Beating boredom online
Thanks to the wonderful world of online entertainment, as long as you have access to the internet boredom is now a thing of the past. With free websites offering everything from addictive games to makeovers and virtual interaction, there are countless distractions just a few mouse clicks away. Here are some of the best ways to amuse yourself without even leaving your desk.
Make the most out of your social networking site
Nowadays, most people who own a computer are also registered on a social networking site like MySpace or Facebook. These popular mediums of online interaction allow users to create profiles, instant message one another, listen to up-and-coming bands, create groups, and petition for causes. If you’re bored, why not use one of the site’s add-on applications to draw a map of your travels, breed a virtual pet, register your support for a good cause or send virtual flowers to your partner? Weird and wonderful add-ons even allow you to establish an aquarium, add a vibrating hamster to your profile or buy and train racehorses - and the best bit is that you can share everything you create with your friends.
Take a quiz
Ever wondered which super hero you would be or how your IQ compares to Albert Einstein’s? There are literally thousands of online quizzes, which can tell you everything from the star sign of your true love to which Ancient Greek god you are. They range from the serious to the downright absurd, so there really is something out there for everyone. General knowledge quizzes are great boredom breakers – and they’re great for training your mind as well.
Play games online
Thanks to recent technological developments, online games are now bigger, better and more fun than ever. Be warned, though – they can be seriously addictive. If you think you can handle the habit, check out a site like playsega.co.uk, which offers a selection of free online games. Choose from puzzles, quizzes, card games and arcade games, or try something a little more exciting such as virtual motocross or riding a skywire.
Imagine a world where the sky is always blue, where nobody has to work, and where you have the body of Angelina Jolie. With the advent of games like Second Life and World of Warcraft, that fantasy could become a virtual reality. Online worlds allow you to live a separate life of your own invention, being the person you’ve always really wanted to be. You can meet other players, form relationships, go on dates and even get married. If you’re bored with your life then virtual worlds offer a simple solution – get another one.