Guest Blog By Krystal Saunders
Sometimes I feel like I'm addicted to various Websites but I have no idea why. I find myself constantly on the same sites, doing nothing, except browsing around until I begin to think that I'm just wasting my time. However, there are benefits to some Websites, right?
For some reason, whenever I access the Internet, I always select my Facebook (FB) bookmark link, even if that's not the Website I was going online for in the first place. Sometimes I will forget that and start looking through my Notifications. Next thing I know, I've been stuck on FB for at least half an hour.
For example, I will click on a Notification from a friend that leads me to my profile and then I see another friend has posted a photo. Once I click that photo, I am instantly drawn in and begin viewing all the images in that album. Then I begin commenting, liking pictures and saving them so that I can re-post them in order to create albums of jokes, animals, people or random images. Eventually, I finally realize that I pulled out my laptop to search for something that has nothing to do with FB at all.
At times, I have also clicked on a YouTube video that a friend has posted on my FB account and then I find myself viewing videos for hours. I watch the first video and then click on another video along the side, and then click on another, and another. Once I have watched numerous videos, I start wondering to myself, "Why in the world did I just watch that?" I begin watching videos that have nothing to do with the original video that I wanted to check out, but somehow can't stop watching because people do some crazy things that just make you laugh at them. Who doesn't love a good laugh? I know I do.
I also have a tendency to search for quotes. I enjoy finding a funny quote, but the majority of the time I find myself searching for love quotes, and I don't even know why. I read hundreds of quotes before I realize I'm bored and want to go do something else, but then my eye catches another and I have to save it to the file that I have created with pages of quotes. Now, do these quote sites have any pros? Not that I can think of. I have quotes from famous people like Dr. Seuss, Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe, but it's not like I use them everyday or can claim them as my own. Instead, they are just saved in a Word document on my computer, taking up space.
Another Website I find myself addicted to is Imgur, a site where you can view millions of hilarious photos. It's so addictive that you keep on telling yourself "last one" but somehow you keep clicking to see the next one, even after hours have passed by. You save the ones you like and once you finally exit the site, you realize you have saved about 366 photos. Now you're back on FB posting them to share with your friends.
Why couldn't I just be addicted to Ancestry like my mom? At least she is creating a family tree and learning about the history of our family. But nope, I'm addicted to Websites that give me nothing but a good laugh. I also have images and quotes saved, as well as videos I wish I could remove from my mind.
Although, to me, FB is not the worst Website to be addicted to because the way life is today, I wouldn't have any other way to communicate with a lot of my friends.
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