Looking back at my first post on this topic, where I lurk on the internet, it won’t be super easy to complete this properly. I am supposed to explain to you all WHY I lurk where I lurk. But I don’t think I do anything interesting enough on the internet to provoke an interesting explanation. Like I said before, all I do is watch TV, a couple vlogs or sites, and occasionally stumble. But I will do my best to consider these in a semi-interesting fashion.
Why do I watch so much TV on the internet?
Well one because I don’t watch it on the actual television. No one likes commercials and it’s too inconvenient to be on the right channel at the right time. But I guess the proper question is why do I watch so much TV? I’ve always been a bit of an addict. I just love stories so books and TV are my escape. The events in a story are so much more engaging than real life and I love the connection to characters. Furthermore, it’s a great way to bond between friends. Back when HIMYM was on the air it was a regular activity to discuss the events of the episode. My sister and I still have a weekly conversation based entirely on Orphan Black. It’s just a pleasant way to spend my downtime.
What Vlogs and Sites and Why?
I mentioned Hannah Hart, who is internet-famous for her drunken kitchen shenanigans, on my last Depth post. Frankly I just find her charming and enjoyable to watch. She is a person I would love to be friends with and devoting 8 minutes of my life to her show once a week is hardly a commitment for me. Otherwise I spend a bit of downtime on Tickld, which is basically just another funny internet compilation site, but it’s MY funny internet compilation site. It’s nice because it is both entertaining and a good community. Once you’re there long enough you begin to notice long-running inside jokes and it’s nice to have that.
How Does One Stumble on the Interwebs?
Stumbleupon, my dear! The underdog of the media sites! I think most people use pinterest(?) these days? I don’t really know what it is but when I say I like stumbleupon people always ask me “Why don’t you just use pinterest?!” But I love stumbleupon because it takes me to my interests and only my interests. I can skip through or intensely peruse as much as I wish, and it only gets smarter as I go! I’ve found countless recipes and sewing patterns through my stumbling.