our internet activity (59)

1 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-08-02 21:34 ID:91KPNC6a

The only websites I browse anymore are 4-ch and 4chan. And I don't even go to 4chan for discussion anymore, as I just look at the pictures. I also read articles on wikipedia, youtube for songs, watch porn, and google for movies and anime (mostly movies) I might watch. Lastly I talk to people on omegle to waste my time, because our discussion never gets anywhere. That's ALL I do on the internet. I don't ever do anything else, since, 2 years now, and I use my computer like 5 hours a day.

2 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-08-02 22:20 ID:Heaven

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  ∧_∧               ,,..、;;:~''"゙゙       )  从    ミ彡ミ彡)ミ彡,,)
√(:::.・∀・)      ,,..、;;:~-:''"゙⌒゙          彡 ,,     ⌒ヽ     ミ彡"
| (:::..、===m==<|::::::゙:゙                   '"゙        ミ彡)彡''"
|_=|:::. |::. | '    ``゙⌒`゙"''~-、:;;,_              )   彡,,ノ彡~''"
 (__)_)              ゙⌒`゙"''~-、,,     ,,彡⌒''~''"人 ヽノ ←>>1
                            "⌒''~"      し(__)

3 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-08-03 01:52 ID:3bXVQxB4

Welp, me too.



4 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-08-03 02:20 ID:Heaven

                             ,,从.ノ巛ミ    彡ミ彡)ミ彡ミ彡ミ彡)ミ彡)''"
                            人ノ゙ ⌒ヽ         彡ミ彡)ミ彡)ミ彡)'
  ∧_∧               ,,..、;;:~''"゙゙       )  从    ミ彡ミ彡)ミ彡,,)
√(:::.・∀・)      ,,..、;;:~-:''"゙⌒゙          彡 ,,     ⌒ヽ     ミ彡"
| (:::..、===m==<|::::::゙:゙                   '"゙        ミ彡)彡''"
|=|:::. |::. | '    ``゙⌒`゙"''~-、:;;,              )   彡,,ノ彡~''"
 (__)_)              ゙⌒`゙"''~-、,,     ,,彡⌒''~''"人 ヽノ ←>>3
                            "⌒''~"      し(__)

5 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-08-18 01:20 ID:J3AdpN9P

You use your computer only 5 hours per day?

I use mine probably at least 8, and spend almost all of my break time at work using my mobile phone to use the internet some more.

Lack of internet = sad me

6 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-08-19 23:34 ID:n8mcVidr

I use it avrg of 10 hours a day...and sometimes I use my computer and my iPod at the same time.

7 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-08-30 12:51 ID:Heaven

                             ,,从.ノ巛ミ    彡ミ彡)ミ彡ミ彡ミ彡)ミ彡)''"
                            人ノ゙ ⌒ヽ         彡ミ彡)ミ彡)ミ彡)'
  ∧_∧               ,,..、;;:~''"゙゙       )  从    ミ彡ミ彡)ミ彡,,)
√(:::.・∀・)      ,,..、;;:~-:''"゙⌒゙          彡 ,,     ⌒ヽ     ミ彡"
| (:::..、===m==<|::::::゙:゙                   '"゙        ミ彡)彡''"
|=|:::. |::. | '    ``゙⌒`゙"''~-、:;;,              )   彡,,ノ彡~''"
 (__)_)              ゙⌒`゙"''~-、,,     ,,彡⌒''~''"人 ヽノ ←>>5,6                            "⌒''~"      し(__)

8 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-09-19 01:22 ID:Ces4r4fV

6+ hours per day, including lunch break at work. i also play video games online simultaneously.

9 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-09-27 00:47 ID:Q4lnfj5x

all non job moments on net, hanging out on irc and reading boards / play games occasionally. i love it when people link me shit to read.

10 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-09-27 04:12 ID:UJVQI0eI

I use my computer for about 16 hours a day as a minimum, often more. I like IRC, 4ch, 4chan, 2ch, SAOVQ, SA, Reddit, and a few miscellaneous sites.

11 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-09-27 10:09 ID:Heaven



Doom House.

