Where did you spend all your online time BEFORE mylot?

@James72 (26832)
Australia
November 6, 2008 12:52am CST
I have been a member of mylot for around 2 and a half years now and have to admit that it eats up a considerable amount of my online time each week. I tried to think of what I did on the internet prior to mylot being around and for the life of me I don't seem to remember! lol. So what about you? It is clear that I am not the only one that is a mylot junkie of sorts so before the lands of mylot were discovered, where did you spend most of your online time?
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@rkrish (3003)
• India
7 Nov 08
I used to speak much during my leisure hours with colleagues, friends and even with strangers i meet, so no online things i was doing and am not very craze mails,messangers etc..my friend discovered mylot for me and i am travelling here well for last 3 months with you James. Thanks for being with me.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
You are of course most welcome rkrish! We have all made such wonderful friends on here and although we may not know each other physically, we do get to learn a lot about each other over time through our discussions. I love it hear and I hope you always continue to as well. Thanks for the response and for your efforts in my discussions too.
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@rkrish (3003)
• India
7 Nov 08
Think, i have seen your photo in one of the messages and its plesure for me to know better things from your discussion and i am too trying the level best to respond as much i can. And the very admirable part i seen on you is YOUR RESPONSES BACK for all the friends responses. I am your FAN james...
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
Well if my friends make the effort to participate in my discussions then the least I can do is acknowledge this with a reply! This is also how we get to know each other better. If there was no ongoing interaction then there would be no charm.
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• United States
7 Nov 08
I Used to spend A LOT of my time online, in MMORPGs, Myspace, Crunchyroll, blogging, and IMing my friends.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
Crunchyroll is yet another new one for me to hear about chibi! I have heard many comments about MMPORG's too, so I think I may just have to have a look at some of these I think. I am nervous to do that though because I have enough trouble finding the time for mylot alone as it is! Thanks for the response.
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• United States
7 Nov 08
Haha, There are mostly Asian lovers on there, since crunchy was based on Japanese things, at least that's what i think. You can watch anime and dorama series there, as well as movies :] theres a lot to do on there, if you're ever going to get a crunchy account, be sure too add me! ;] as for MMORPGs, I don't play as much anymore, probably because of 1) I multitask a lot, when in an MMORPG you can't really multitask xD 2) My disk space has decreased since my laptop crashed, and installing these huge files is too big of a burden. I might go back to playing them though, ;] if i get a new computer/laptop
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
8 Nov 08
I can imagine that it would definitely be hard to multitask AND play these detailed online games because they would require so much attention! I do know many people that are very much into anime so I am not surprised that crunchy would be popular! Thanks for coming back and education me on what it was all about.
@rvangeld (334)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Most of the time when I am on mylot, I am usually at work, where I have to be online anyway, so it was not really changed.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
I am online at work all day too rvangeld, but I keep mylot open in another browser window in the background at all times. This site suits me very well because I can move in and out of it and interact with people without interrupting my work load too much. Thanks for the response.
@rvangeld (334)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Your welcome. Yea I work on-campus as a receptionist, so they pretty much let me go to whichever website I like, it is very nice.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
Lucky you rvangeld!
@owlwings (38892)
• Cambridge, England
7 Nov 08
Before MyLot I used to post on Yahoo Answers and Yahoo 360 a lot. It was really only since I retired that I began to use MyLot much. One way and another, it seems I have been using the Internet (or what passed for it then) for about 20 years!
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@owlwings (38892)
• Cambridge, England
7 Nov 08
I also remember that I used to play Literati (Yahoo's version of Scrabble) a lot and spent a lot of time chatting with the people I was playing with.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
I love scrabble but have never played Literati before. If it is the same thing then I would enjoy it for sure. You are the second person to mention Yahoo Answers and Yahoo 360 but I have not used 360 at all and Answers only once or twice in my life I think; and this was seeking answers and not interacting in any way at all. It does feel like I have been using the internet for ages too, but never as much as I do personally with mylot. Business use yes, but my personal interaction in the past was very limited. Thank you for the response owlwings.
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@owlwings (38892)
• Cambridge, England
7 Nov 08
If you have a Yahoo ID, you can play Literati here http://uk.games.yahoo.com/online-games/board/games_literati.html (that's the UK site). There are two versions. The International version and the UK version. They differ in the dictionary used (the UK version allows many more two-letter words). I was first introduced to it by my first online friend - a 15 year old Filipino girl! Since then I have made a lot of friends through playing. It's one of the best games because you can chat while you play and with 4 players that can be very good fun!
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@Boraxo (225)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Well James I just got here but I suppose in this platform I would say Yuwie. However most of the time spent on the web has been on the endless quest of making money online. I think this is as good as anything to spend time on as the money making thing just seems like fantasy.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
8 Nov 08
Welcome to mylot Boraxo! I can assure you that out of all the money making sites out there, that mylot is definitely one of the more legitimate ones. You will not make a fortune here, but the earnings do start to add up after a while! Just have fun, make the effort to do quality activity and the earnings will soon follow. The mnore you put in, the more you get back! Thanks for the response and I hope you enjoy your time here.
