Going on the Internet just to surf

May 19, 2008 7:19am CST
With the advent of My Space, Facebook, Friendster, etc., does anybody log onto the Internet just to surf anymore? Am I weird for not really getting on the social networking bandwagon? I do comment on someone's blog here and there, and I HAVE joined My Lot, of course, in hopes of earning extra cash, but I prefer to keep my anonymity for the most part. And I find that I have my hands full searching for and downloading stuff, anyway; I just don't have the energy to "socialize" on the net.
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@nanayangel (7839)
• Philippines
19 May 08
Hi there peeohdee! I joined Friendster and Myspace only to keep in touch with my friends and relatives who lives far away from me so if I have no new messages and no new friend requests, I don't really linger that much on those sites.
19 May 08
OK, so it's more of a functional thing for you. =) That makes sense. =)
• Philippines
21 May 08
me too.. i joined friendster and other social networking sites to keep the communication line open with my friends... and it's very beneficial
19 May 08
I mostly browse blogs and do searches for interesting subjects. I've never really "got" social networking sites, and frankly I wouldn't have joined MyLot if it wasn't for the money - having said that, I do enjoy it here and it does have the advantage that it doesn't make your personal information available to all and sundry.
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21 May 08
Yeah, I agree with u. I just find social networking online distracting. But I respect other people's fascination with it, of course.
@maclanis (1567)
• Belgium
19 May 08
I join a lot of sites, but I also browse blogs, forums and such, just for an occasional comment. I do not join every joinable site I stumble upon.
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@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
21 May 08
hi... i do love surfing...sometimes, i would just aimlessly follow one link to another.... and stumble on to a very good site... like what happened to me last few months ago when i stumbled on to MentalFloss dot com...its' a site for trivia or information hungry people...LOL... i visit regularly... however, i have my own site and maintain several others. And I do have a job that requires me to be purposely searching the net too. Also i am a member of a few social networking sites, too.. Internet for me brought opportunities...also, i enjoy watching my favorite tv shows or clips on youtube. how about you? do you love youtube?
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
21 May 08
i surf the net to research or just to restlessly and aimlessly let my fingers wander thru the net and see what comes up in my path...
• United States
20 May 08
I do. I read a lot books online. I'm always searching for new music to listen to. I am somewhat part of the social networking craze. But, I don't really check my pages once I've signed up. I forget they exist until I get a message in my e-mail box. I see the internet as a leaning tool for everything and anything. I'm not really online to connect, but I don't push people away either.