12 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-11-28 03:19 ID:L836Tm59

using the internet 5 hours per day is probably average in 2011. even normal people are addicted to facebook, youtube, etc.

i sit in front of the computer for nearly all of my waking hours except for using the bathroom and making/eating food. it's my life.

13 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-11-30 22:17 ID:vhtA9Ltx

I would be a net addict if I actually had internet. I live too far in the woods for anyone to serve internet to my home. And I'm too poor to move. I have to steal internet from friends houses.

14 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-12-03 04:15 ID:66cdJTjh

I am on the computer for at least 14 hours a day (lately this has become night as I've become mostly nocturnal), from when I wake till when I go to sleep. All I do is browse 4chan, come here rarely to check for new posts, and other than downloading anime that is all I do. I have lived this way for the last three years. Wow, I can't believe it's been that long.

I find the rest of the intenet generally unpleasant because it is usually either Facebook-esque things or Forum circlejerking and elitism. I think this is my favourite website, I only wish it were faster so I could come here more often instead of 4chan.

The internet is my entire life, yet it's just these couple of websites for years for me.

15 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-12-05 06:06 ID:xSNjitUn

I've been browsing 4-ch on and off, but it moves so slow I kind of lose interest after a while. A month or two later I come back and read the two posts that have been made during my hiatus. I don't even post here that often; it's fun enough to read the threads. Otherwise I just download things. I'd try IRC, but real time chat is usually too nerve-wracking for me. Tv-Tropes is entertaining but I haven't browsed it too seriously.


> I find the rest of the intenet generally unpleasant because it is usually either Facebook-esque things or Forum circlejerking and elitism.

The Web 2.0 design of lots of websites these days really irks me, not to mention "social networking" sites are just awful, so I can understand that.

16 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-12-07 21:23 ID:vhtA9Ltx

I hate web 2.0 also. It's been a disaster and companies are already talking about web 3.0. What does that even mean?
Every coder I talk to hates web 2 point anything. So where is all the web 2.0 coming from??

17 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-12-08 05:33 ID:jzH2LaRB

Casual users like all the toys, I guess.

Businesses switching to "software as a service" in the face of copyright/DRM being useless.

Huge payoff for the next trendy-popular community site.

18 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-12-09 04:20 ID:JigUBO39

Casual users also don't mind (or really even realize) when their CPU and bandwidth are bottle-necked for the sake of frills, bells and useless social attachments.

19 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-12-20 13:16 ID:ev/vfPZG

Unbearable to think of.

20 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-12-28 08:55 ID:m+P9QqiS

Using the internet for an average of 10 hours by day, I understand what OP and other posters here mean.
I'm clearly not a big fan of my local internet (French), which consists of all the population browsing Facebook and a billion of shitty PhpBB-style forums, with their share of 10k-messages posters, circlejerking, useless sections, shitty navigation, etc.
(The infamous Shii's article on anonymity and the internet helped me putting a word on what I disliked there.)

So I tend to spend my days browsing English websites, mostly imageboards, news, RSS feeds of blogs/others, anonymous BBS like this one, etc. (4chan, Google News/Reader, Krautchan, Reddit, Danbooru, MAL, etc).
Btw, my main motivation for learning Japanese would be to be able to read the Japanese Internet, which seems to have a rather enormous amount of interesting material.

21 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2011-12-30 06:21 ID:XfbXcVYu

Does anybody else here browse BBSes with telnet? I've recently started on that and I'm afraid of getting addicted.


> Btw, my main motivation for learning Japanese would be to be able to read the Japanese Internet, which seems to have a rather enormous amount of interesting material.

No kidding. Looking at the crazy amount of content on 2ch is like looking at a completely locked up buffet table with mountains of delicious food.

22 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-01-09 03:06 ID:hteXmqnR


>browse BBSes with telnet?


23 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-01-09 06:35 ID:AwRqVPAA


Most of these BBSes can be accessed with a telnet client like Syncterm (and I think Windows has a built-in telnet client that supposedly isn't very good for it).