@Boraxo (225)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I have had fun so far and I think I made a penny yesterday not bad for first day*smile* might even be an improvement. In all honesty I am here for the social aspect of the platform but am not so proud that I won' pick up a penny....after all pennies make dollar.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
They certainly do add up after a while Boraxo! If you can keep that wonderfully positive attitude and stay here for the friendships and the interaction rather than focus on the earnings, then I can assure you that you will have a great time on mylot!
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Mostly dance related sites. I am a dance instructor since 1973 and dance is a huge part of my life. I only became involved in myLot a few months ago and it is fun.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
Since 1973 nanajanet? Very impressive! In 1973 I was one year old at the time so my dance moves were pretty much restricted to the crawl I think! lol. I am happy to hear that you get a lot of enjoyment out of mylot as I do too. Thanks for the response and keep on dancin'!
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Haha! Yes, I am as old as dirt, but I can still do a good time step! LOL
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• United States
7 Nov 08
I'm new in here, just sign up yesterday. I heard about this from a friend on one of a social networking site. Before my lot i am always chatting and joining groups on a social networking sites were i joined and i also spend a lot of my time blogging. So still new in here, learning as well as making friends.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
Welcome to mylot then czrmae! Your friend has certainly passed on a solid recommendation by pointing you towards mylot! In a sense, mylot is a lot like mini-blogging and we gaet paid! Enjoy your time here and you will always get back out as much as you put in. Thanks for the response.
• United States
7 Nov 08
Thanks you. I lready enjoy reading as well as commenting. It's very interesting and fun.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
I am happy to hear this czrmae. Enjoy your time here and I hope to see you around for a long time to come.
@MizzLadyB08 (1175)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I spent my time playig games on pogo.com and just browsing the internet.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
I do a lot of browsing too; and especially to conduct research etc for my job. I will check out Pogo as I do enjoy playing online games occasionally. Thanks for the response MizzLadyB.
• United States
7 Nov 08
You are welcome. You will enjoy pogo.com because they have some really good games.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
I will definitely check it out when I get the opportunity! I have always enjoyed the smaller game types and when I do get the chance to play them I go to www.miniclip.com and www.a123.com mostly.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
6 Nov 08
Where did i spend mytime ?. Searching for mylot i suppose. Maye it was doing a little bit of what i was doing here, that is spending time with friends but realtime. And instead of letting my fingers doing all the talking here it was my mouth. And instead of seeing the smileys, it would be seeing the real emotions on people's faces.Now nose hair picking, and the destruction therapy were somethings not discussed. Seriously James, I was like a zombie. Mylot has changed my life. I'm sure these words say it all.
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
6 Nov 08
Ah, but did you find mylot or did mylot find YOU alok? In it's own special way i would have to say that mylot has changed my life also. I certainly never expected to become so entranced by a social site like this! There have been many people come and go; many changes to formats and many ups and downs but overall it has been a wonderful journey up until now. If it wasn't for this particular battle I am facing today I would say that my time here has been close to ideal! Thanks for the response.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
6 Nov 08
I must admit i was found. And another thing this place has done. Take my imagination, my thoughts to new limits , maybe freaky, hilarious, destructive or whatever. Even philosophy
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
6 Nov 08
Philosophy! I think therefore I am..... Discuss! lol.
@mtdewgurl74 (18120)
• United States
8 Nov 08
The only thing I did before joining Mylot over 2 years ago was my email,searching the net,surfing,and yahoo instant messaging friends and family. Not alot. I am glad that Mylot has enhanced my life some. Sounds so boring when I look back on what I used to do.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
8 Nov 08
Online life DOES seem boring when you think about it before mylot. I agree totally with you on this one! I am of the opinion that mylot has enhanced my own life too. I have made some wonderful friends here and continue to learn many new things every day. Thanks for the response mtdewgurl.
@mtdewgurl74 (18120)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Your welcome.
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@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Hi james! I have been here for 5 months now and I think I used to watch something that they called tv? I believe that's what I did! Now I don't hardly ever turn that thing on at all. lol And by the way, am I on in your notifys because I never get notifys that you are starting a discussion ever! I have to go hunting to find out that you started a discussion. So could you check and see if I am on or off? I am so addicted to mylot that I just can't stay away. I turn on the computer first thing in the morning, check emails turn off computer. Then again in the evening I start to answer emails and I don't stop unti the early morning hours. I don't see any of my favorite tv shows at all. I don't know what has happened to me! It is crazy!
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I told my TV that we could only be friends now. I'm too busy myLotting and working that I don't have much time to spend with him. We still spend some cold nights together. But I've moved on.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
7 Nov 08
Hi Opal! TV? My goodness, that's SO old school these days! lol. I still get my healthy (or unhealthy maybe) does of TV daily and especially in the evenings because my wife and I take turns on the laptop at home and I have to keep myself occupied when it's not my turn; but mylot gets just as much if not more attention for sure. I don't have notifications active at all at my end Opal as the constant emails annoy the heck out of me. Does it need to be on at my end too?? And I am sure you are not crazy at all by the way and are just as absorbed by this site as the rest of us. For me it is an escape from work etc and I have mylot always open in the background so I could move between the site and my daily tasks. It is somewhat therapeutic for me to be able to clear my mind with something fun while I work. Thanks for the response.
