Today it is hard to believe that the Internet was once created for purely utilitarian purposes – for communication between serious scientific institutions. Now it is a real entertainment industry. What interesting things can you do on the Internet if you are bored or just have an excess of free time?
The most popular means to dispel boredom, their pros and cons
The most popular way to deal with boredom is social media. Of the benefits – the opportunity to make new friends and keep in touch with old acquaintances, find allies in any endeavors. Of the minuses – the likelihood of meeting with unpleasant inadequacies and scammers, virtual and real. The best way to protect yourself is not to spread absolutely everything in the public domain.
Online games of any genre and complexity are the second most popular way to kill time on the Internet. Of the benefits: a lot of communication, experience and loot and the ability to pump an 80-level elf. Of the minuses: loss of health, work, family, significant amounts of money, sometimes even life – as a result of stress, lack of fresh air and movement, as well as abuse of energy drinks and alcohol.
An alternative to large-scale online projects can be called short flash games of any genre: from "shooters" and horror films to the so-called "girls" games dedicated to fashion and cooking. Another popular type of games is casual, which most often represent beautiful simple quests (adventure games).
Entertainment and education
Literature, music, films. Everything is obvious here. The Internet is a paradise for lovers of reading, music lovers, moviegoers. If you have a creative streak, you have the opportunity to present your own poetic or prose creations to the audience and acquire crowds of fans. And here’s another thing to do on the Internet when there is nothing to do:
- Thanks to the Web, it is possible to visit the largest museums in the world, including the British Museum, the Louvre, the Hermitage, the Tretyakov Gallery. Walk around the Kremlin or the White House, the Palace of Versailles, Madame Tussauds – all this can be done without leaving the apartment.
- Webcams are now installed in almost all countries. Thanks to them, you can not only watch live the busy life of Tokyo, Dublin or New York, but also visit the ISS, coral reefs, Mount Vesuvius and even find out what problems the inhabitants of the British chicken coop are pestering.
- Detailed master classes will dispel longing, which will allow you to learn anything: from cooking and construction to quilling. Finding out what quilling is and then mastering this art is one of the best ways to get rid of boredom using the Internet.
- Wandering through virtual stores is no less interesting than the real ones. There is an opportunity to save a lot on purchases or purchase exotic goods.
If Internet shops provide an opportunity to buy something unnecessary, then Internet auctions provide an opportunity to sell something unnecessary. Buying and selling – that’s what to do on the Internet when you’re bored.
How to spend time and earn money
On the Internet, there are many ways not only to spend time, but also to earn money. You can sell your own photographs for special storages – photo stocks, do copywriting (writing articles for websites), create your own online store or website. The freelance market is in demand for programmers, designers, accountants, lawyers, journalists and translators.
When traveling through the expanses of the World Wide Web, the main thing is not to get lost and remember in time that there is a real world outside the window, no less exciting and beautiful.