cheap deals on all sorts of products, and other random stuff that you never would have known about unless you happened to be on a particular website.
    Its also good for talking to all sorts of people with endless experiences, with this forum being a good example.
    And its good for learning about random stuff whenever you want.
  10. BrenOS


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,267

    Location: The Castle

    I use the net for the following (in some semblance of order):

    Send emails
    Download stuff
    Play poker and blackjack
    To get news
    Be sarcastic to people on OcUK
    Ask for help on OcUK
    Give help/offer advice on OcUK
  11. DanTheMan


    Joined: 11 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,418

    Location: Manchester, UK

    Because I have nothing better to do. Also because I enjoy reading these forums as they entertain me all day long.
  12. GoldenGlory


    Joined: 17 Jul 2006

    Posts: 410

    Procrastination I guess.
    I won't be here for long, I've got my dissertation to do before xmas, 8 weeks consultancy work in manchester starting in a week, and plenty of other things.

    The forums are good to get an instant answer to a question. People are on here 24/7 365
  13. Phate


    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 35,684

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

    interesting responses from alot of people, most seem to be because of the people they meet on the net etc.
  14. ArmyofHarmony

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,872

    Location: hell

    Im a loser, pretty much the only reason
  15. Yewen


    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,719

    Location: Leeds

    Define loser.
  16. SpicyDuck


    Joined: 10 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,349

    The Internet, as I like to sum it up, is "The world stored in bytes".

    It's basically an electronic form of communication, entertainment and freedom which you can alter or search to suit your needs, whatever they may be at that moment in time.

    So, I suppose it can act as an alternative reality and a bigger, less personal bond between everyone on the planet. I also use it for web development, emailing and all the other usual stuff, of course.
  17. manveruppd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,086

    Location: Leeds/Cyprus

    Beats crying ourselves to sleep at night... :D
  18. calnen


    Joined: 5 Jan 2004

    Posts: 4,063

    Location: Chester

    It keeps my mind off spiders.
  19. DragonHunter


    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 480

    Location: Birmingham

    because i work from 10pm to 7am in a call centre. been doing this night shift for 2 weeks and i've taken less than 10 calls and the call centre itself hasn't had more than 20 in that time.
    i just need something to do.
  20. Fa-


    Joined: 19 Jul 2006

    Posts: 95

    its the easyest way to build my army and take over the world... so far i have found that i shouldnt start world domination from OcUK, because once we get there, we are likely not want to leave!