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You know you spend too much time on the internet when.....

  1. Spacey Gracey profile image75
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    ......at a family party you spend half an hour boring your dad to death trying to explain the difference between internet marketing and newspaper advertising. He works for local press and thinks the internet might be the future - wow I've got a lot of work to do on him smile. Nice to feel like an expert for a little while though.

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...You goto work and spend time trying to explain the difference between a "dofollow" and "nofollow" backlink. Luckily I've already got one of my work colleagues on HP so she puts up with me!

  2. Spacey Gracey profile image75
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    No work to go to thankfully, and I definitely wouldn't bother trying to explain this to my kids. A few people have asked me to explain what I do, but once I start explaining about all the different things I do online, I see them shuffling their feet hard on the ground - I guess they are trying to politely dig a hole big enough to hide in so they can get away from me smile

  3. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    you actually start to ENJOY responding with long answers and barely understandable comedy to inane threads on "is der God or what", Obama did it, descriptions of very personal problems and asking for advice, and you don't care at all who sees the crap you write in the forums!   I'm there!  beware!

  4. Spacey Gracey profile image75
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    mega1 - that is exactly my frame of mind tonight. I am so tired and should be in bed and I am just waffling on in the forum's and flagging hubs while hub hopping. It's nice to see it is all Obama's fault. For a while here is was always Thatcher's fault, more recently it was all down to Brown. Right now we are pretty confused about who to blame so maybe we should go with Obama too.

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We've forgotten about Obama over here - a couple of weeks ago our Prime Minister (Kevin Rudd) was REPLACED while in office. I had no idea they could do that... it's been termed a "Midnight execution" because his female deputy supposedly went to talk to him at night and then in the morning challenged him for the prime ministership!

      1. mega1 profile image80
        mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I don't know anything about Rudd - what wrong thing did he do?

        1. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Not sure. Dealing with the economic recession he managed to keep Australia from going into it with big injections of funds into our economy. I think what he did most PMs would have done in his place. Then suddenly we wake up in the morning to a new PM.

          I reckon no one will vote for that party (Labor) in the election. Backstabbers!

          1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
            Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I have a feeling that Kevin Rudd became unpopular due to the 'promises' of what he wanted to do when he was elected and changed completely to other issues.

            Then we had the GFC
            Then we had Global Warming pushed hard onto us for the purposes of a new tax - Carbon Emissions tax (proposed)
            Then we had the National Broadcasting Network outlined to us (a good thing, but years away)
            Then we had the scandal of the rorting of the roofing insulation.
            Then he had the complete hospital system taken from the states to be managed federally.
            Then he wanted to take additional taxes from the big Mining companies.

            and all this time he popularity waned and waned and waned.

            IMO, I am surprised that Julia Gillard didn't do it sooner. She may indeed get elected. Paul Keating did it to Bob Hawk 20 odd years ago.

            1. WryLilt profile image87
              WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I'm voting for the Greens!

              1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
                Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I won't be voting for the Greens, but Bob Brown is actually a likeable and respectable pollie, very very rare in Aussie Politics. I know as I have met and talked with him.

  5. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    It's such a big world, so full of so many with such small minds!  Why am I always amazed.  I come to the forums to just relate to others, maybe discuss things in a quasi-intelligent way, poke a little fun, flirt, be silly etc.  Then some wanks post obviously wrong thread titles just to harass and incite people into an argument - not a discussion, but an argument - and we all know how much good arguing does!  Everytime I look and see that a known crazy has stopped posting, there is someone new to take their place.  I don't know why it bothers me when people place blame - it just does - especially when there is no way in hell the blam-ee could possibly be responsible for whatever.  Most days I can ignore that crap - why not today?  planetary influence no doubt.

  6. M.s Fowler profile image60
    M.s Fowlerposted 6 years ago

    When you start talking internet talk like ikr!

  7. liljen23 profile image81
    liljen23posted 6 years ago

    When you dream of having a nice big google adsense check come in the mail from making over 1,000 hubs.. LOL..This was a nice dream for me..

  8. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 6 years ago

    You know you spend too much time on the internet when the dog has to come remind you to have supper; the Fed Ex guy waits while you go hit "send" on an email; you have found the perfect angle at which to hold your laptop and the perfect angle at which to recline in your armchair while you do so.

    When you check the temperature on the net instead of looking at the thermometer outside the window;

    when the dog has to remind you to feed him HIS supper;

    when you need to pee, but two hours later you realize you've been reading and writing, instead, and it's difficult to stand up straight on the dash to the loo;

    you balance your coffee cup so expertly on the bottom left-hand area of your laptop that you never spill any anymore--took me about four years to learn this; now I can instantly lift the laptop up, balance tea or coffee, put the plug (that the other dog pulls out by getting the cord wound around her leg) back in with my feet and continue talking on my speaker phone without missing a beat.

    when you download so many new add-ons and extensions to your multiple browsers that it slows down yer whole browsing experience;

    when you try beta versions of everything just to see how they work

    when you sleep with the laptop beside your pillow in case you need it during the night.

    and the first thing you do in the morning is check emails

    Oh dear. 

    I need to get out more. . . .

    1. mega1 profile image80
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      you're good!  I'm just fortunate I only spilled coffee on my keyboard once and that was cuz I was laughing so hard at something denno said in the forum.  Luckily after several weeks the sticky keys no longer bothered me.

      1. Teresa McGurk profile image60
        Teresa McGurkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I drowned my first laptop in tea.

        I considered putting cling wrap over the keyboard, but only ever remembered that I had planned to do that right after I spilled another cuppa.

        1. mega1 profile image80
          mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          haha - maybe it seems strange but I didn't get a laptop partly because I knew I would just drop it, step on it or something worse and I never go anywhere anyway because I'm so online all the time.  I would like to be able to work in different places but I keep telling myself that this way I will spend less time online - with a laptop I wouldn't EVER go off line, even when in the bathroom - probably set it on the stool while I was in the shower - so you see . . .

  9. kmackey32 profile image82
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    You mess ur pants... haha... And Im jus sayn....

  10. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    when you wake up in the night worrying about your online friends' problems

    when you jump (and say "s**T) EVERY SINGLE TIME the phone rings or someone calls out to you because you're so engrossed in your blog or hub or email

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Which is an upgrade from when you'd say that... because you had dial up and it cut you off the internet!

  11. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    You trade your computer chair for a potty chair.

    1. Lily Rose profile image84
      Lily Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

  12. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    someone responds with a two line comment and you write 1000 words about it!

  13. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    That you wake up one day and try to make a coffee and wonder for about 7 minutes why there is blood all over the place. You realize its from SO much typing on the keyboard, all your fingers are gone and your hands are bloody stumps!

    1. mega1 profile image80
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yuck!  now how are you gonna get your comments and see what your hubber score is today?  that's bloody irritating, dude!

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        easy, we still have elbows wink

 
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