24 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-01-14 03:45 ID:Heaven

I used to. I also got addicted to Gopherspace and Usenet for a brief period.

An internet friend of mine runs a small BBS and Gopher server:

25 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-01-16 02:03 ID:q3F6yKtk

Cool! :) Might try it out.

26 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-01-17 14:47 ID:uoQkKpsl

Information Is Manipulated


We know that information is manipulated by the ruling class.

But we should know that the ruling class is not only a specific group of people but also a people which are united by the blood.

And we should know that our knowledge is also manipulated even in the Internet which we regard as the place where we exchange free and sincere opinions.

27 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-01-17 22:50 ID:8+UM5ReF

I go on 4chan, IRC, and textboards for the most part. Sometimes I check out Tumblr or Twitter if I'm bored, or write emails. I also work on my own site from time to time. Homework comes last.

28 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-02-10 14:18 ID:q3F6yKtk

Are you my brother?

29 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-02-10 20:16 ID:Heaven

I have a Google homepage with thirty or so RSS feeds on different topics. So I read the news a lot. Mostly I download music and ebooks. If I'm not reading a material book then I'm probably looking up articles about science, math, programming, government, economics, etc.

IRC is boring. Forums without forced anonymity (including Facebook and the like) are downright stupid. Besides 4-ch I don't really socialize online, except for on Omegle. It's a vice of mine to troll, surprise, offend and confuse people on a medium where a simple 'Disconnect' is all it takes to talk privately with another unknown user.

30 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-02-11 23:10 ID:iGvIgtVR

I go to 4chan and 7chan, 4-ch, look pictures of anime girls in danbooru, torrent animes, read online manga, watch videos in youtube, and wander around the net for stuff that interests me, though as of late it has been mostly stuff about touhou and vns.

That's basically all I do. I stay on the internet the whole day.

I don't like to socialize in non anonymous mediums, and I stopped downloading music because I already have too much of it.

31 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-02-27 08:38 ID:Heaven

>>30 pretty much this except for the 4chan part. You should feel bad for still browsing 4chan....faggot.

32 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-03-04 08:15 ID:LneShrYa

Too much music eh?

33 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-04-15 23:52 ID:yorBPVU7

Why the hatred for 4chan? Did it kill your dog?

34 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-04-29 17:52 ID:45wWZbyL

I Suppose because its full of the bad kind of idiot now, facebook users and the like

35 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-05-09 17:37 ID:aJHHix0n

You're one to talk.

36 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-05-12 20:07 ID:60aSMzj8

But clearly 34 is typing

do ho ho

37 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-05-12 22:14 ID:BuVvIpFn

And pirating movies etc

38 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-06-08 10:23 ID:6iNmrSJy

Since I stopped doing porn (yeah.. I was desperate for change) I've started watching people and children play games on youtube, while taking drugs. Yes, I've become too lazy to play games myself. All my magical, joyous moments I have outsourced to strangers. I've been at that for about two years. Two years of non-stop internet use.

I go outside to read works of philosophy in the summer, to maintain a tad of cerebral narcissism, but my life is basically over.

My only day without internet has been my one day stay in a psychiatric hospital.

39 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-06-23 09:28 ID:0tMX4vRA

DQN, General, Internet Addicts
Last FM, MAL
Some Pokemon forums...

40 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-06-24 12:12 ID:aTjqlw1Q

Skype - to talk with my online friends
4ch - I love reading 4ch
4chan - Stopped browsing it for some reason
Tumblr - Great place where I look at pretty pictures

41 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-06-24 14:44 ID:ga0IYG/9

/dqn/ for, well, being DQN.
/nihongo/, /music/, /games/, /anime/, /debate/, /tech/, /net/, /general/ and /iaa/ for checking out if any of the threads I contributed to have got replies (usually the answer is no).
/req/ to report the odd spammer found on my tour through the boards.
4chan /soc/'s Vocaroo General thread for singing, reading scripts and talking with others who do the same.
4chan /int/ for trolling nationalists.
Skype for chatting with a couple friends and online acquaintances (I almost never use its voice chat features).
Pharyngula and other atheist blogs, which my fiancée often sends me links to.
Nico Nico Douga to provide me with background music and show me awesome music videos and mashups, and for investigating weird Japanese memes.
Wikipedia (in German, Japanese and English) for investigating random unfamiliar terms I come across elsewhere.
Various torrent sites for yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum.
Oolite wiki and forum, for finding and discussing awesome new expansions for my favourite space sim.
Facebook for when I have something to show my non-Skypeing friends.
JSTOR for homework research, Amazon and Abebooks for acquiring other sources that the library cannot get for me.