• Australia
3 Dec 08
James, in answering this I will give away a bit, but then I already have in the Panda Spanking threads lol. I hung around three sites mainly: Collarme, Bondage, and Lavalife (Adult section). The first two have chat rooms and busy discussion forums, although the content is a bit more daring than most of what happens here lol. But they don't pay, and chump change as it may be, I need the pennies, so bye to my friends in Bondage and Collars. Lash
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
3 Dec 08
I had a feeling you may have been sharing sites like these the second I saw that you had responded Lash! They are always there for you if you feel the sudden urge to discuss things a little more daring than us mylotters are capable of at least! lol. I was never here for the pennies but it's amazing how quickly they start to add up after a while! Thanks for sharing mate.
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
Hi James. I was with a social networking site before I joined myLot. I was introduced here by my friend and also my upline in that site. I have been busy too with friendster before. Glad I came here and trusted my friend for I really enjoyed being here. I've met good friends here and somehow we became close. I'm really also glad that my Best Online Friend (BOF) joined me. Somehow we've share the same interests by sharing our views and thoughts and also our opinions by joining discussions. Keep myLotting. HUGz always!!!
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
17 Nov 08
Hi dhangski. Friendster seems to be a popular site among many of the people that have responded to this discussion; but again, I have never actually set up a profile there! Your friend certainly passed on to you a solid recommendation when introducing you to mylot, so I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed being here. I have made some great friends too and will always enjoy the interaction here. It's a nice escape for me too! Thanks for the response.
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@Tushavi (2078)
• Karachi, Pakistan
16 Nov 08
another websites.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
16 Nov 08
I might just be pyschic I think Tushavi as I pretty much predicted this! Thanks for the response.
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@prasanta (1947)
• India
15 Nov 08
Mylot is my first and last. Although, nominal, they honestly pay. That's how I have been working here. Another thing, I find it very simple to handle, Some other sites are very complicated. Howeverm I wish mylot increases pay-rate for us considering the market price everywhere around.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
15 Nov 08
Yes, the earnings are certainly nominal prasanta, but they do add up after a while! Personally I am here for the friendships, the distraction and the ongoing interaction and the money made is a bonus! I have no idea if mylot will ever increase the pay rate or not but for now I am just happy to be here as it is so we will have to see! Thanks for the response.
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@hora_fugit (5437)
• India
15 Nov 08
Like an ordinary person most of my online time was spent to gaming sites though i don't play high definition games due to bandwidth limit. Also I tried to make new friends from different cultures. Now mylot does it for me :)
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
15 Nov 08
I was a game player too hora but only the quick to load flash type games though. I have heard a lot about the more complex games but time was always an issue more than anything else. I am happy to hear that mylot does it for you now because it has done it for me for over 2 years now! It's a great site with wonderful people and suits my time availability perfectly. Thanks for the response.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
15 Nov 08
Mail,browsing the sites of Hollywood movies,downloading music,and atching my portfolio of the share market.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
15 Nov 08
Watching the ups and downs of a share porfolio online can be pretty stressful at times bala! lol. At least mylot is a tad more predictable! Thanks for the response.
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• Philippines
13 Nov 08
I do chat with my friends online through mirc and yahoo messenger, then shifted to a non paying forums where I met wonderful friends who does literally help me in great ways, I do online games as well and often enjoy reading other people's blog, in which case, I tried so hard to made mine but heck, cant make a good one. But then, when mylot come along frequently I did all those.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
13 Nov 08
I am a heavy MSN Messenger user but for work purposes only. I enjoy the odd online game too but only the smaller type flash games etc because they are quick to load and not too time consuming. I like mylot for the mini-blogging aspect myself because it suits my time availability as well. Thanks for the response torchablazed.
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@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
13 Nov 08
On the second quarter of this year 2008, only that I joined mylot, with the invitation of my Best Online Friend (BOF). But I had been too busy looking for some extra income with one of the social networking site that says they pay. But until I joined mylot, I didn't receive any small amount. There are also some other sites that I've been like friendster, etc... But mylot is the best site for me today, since I joined here, nothing more can compare...
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
13 Nov 08
Your BOF has certianly steered you in the right direction then neil! You have a good level of activity too seeing as you only joined this year so good for you. I am happy to hear how much you are enjoying yourself as I have enjoyed myself for a very long time also. There is no question that mylot is a niche site, but it has provided me with tremendous joy for a long time now and I am sure that I will be here for a long time to come too! Thanks for the response.
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• India
12 Nov 08
Hi James, Two and half years! It is really very huge buddy :) Well, i here from just a week back, before this i was spending my time in chatting and orkutting. Now just started to spend my time in this. This is really fun filled! Cheers and regards, forcashksd
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
12 Nov 08
Hi forcashksd! I am not even close to some of the longer standing members but this has been a long time, yes. Time goes fast too! lol. I am happy to hear that you find it fun on mylot and I hope you will always continue enjoying yourself because there is so much to be gained here. Thanks for the response.
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