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im doing that right now smile.gif but i consider "fun" a reason to go online, obviously they don't.
Right now its either i sit on the lounge and watch tv, or go on the net/play games.......not a hard choice really

I couldn't help but laugh at people that would call me a geek for sitting on the computer, but they'd sit there and watch TV for 6 hours a night when they got home from work instead. Atleast we're actively thinking about whats going on and interfacing with our devices. TV watchers turn veg for those hours.

Dude, so true. It's actually a bit annoying though. >_>
post #22 of 59
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for no particular reason except for a diversion or just for fun.

Well apparently they're not online "for no reason" if they're online for diversion and fun.
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post #23 of 59
Um.

I go online to be exposed to novel information.

I open up firefox, check my email. Then check my RSS feed. Then check Overclock.net. Maybe in that order, maybe not. I dunno. Maybe I just stare at the screen until I remember something I wanted to look up on Wikipedia. Maybe I go to Netflix and watch FireFly or Star Trek or something. I check my Google+. I check my Youtube subscriptions and maybe watch a music video. Maybe I read something irritating and write a long rant or article. I don't know.

I go on line because that's where I encounter new information and interact with people. That's what everyone does.







Not saying this study is worthless, of course. All knowledge, no matter how abstract or "common-sense" is worthy. But I don't think that "no reason" is really no reason. No reason is really just "I didn't have a specific website in mind." But there is a reason; people wanted to be exposed to novel, unusual, important, or entertaining information. That's why the internet exists as it does today.
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  • Youtube
  • Gmail
  • EAUK
  • Tripwire
  • Battlelog
  • Teamspeak
  • Porn
  • 4chan
  • The Walking Dead
  • Breaking Bad
  • Movies
  • OCN
  • Reddit
  • Failblog


You know...
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post #25 of 59
Just for fun isn't a reason?

BREAKING NEWS: People play sports and listen to music for no reason!

Stupid research is stupid.
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Other than work I go online for pRawNs
 
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Going online to find awesome deals is almost like an art and requires a lot of being online "just because". Prior to me being employed at Staples absolutely nobody knew about Intel Retail Edge. And that isn't even a deal program; it exists to help store associates sell Intel products more efficiently. In fact, I discovered and did a crap load of RetailEdge quizzes and stuff when I wasn't even employed. Rather was something I found being on the internet for "no particular reason"
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I will just randomly go on 2-3 hour page hopping binges, where i just follow links on pages that lead to interesting information.
    
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I get on out of habit... no reason. I think that's why I still have a facebook.
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When I go on the internet I'm either posting on multiple forums that are either technology related or video game related, look at news on technology websites, ***, twitter, CollegeHumor, youtube and looking up information throughout the day. When I'm not doing that, it's back to the good days of video games and anime.

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