That just about wraps it up.

42 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-07-10 13:23 ID:tXcL+QiS

Sad Panda, a man has his needs!
Motherless, freaky chic male lookin' for PTHC beastaility.
I was getting back into 4chan but I was recently banned and my IP's staying static.
Google, educating oneself is as important as respecting your elders.
Wikipedia, articles galore, also a good way to learn about some old internet history.
I go onto YouTube in order to learn things and sometimes I'll find a bit of unheard music which I'll get into.
What.CD, gotta have this place! Usually when I listen to something I like I'll look up the album that it's on and grab a copy of it in FLAC.
Digitalgangster 4ums, this place is okay if you're into shitposting like a black person and discussing opiate abuse/hacking.
HackForums, I like messing with people in The Lounge, it gives me a sense of superiority.
CEF, this was the first forum that I posted on. I would make cheats for this flash game called Stick Arena but shortly afterward I became interested in the sub-culture of their Random Spam forum which I now frequent, once you're in you can't get out.
I download anime from Nyaa, if it wasn't for anime I don't know how I'd pass the time like I do now.
I collect HD movies so I usually just snatch popular things from HDChina.
For a short while I was posting in FYAD, really gave me a good insight into metacommentary and it kick started my SMALL Twitter career which I've practically abandoned.

43 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-07-11 16:47 ID:ETovegFu

Channel4, Let's Plays and MST3K.

Living the dream.

44 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2012-07-12 19:26 ID:Ew15cYJ8

This is the guy you were replying to, and I just now checked this out. This is very cool and I'm going to be wasting a lot of my time on it. Thank you.

45 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-04-03 23:19 ID:+WRl9fit


46 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-04-04 05:39 ID:Heaven

Judging by how these posts were made in 2011/2012 I wonder how much these people's habits have changed.

47 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-04-19 06:01 ID:dB1KfZxy

I exclusively browse 4-ch for hours on end, continuously reloading the page, desperately hoping that something shows up, and then clinging to that new content even after it becomes stale

Longing for that time when everything seemed new and fresh

Longing for my youth back

48 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-04-22 08:49 ID:b7/U5cvY

I do the same things these users were doing in 2012, it's pretty pathetic how stale the web is. Nyaa, rutracker, mal, sad panda, danbooru, alt /jp/ boards, bbs , 1 reg forum, steam, lurk Japanese sites I can't read. I only have fun if I'm buying something on the internet.

49 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-04-25 10:41 ID:SzScAXIk

I don't even do anything different than I did 5 years ago. It's always been the same shit. 4chan, alternate imageboards, pixiv, animebytes, archives of /a/ and /jp/, futaba, and youtube. I think I'm going to take a break from the internet, actually. It feels like I've been going through the motions with no real purpose for a while now, getting away from it for a few months should help make things seem somewhat interesting again.

50 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-04-25 14:41 ID:TdiRAUc0

4ch is no longer that funny or enjoyable to me. I used to browse only this site for a long time when I was in high school, but coming back it doesn't feel the same although I know that it is me who changed.

51 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-04-26 07:55 ID:g9e71YUP

I'm going to reply not specifically to you but to the sort of thing this post can represent. I disagree with the whole premise of the "growing out of the Internet" trope. If anything the Internet will be more prevalent in your life in the future regardless of your browsing habits simply due to technological integration. I hardly ever post here anymore for a variety of reasons but what has changed is not me, nor is it the Internet, or the content on this site, but that it is not presently able to add any novelty or value to my life. Things are stale mostly because the only people who have any cause to visit a site like this are either former or present users with ossified posting habits or inappropriately reverent newcomers who still hold stock in the smug seniority principle. The confluence of these two factors make these boards living museums and things are done a certain way out of inertia rather than any sort of utility. Don't confuse your own dissatisfaction with a systemic flaw in the Internet as a whole.

