why do you go on the internet?

@jhl930 (3605)
United States
July 20, 2008 1:25pm CST
i usually get on the internet several times a day and stay on for a little while at a time, and usually i will either check my email or sports or my myspace or something like that or either just get on mylot for a little while and see whats going on with everyone...but i know that most people get on the internet for different reasons and i was just wondering why most of you all get on the internet because maybe it will give me some ideas what i can do to entertain myself while i am on the internet, because as we all know that if you are doing the same thing time after time on the internet it is going to get boring after awhile and that is what has happened to me while i am on the internet...so if you don't mind sharing some of the things that you do while you are on the internet, thanks for reading my discussions and hopefully you will respond!
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Hi jhl930. I write articles for the internet in hopes of selling them to web publishers to be placed on websites. So, much of my time is spent researching whatever topic areas I plan to write about. It's alot of fun and I learn alot about many different subjects. I also like myLot, just for the fun of it. Plus, it's nice to earn a tiny bit for being social. For the most part, researching is my thing. Take care, jhl930.
@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
20 Jul 08
I spice up my stay on the Internet with varieties. It changes from music, to social networking, and taking part in communities like myLot, reviewing/watching different websites, learning something new and obviously I have few most favorite websites that I try to visit daily. Over the past few months, whenever I have felt fatigued - I start stumbling at StumbleUpon.com - yes. It helps me a lot to stay refreshed. Obviously, I take occasional break just to get rid of stresses.
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@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
20 Jul 08
i agree with you and i do most of this stuff like listening to music and doing things like mylot and other things like that...thanks for replying to my discussion and have a great day!
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• India
20 Jul 08
Thanks. For me actually problem is two-fold. First of all, I can't pay attention to my Online world in the early morning and as the day progresses, I fail to detach myself from it. I just go on and on and on.
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• Italy
21 Jul 08
This is an hard question! I go on internet since i was 13 and i always really enjoined about that. My answer are: 1) Meet Friends 2) Improve my informatic and Personal Skills 3) Make Money ;) That's all! :D
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@AppiBaby (50)
• India
21 Jul 08
Yes even i am going to internet to check may mails. but even sometimes i am going just to spend time. By surffing various website to collect informtions or to send ecards to my friend and relatives on fest or on thier special day. Another reason is for net chatting. To make new friends or simply to talk to spend times. who knows you may get a good friend, even a life patner too at that chat. So try your luck.
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• United States
21 Jul 08
Because The Internet Has everything you can do anything on the internet if you know where to go
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@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Hello The main reason I go online is because I work from home a few hours in the mornings , and I have to . I don't mind it because I can do a few things at once like mylot , and the money will slowly build . I have a few small writing jobs I do online . I also, love to keep in touch with my friends . Sure, I have a myspace page and met some great people there , and also met back up with old friends . Mylot is a good place to meet some nice people from all over the world too . I sell on ebay too so I am always there doing this or that . Also , what ever has my fancy at the time I will look up . There is a whole world out there online . Cant forget I watch my mets online too
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@underdogtoo (9596)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
Emails, Mylot and a few other things are the things I do everyday. When I need to know about something then I look it up on the internet. There was a time when I would waste a lot of time chatting with people I do not know but I rarely do that now.
@vicky30 (4775)
• India
21 Jul 08
I go on the internet to earn money and to check important emails.
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@mayka123 (12523)
• India
21 Jul 08
My job is such that I have to be on the net the whole day. In between I keep checking my hotmail and gmail account for emails and notifications. And respond to all the notifications received. In between I also chat with some of my friends who are online.
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@harishv (151)
• India
21 Jul 08
I usually go on the internet to check my mails, to chat with my friends to stay on touch with them and also to make new friends. Internet will also provide for discussions on the persons interest that were posted.
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• Singapore
21 Jul 08
Hi, I will go to internet for * For email * To wikipedia for learn new workds * Will visit myLot for some social activities * Visit MSDN to update my skills in EXCEL-VBA and related Business Intelligence tools * Will visit kids education related websites * Mostly will read www.mindtools.com for knowing the tricks and tips and many more. Cheers!
• China
21 Jul 08
I often surf the net to get some information and also to relax myself.
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• China
21 Jul 08
To watch news and movie,check e-mails and chat with friends in the free time.If in the office,surely do the business things,Look for informations.Sometimes buy the goods i need.
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21 Jul 08
I go to internet, to check my e-mail account, second my friendster, then myspace, mylot.. , current issues, informative sites like wikipedia, how things work and so others..preferably, i usually go to wikipedia for some information and interesting facts that i need to know and learn..
21 Jul 08
im honestly addicted. i just have to go on. ill even just stare at my gmail or whatever. maybe download something ive been meaning to see, regardless of how huge and probably virus-y it is...but its all in good fun
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• United States
20 Jul 08
I useally get on the internet to surf the web, play games, do my surveys, check e-mail, and come onto MyLot to start/respond to discussions which I spend a majority of my time. I don't think life would be quite the same if we didn't have computers and the internet like we all have access to. It makes ones job so much easir to do I think.
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• Malaysia
20 Jul 08
Thanks for asking, the first thing i will do went i surf the net, i will open my website that i've create. Second, i will open up my email, myspace, tagged and etc. Finally, i will spend my time on Mylot. For me to get me from boring is i like to talk and make friends with all people around the world and because of that i join mylot. And also i like to upload video and picture that i edit myself.
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@greenline (14864)
• Canada
20 Jul 08
Yes, internet users would have different reasons to go on online. My first reason every morning to on line is to check my emails, business and personal. Then, I spend some time writing reviews for "Review Stream". I do also write for other websites too. If you like writing, then take a look at "Review Stream". They pay for writing brief reviews on a variety of topics.
@MizukiZHR (611)
• China
20 Jul 08
Hi,jhl.I just read some news and download something.I don't like playing computer games now but I am addicted to chatting with my friends online.
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@y2ksuprio (850)
• India
21 Jul 08
I usually get on the internet mainly at night but there is no specified time for me . We have moved to a new place and here I dont have old friends to chat with so here internet is my only companion for entertainment I use internet for atleast 10 hours a day. I watch movies, listen new songs, watch news, play games, check mails, and do lots of other things. I cant live without the internet it has become a part of my everyday life. goodluck for you and have a nice day and take care.