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06-04-2010, 02:04 PM
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How has your time online changed?

With the advent of all these new social network/blogging/micro blogging/news network/etc sites over the last few years - has the time you spend online changed? If so how?

Forum-wise too, do you spend less time on forums now?

Which type of site do you spend the most time on / which type is your fave?

There's no right or wrong answer - just interested in what's current with you guys right now


     
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06-04-2010, 11:09 PM
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Re: How has your time online changed?

I only use facebook when it fits in, on the bog, whilst waiting for the kettle to boil etc. Just idle moments to fill the time. This is all on the Ipod Touch too.

I have spent less time on forums (only gameslurp used really) lately only because things are hectic generally in my life and work is busy too. Oh and we plaay Fifa at lunchtimes at work now instead of going on the Internet!

I wouldnt say social networking sites have changed my forum use in the slightest.


     
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07-04-2010, 04:16 PM
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Re: How has your time online changed?

Now i'm on facebook all the time , its always up on the laptop while im on the PS3 or just browsing the net. My time on the forum varies, but that just depends on the games that i'm interested in and how close to their release we are. As for other stuff, I spend a lot of time on Kongregate online flash games when I start to lose at FIFA , and then I read a lot of stuff on T3 and other tech/games sites.



     
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07-04-2010, 04:55 PM
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Re: How has your time online changed?

I'm still a forum whore (Beyond3D, Guru3D, Overclockers, AVForums, Hardocp and GS of course!), I'm on Facebook and probably check it out once a day but I'm not that bothered tbh. I use iPlayer a fair bit, a lot of Anime streaming websites too so I can check out before I buy/download. Weekends are spent gaming online (PS3/PC).


     
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08-04-2010, 09:13 AM
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Re: How has your time online changed?

I'm not into the social sites...I mainly use the net for information and news, shopping, gameslurp and some occasional online gaming...oh, and checking email


     
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09-04-2010, 09:55 PM
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Re: How has your time online changed?

I think I actually spend less time online because of social sites. Blogs can now be aggregated and quickly rushed through, and most people aren't making interesting standalone websites anymore...


     
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30-06-2010, 12:35 PM
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Re: How has your time online changed?

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...and most people aren't making interesting standalone websites anymore...
Something I hope to change


     
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13-05-2011, 09:01 PM
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Re: How has your time online changed?

Hello, this seemed like a pertinent topic for me to add to.

Obviously, being married and in my late 30s, most of my time online these days is spent searching for porn.

I distinctly recall my first steps with the internet at my friend's university computer lab. The web was mostly text-pages at that time and I was besotted with Final Fantasy and simply amazed at Andrew Vestal's FF information. I recall downloading an almighty FF6 text FAQ and printing it out. The detail of the game and of the fan-produced text blew my mind.

My introduction to forums was shortly after I discovered emulation. You should have seen my face when I got a Megadrive game running on my PC! I really enjoyed that forum until some new blood came in and things started turning political (literally) in a way I didn't enjoy. Realising I can't expect a whole community to change to suit me, I tried my own forum (called Koffdrop's Waste of Time - KWoT) which ran for about 5 years with but a single rule "don't make aggro for the sake of it". I'm proud to say that no threads were ever locked, deleted or in need of moderation. It was a mellow place.

The road got bumpy later on. Everyone has an opinion and that can often be presented as fact. Gamers on the forum I was frequenting at the time didn't like to be corrected on their assumptions even though, as someone actually working in the industry, I could shed some light on things that they were guessing at. People, it seems, often prefer their own idea of how things work to the (usually far more mundane) reality.

My online profile is low these days. I don't tweet, I don't use Facebook. The only social network I used is LinkedIn which is more to do with professional/career networking than keeping proper socialising.

I adore games news, I blog, I read up on game lore and watch a silly amount of game videos (let's plays / long plays / speedruns). I download things that interest me like game artbooks, some comics, movies and TV, roms and nerdy software to tinker with.

I think the internet has already moved beyond my interests. I used to preach about its virtues and values to others who didn't really know what it was about. Now I'm the disinterested generation who doesn't need to tweet about my last fart or share my music taste or compare the number of virtual friends I have with other virtual people. That's all for you young folk, I'll just sit here with my cocoa and mumble about the good old days before Flash was everywhere.

So, yes, anyone know where I can get some good porn?


     
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13-05-2011, 09:10 PM
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Re: How has your time online changed?

Lol google is your friend actually I was amazed at what their image search results show (all in the name of research! )

Actually I have an idea that I will PM you when I get five mins (and no it's nothing to do with porn Stuie/Jotch!)


     
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13-05-2011, 09:46 PM
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Re: How has your time online changed?

I use Facebook daily, though it's becoming tedious now (no new features or interesting activity occuring). I write my own game reviews on Gamespot so I'm on that regularly, and almost always on YouTube. Of course I'm on GameSlurp often as well as video game websites (IGN, said Gamespot) and a hell of a lot of Wikipedia research...


     
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