So many websites...so little time

@pyewacket (44037)
United States
May 2, 2007 10:30pm CST
This is a twist of that saying, so many books so little time...and if your a bibliophile..a lover of books you'll know what I mean...But do you find the same is true about websites? I only learned computers about four years ago..it really opened a whole new world for me..alas, maybe too much..I get frustrated since I have so many interests and so many website "haunts" that I love to visit but not enough time to go to them all the way I would like...You see my lists of bookmarks...It's enough to fill an encyclopedia--so do you get frustrated too, and do you wish you had more time to browse about your favorite sites
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
3 May 07
Oh girl! You should see how many bookmarks I have!!! LOL And here I thought having books in reserve for my next read was bad...I have bookmarks galore too. My partner has gotten upset at me many of times saying that I bookmark too much and I don't even go back to all of them. LOL And he is right, I don't always get to go back to those sites because I just don't have time! But then, one time, he went through my bookmarks and started cleaning it up saying it was taking too much memory. What? You have got to be kidding me!!! I informed him that it only took 1k to store that little web address!!!! But he stated that he didn't realize that and the damage was done. :( Some bookmarked will forever be lost...because there is just too much out there to pin point the exact website again. So, yes...I agree! So many websites...and so little time. hehehehe
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
3 May 07
I think I bookmark just about everything..so I have so many when I look back I'm puzzled, like what is that?? And naughty on your partner for deleting your faves...hey did you ever delete his..good way to get back --hehehe
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
3 May 07
ha ha No, that wouldn't be a good idea since his bookmarks are the websites that link him to pay bills online. LOL If I did that, he would be totally upset!!! LOL
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
3 May 07
Mmmm..you're right not a good idea to delete his
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3 May 07
I have had to delete a lot of my bookmarks lately, I just don't have the time to go to all the sites I have marked. I used to spend hours surfing but these days I have my favourites and that is enough for me. If I need to go hunting then I can but I have to be realistic, there are only so many hours in a day :-)
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
3 May 07
Don't you wish there were at least 60 hours in a day?
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
3 May 07
I agree. With everything at your fingertips it is easy to become overwhelmed with web sites. I had hundreds in my favorites list and don't have time to visit but a few. I do like to read books also and my list of wanna-reads grows longer every year. It is so easy to discover new things and expand you interest by visiting new web sites. I don't know what the answer is to keep it under control other than to have only a few real good interests.
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@Bizziebod (3526)
3 May 07
Hi, I do wish I had more time for mylot as I love this site with all it's discussions. I do browse different website now and again and like you bookmark them for further reading, but never get round to it. Maybe one day when I'm bored I will. Brightest Blessings.
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• Singapore
3 May 07
Actually, I don't think so. I do agree that there are many websites. However, there are only that many interesting ones that fit into your interests. Even if you look at it like books - I do love reading books and there is always a book with me. However, sometimes, even though I have the time, I don't "feel" like reading. Same thing. :P
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
3 May 07
Maybe my one main problem though is that I have SOOOOOOOO many interests! LOL
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• Singapore
3 May 07
Nice to hear that. Then you will never be bored! :P
• United States
3 May 07
i was just thinking this the other day LOL i'm constantly reading this and that online. there's such a wealth of different information online now you can practically look up anything and find something on what you're looking for. i sure wish the net was around when i had to do book reports for school..our local library was useless.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
3 May 07
Computers weren't even around when I was in school back in the Revolutionary War days..hehe...Kids don't realize how lucky they've got it..then don't have to spend hours and hours doing research by going to a library and reading tons of books...just type in the subject in a search engine and bingo..you got all the research in minutes! Even I took advantage of the computer...was doing a short story with the Civil War as the background...I have TONS of my own books on the subject...just didn't feel like reading through everything so did a search on the computer and had all the info I needn't bingo and pronto
@Chere7 (16)
• Canada
4 May 07
I feel the same way. I do a lot of surfing and it just seems like there's SO much good info out there! It can become mind-boggling at times, though. And yes, my bookmarks are a mile long! But I LOVE the internet, and how you can find out pretty much anything you want nowadays. When my kids have a question about ANYthing that I'm not sure of the answer to, we're pretty soon surfing the net to find it....
• United States
4 May 07
Acutally I don't visit many sites. I do wish I had more time on here sometimes though and sometimes on myspace too. I don't do too much searching on the internet though partly because I don't have the time. Maybe that's why LOL
• United States
4 May 07
I forgot... I do have a lot bookmarked though! I bookmark just about anything that I come across that I think I might want to visit again :)
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
3 May 07
LOL - your bookmarks sound like mine. I actually started making files to sort them out but still as you say do not seem to find time to visit many of them. There is no doubt if I could I would be surfing 24/7, if only I didn't have to sleep now and then, oh opps sometimes I don't sleep.
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
3 May 07
With all that I'm involved with I wish I could get by without sleep---and that's just my "regular" work in front of a computer never mind all those websites I've bookmarked to get back to when and if I have the time
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
3 May 07
I am with you..a lot to read...in fact you can read any book you want on line...I read my books only on line...on top of it...so much to learn..to much to listen to....whole world in one small box...imagine if we don't have Internet access?
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
3 May 07
Oh..I could never read a book on=line--I like to have the physical book in my hand..but yes, so much to learn...
• United States
3 May 07
I am not much of a browser. I get on the net do my mail and go to a couuple of other sites and thats it. I hate to shop so I'm not much of a browser. If I have time after I get my mail and other sites done, then I am off to read...lol
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
3 May 07
Your life sounds so much less complicated than mine then...maybe I should simplify--LOL
@vanities (11375)
• Davao, Philippines
4 May 07
No so actually, although i like to surf but only if i have some things i want to know ..or if i have some free time ..
• Italy
4 May 07
Internet as big as the universe, is a fantastic world...
• United States
3 May 07
The old saying applies too well to the web. My books pile up and so do my bookmarks. I'm a big reader of blogs on a variety of topics, so I subscribe to most of them, which saves a lot of time, but I'm never caught up on my regular surfing and reading. I have a bookmark folder for sites that I'm not sure I'll want to come back to regularly, and they stay there til I check them out and can move them to more appropriate folders, or delete them. But somehow the temp folder keeps getting fatter and fatter, and I keep falling further behind. And when you think about it, even the most addicted internet users see only a tiny fraction of what's available. I'm always wondering what wonderful things are out there that I may never come across.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
3 May 07
I know what your saying I often feel that way. And lately Ive been joining more and more sites. I dont know how Im ever going to fit them all in.LOL