Last week I was watching this clip on the Instant Personalization of Reality – which is definitely worth the click if you have 5 extra minutes to spare. It got me thinking about how my relationship with the Internet has changed over the last few years. I find it changes a bit with the seasons – is that weird?
A few months ago a friend was lamenting to me – “I just don’t know where to go on the internet. It’s almost overwhelming to the point it makes me bored.” I will admit the list of sites I frequent has shrunk down to at the most a dozen. On a rushed day, half that.
My bubble has been filtered down so much, I actively have to make a point of going outside and searching for other sources. Like writing that term paper in university, the primary sources are always easy and quick to come by, but it’s those secondary sources that really make everything flow. Yet it’s more work. Twitter is an excellent resource for this, and one I continue to favour over other forms of social networking.
In the past month I’ve found myself deleting a lot of Facebook contacts, and “unliking” numerous pages or hiding things from my feed because, well, because a lot of things on there aesthetically irk me to be honest and I find a lot of it to be crap. So really Interneting has made my OCD more rampant, and lowered my crap filter. You should see how I have to organize my e-mails.
What are your most frequently visited (top 5) sites?