The Internet is getting boring...

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I probably only peruse 3 or 4 websites on a regular basis.

#1 - LABS
#2 - Fox News
#3 - F150 Enthusiasts Forum
#4 - Amazon Apps (movies/music/shopping)
#5 - YouTube App (mostly cooking, science, and a bit of entertainment)
$6 - MotoGP, but only during the season.

I really don't check anything else out on a regular basis. LABS is my only real "must look at" on a daily basis, and even that has dwindled a bit in the last couple of years.
 
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The web lost it for me some time ago

Especially p0rn. It's a stretch finding anything worth fapping to, just the same old tired staged rinse and repeat
 
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I'm in school so I'm all over the web these days. Google scholar is dry but wow you can find any study ever conducted.
 
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Homepage is set to bloomberg.

1. Labs
2. Reddit
3. Slickdeals
4. Youtube for background music.

That's really about it.
 
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3. Twitter (reading only- I don't post)
4. FB (mostly lurking- I don't post pics of my lunch)
5. Jackpot Poker (great free poker app I enjoy playing)
6. Lazada (local low-rent version of Amazon)
 
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The web lost it for me some time ago

Especially p0rn. It's a stretch finding anything worth fapping to, just the same old tired staged rinse and repeat
True that. I pretty much lost interest in any internet porn back with the "two girls one cup" thing. Damn near made me puke on my keyboard. I don't even want to know what the latest sick stuff is that's being posted. Civilization has gotta be near to scraping the bottom of the barrel. What happened to take us over that edge, from pretty girls with big tits to girls eating shit? The internet happened, that's what.
 
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2. Yahoo for news
3. Facebook (Just looking)
4. Local digital paper
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I use apps a lot now too. eBay, bill paying, etc
 
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In no particular order

Daily or often:
twitter, GitHub, facebook, labusas, Slashdot, CNBC, bloomberg, imgur, yahoo finance

Less regular:
medium, pinterest, youtube, Instagram, linkedin

It's telling those that have a need to qualify their FB usage with 'lurking only/don't post'
I do a purge of my 'friends' every so often. Those that haven't posted in a while are jettisoned
 
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iI tweet
I instantgram
I toob
I snope
I spy
I facebook
I yodeI
I yahoo
I AOL
I ebay
I haXor
 
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It's telling those that have a need to qualify their FB usage with 'lurking only/don't post'
I do a purge of my 'friends' every so often. Those that haven't posted in a while are jettisoned
I mostly lurk in my groups- I don't comment that often in friend profiles as so much stuff is political that everything invariably results in some argument with a total stranger (who's a friend-of-a-friend). Here on labs I know who I'm talking to more-or-less- I don't waste my time with unknowns. If you have a baby or something and post it on FB I'll toss you a 'like'- I'm not a weirdo or anything.:lol:
 
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I'm either on AOL or here. By the way, anyone still have some of those free minute CD's for AOL? I'm getting low, real low.
 
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I'm either on AOL or here. By the way, anyone still have some of those free minute CD's for AOL? I'm getting low, real low.
If I even get my old file cabinet out of storage, I could probably hook you up. :up:
 
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…the sad fact is that if this place goes offline before I do I will no longer have a presence on the internet beyond an email address and a disused Amazon account...

...and this place is getting boring... .!.:D.!.
 
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Back in what day?

I know plenty of people that buy them today by the fistful because their elders living in the old country don't have/don't know how to use/can't afford a PC or a smartphone so LD calls is the only way to connect
 
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Back in what day?
I know plenty of people that buy them today by the fistful because their elders living in the old country don't have/don't know how to use/can't afford a PC or a smartphone so LD calls is the only way to connect
the day before any asshole could have a wireless handheld device and we were more "land line" dependent.
Im sure Master-Cylinder Master-Cylinder could use a calling card along with some more AOL cds...haha :fu:

Also I have family in "old" country Italy... guess what they have? wireless handheld devices and internet access...
On a side note... I used to look at many "old" folks facilities... new & old. The old ones still had land lines... the new ones do not.
 
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I would guess that a land line is the only connected device that the majority of pensioners own, even in the first world

It doesn't seem like it but I'd say it was only about 15 years ago that high speed internet achieved 10 or 20% household penetration. Just a few weeks ago I read that Netflix still to this day provides to-your-door DVD delivery because there are still many regions in the US that don't have high speed, in some cases no internet at all + there is still at least one Blockbuster operating

Calling cards ain't going away any time soon

BTW, Europe was always way ahead in wireless adoption out of necessity. Their landlines sucked ass, probably because cabling in and around 13th century infrastructure presented a unique challenge and wireless solved a lot of challenges with that
 
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I would guess that a land line is the only connected device that the majority of pensioners own, even in the first world
you are off on that... Ipads, tablets, and wifi is all they need.
Also except in the most remote places... Id say 90% of wireless cell services can cover the territory.
Especially the way comcast was putting in fiber a few years ago.
 
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No, I am not off on that

It's both a technology and human challenge

Majority of 65+ pensioners can't or won't use a touch device, same goes for a smartphone

Many of those on fixed income can't afford high speed and/or a cell plan, especially one that offers a data plan decent enough for surfing+audio+video
 
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No, I am not off on that
It's both a technology and human challenge
Majority of 65+ pensioners can't or won't use a touch device, same goes for a smartphone
Many of those on fixed income can't afford high speed and/or a cell plan, especially one that offers a data plan decent enough for surfing+audio+video
um "the pensioners" are peoples parents who are working & have disposible income.
Dropping a few 800 on an ipad for their parents is nothing. Im talking 70-85yr old parents.
And look at service coverage maps... you can overlay them and see theres not many "pensioners" living beyond
service areas.
 
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'A few 800'? You're viewing this through an elitist lens.

I have data on my side

The fact that calling cards are still in plentiful supply means the demand is still there. Walk into any qwiki-mart and they'll be right there at the cashier
The fact that Netflix still has to do door delivery to the extent the market makes it worth their while

So, you can right the fuck off and chortle my balls, son, you have this all wrong...
 
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Even the poor folk in the urban areas buy them to power their prepaid smart phone.

Those things aren't going anywhere.
 
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"WE" as in the wife and I have two landlines. I ignore my landline just as much as my flip phone. Just because someone calls you, it doesn't mean you have to talk to them.
When I become a pensioner, I'd like to drop the land lines and cable, $220.00 + per month is fucking stupid!
 
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'A few 800'? You're viewing this through an elitist lens.
I have data on my side
The fact that calling cards are still in plentiful supply means the demand is still there. Walk into any qwiki-mart and they'll be right there at the cashier
The fact that Netflix still has to do door delivery to the extent the market makes it worth their while
So, you can right the fuck off and chortle my balls, son, you have this all wrong...
I dont swing that way. Maybe we arent discussing the same thing... calling cards like the ones you use at a public payphone...lol
 
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