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>> No. 68716 Searchfag
2nd May 2021
Sunday 11:38 pm
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As an experiment, I decided to stop using the internet as a source of entertainment/boredom relief, and to only use it for very specific purposes. I've found that I now have around 14 or so hours of free time a day.

I've been doing a lot of walking, cycling, and reading, but what are some other ways to spend my time? It's almost surreal how much of a timesink the internet is, and how much of what you consume is "in one ear, out the other" ephemera.
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>> No. 68717 YubYub
3rd May 2021
Monday 12:26 am
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>> No. 68718 Billbob
3rd May 2021
Monday 12:37 am
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in the olden days we used to have this thing called TV. it was like the internet but you didn't have to scroll manually, it just happened at you. better in many ways when I think about it, I don't know if you can still get it nowadays though.

don't ask me what people did to waste time before that mind you. i suppose that's why there was so much goose pulling, cock fighting and fox tossing.
>> No. 68719 Anonymous
3rd May 2021
Monday 12:45 am
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>>68718
I can imagine a sequel to Idiocracy where the people who used to use the internet now use something else where you don't even have to click to see the next thing, it just autoplays (with adverts).
>> No. 68720 Auntiefucker
3rd May 2021
Monday 1:04 am
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At time of writing, you've got one more day remaining of the snooker World Championship. I have watched that pretty much all day today. It's been awful. I was watching it with my online snooker-watching friends, so it doesn't really count for me, but I'm sure you could just sit there and observe it for ten hours or whatever.
>> No. 68721 Ambulancelad
3rd May 2021
Monday 1:47 am
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What always stuck with me from Pirsig was his telling of how before the invention of the radio people would just sit out on their porches and talk about nothing all day. No purpose to the conversation, they'd just let it flow freely. Not really all that different to imageboards only you'd be talking with a regular person rather than schizoids/schizotypals.

That seems to be a tradition that carries on with television, people gather in a sitting room with it on as a background just as I suppose people have always done around campfires. What I'm saying is you could spend that time with people. We're social animals after all.
>> No. 68722 Paedofag
3rd May 2021
Monday 3:47 am
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>>68718

When I were a lad, we mainly just sat around on street corners looking sullen. Sometimes we'd aimlessly wander about looking for something to do, sometimes we'd persuade a bigger boy to buy us a bottle of cider, sometimes we'd just kick a can around or lob stones at something.

It's impossible to communicate the sheer intensity of pre-internet boredom to someone who has never experienced it first hand. Internet boredom is a different thing, it's a vague beige paste of mediocrity that isn't bad enough to be irritating but isn't memorable in any way. Pre-internet boredom was having literally nothing to do, a void that gnawed at you like hunger.


>> No. 68724 Billbob
3rd May 2021
Monday 9:56 am
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>>68719

Am I being thick and missing your sarcasm or are you really not familiar with TikTok?

I'm being thick aren't I
>> No. 68725 R4GE
3rd May 2021
Monday 11:37 am
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>>68724
Dunno, but I've never used? Seen? Partaken of? Sucked at the teat of? tiktok.
If you just get a stream of things, how does it tune for your tastes? Is there a 'bail out' button? I assume so, but this has to be the first major internet thing that's completely passed me by. Well, that and twitter.
>> No. 68726 Moralfag
3rd May 2021
Monday 11:41 am
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>>68724

He's describing television.
>> No. 68730 Auntiefucker
3rd May 2021
Monday 10:14 pm
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>>68716
Why the fuck are you posting this in /iq/ you utter fucking carpet-bagger case?

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