SurveyYou find some social networking sites to be addictive.
      – Lee J Haywood, 2009-03-03 at 14:40:24   (13 comments)

On 2009-03-03 at 14:45:21, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Although I've managed to avoid Digg and the like, I started off reading stuff like Slashdot. Then I progressed to PopURLs and eventually had a block of free time to fill and allowed myself to install StumbleUpon (even though I normally avoid browser plugins like the plague). StumbleUpon is indeed a nightmare, and although it's easy enough to disable (e.g. /etc/hosts) the problem I have is that it's a useful place to see what other people thought of a page through the reviews, and let them know what I think. So even without the main button, I still want to use it which prevents a complete uninstall. And worse, it's actually kinda handy to have something to fill the time when I really don't want to do anything else.
On 2009-03-03 at 16:46:00, Thelevellers wrote...
Apparently my friend also recons it (stumbleupon) is actually a very good 'friend filter'. He finds that people with good matches of stumble upon interests tend to be good real life friends... The time filling capacity IS great, there just needs to be an automatic disable feature after an hour of stumbling... :S
On 2009-03-03 at 16:51:47, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Indeed... I can switch it off but naturally end up switching it straight back on as soon as I want to use it again. The one hour idea would be handy... I've tried to lock the whole computer in the past, but never got on well with it (as you'd expect).
On 2009-03-03 at 23:45:54, Thelevellers wrote...
I am currently trying to stop a late night stumbling... Meant to go to bed at least an hour ago... But with a gem like lolatmcain.com, it's hard to stop!! :D
On 2009-03-03 at 23:48:24, Lee J Haywood wrote...
You mean http://lolatmccain.com/ not 'mcain'. (: http://punditkitchen.com/2009/03/03/political-pictures-joe-biden-children-zoo/
On 2009-03-03 at 23:51:42, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Oh, is anyone watching Obama's weekly addresses? This week's is great... he's declaring war on the special interests and lobbyists, which is great (not to mention his open government, publishing budget allocations for all to see). And I love the way he's broadcasting on YouTube and Vimeo. http://www.whitehouse.gov
On 2009-03-04 at 09:50:44, Lee J Haywood wrote...
This almost looks like a good idea, except I cannot think of any addresses I'd like to try it for. http://keepmeout.com
On 2009-03-04 at 11:53:15, Thelevellers wrote...
I want keep me out of stumble... other than that there's nothing I really return to a lot... Except here to a degree :P If discussiontator was as busy as soapboxxer was when I was on that, I would use keepmeout! Lol...
On 2009-03-05 at 03:19:18, Baslisks wrote...
Stumble is the bane of productivity. I disable and my brain goes ok no more stumble until it clicks that I can turn it back on...
On 2009-03-06 at 20:03:52, Thelevellers wrote...
Heh, I have found an antidote to too much stumbling! At my friends house (which I'm helping finish building) their computer is in an outdoor shed, which is effin' freezing all year round, and to stay more than half an hour in here is horrible! My computer usage plummets while I'm here! Then again, I actually have stuff to do during the day, so it's not that surprising! :P
On 2009-03-07 at 12:05:46, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I don't think going to someone else's house counts, as you'd expect to be limited in your time on-line. The problem is when you're in front of your own computer.
On 2009-03-07 at 18:44:56, Thelevellers wrote...
Yeah, I know, I was trying to find an upside the the severely restrictive computer time here... *shivers with cold*
On 2009-03-08 at 01:20:43, BorgClown wrote...
I used to follow Digg, but the sheer volume put me off, even more when lots of it was duplicates and marketing/hype spam. I've settled with feeds and reading only the articles that absolutely matter me most. From that results that my only active social networking website right now is DNr. Although I've had a bit of fun with Google's Latitude lately.