52 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-05-03 14:04 ID:Heaven

I agree with your general sentiment, but I really don't know how you can say there is no systemic flaw in the internet. The modern internet is a cold, overpopulated, stagnant, commercialized husk of shit. It has become a reflection of the real world.

53 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-05-04 23:43 ID:/Nox0mqd

Is the systemic flaw really in the internet itself or the way it's being used though?

54 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-06-02 01:53 ID:D3CAU+js

All human endeavors are imperfect stemming from the fact that humans are defined by their imperfection so there's that angle that the internet could be flawed from the very beginning. I really think it's more of how it's being developed now though: https://medium.com/swlh/how-technology-hijacks-peoples-minds-from-a-magician-and-google-s-design-ethicist-56d62ef5edf3#.s02jq6eqr. The direction it's accelerating towards is one of trite exploitation.

55 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-06-03 13:00 ID:scrbRwCk

Thank you. God that trope is obnoxious.

56 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-06-04 06:31 ID:EFUyGPi2

This, combined with "Think of me as Evil" [ http://assets.wwf.org.uk/downloads/think_of_me_as_evil.pdf ] makes me despair for the state of the world.

You can't close Pandora's box, we're stuck with this. There are huge economic incentives to keep it going and most of the general public don't want to stop it. The power to change the world lies in the hands of marketers and companies encouraging people to buy buy buy. This of course creates perverse incentives to destroy privacy. The more they know about you, the more accurately they can sell to you. With no public outcry ("I don't care that Google knows what porn I watch") no regulation will ever be put in place, doubly so when any country to do so would come under fire thanks to the interconnected nature of modern economies.

I feel like an old Bolshevik awaiting his show-trial. The utopian dreams of what a global computer network could do for human understanding and relationships hijacked by marketers to encourage you to mass upload worthless photographs so that friends you've not spoken to in years who live in your own city can ignore them. It's as though the entire point of social interaction has been missed.

Combine this with all the terrible UI decisions in that article [endemic in modern UI design, even for desktop operating systems.] leaving this nightmare inescapable even if I don't use social media sites (In a fun case of misfortune turned fortune, my often bleak worldview tends to make most attempts at faux-niceness/obligated reciprocation fall flat because I'm already subconsciously seeking excuses to reject validation.) and the future becomes very upsetting indeed.

The worst thing is, one can no longer retreat into real life. One cannot "grow out of the internet" anymore - it's no longer an option. Even old people are on Facebook. If I stick to the computer, I use 4-ch all day and miss what everyone else is talking about: If I stick to real life, I sit in a corner while everyone else uses their phones. There is no winning option. As time moves on and these limited choices and market-driven intrusion into our lives become more common - Glass style headwear putting everyone in front of a viewfinder whenever they're in public, Automated cars logging your every journey, Google Loon style projects ensuring that even if you flee to the ends of the earth you'll still be within range of the internet's tentacles.

All this from what should have been a simple computer network. We've lost control of the revolution and now it's going awry. Hurry up with that ice pick.

57 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-06-16 11:58 ID:OVFvsYVT

Well that was depressing. Also more or less summed up my thoughts quite accurately. The internet started out with much promise and hope, a giant network that could let people access the sum of human knowledge and improve themselves. Now look at it. The revolution has gone awry and there's nothing we can do except sit in a cafe and sip our Victory Gin.

I sold you and you sold me, under the spreading chestnut tree...

58 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-07-20 04:00 ID:wrs7uMRZ

god.. i love when eople.post like this. Intelligent thoights that make sensse, clearly explained. Well worded and it was something that wasnt obvious to me but now i get it . Thank uou

59 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2016-11-11 19:54 ID:/1PgXzgj

dicks out for Harambe

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