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10 Cool Websites To Visit When You're Bored

Updated on May 17, 2014
What all websites should you browse when bored?
What all websites should you browse when bored?

Interesting Websites to Check When Bored

Are you bored out of your wits? If yes, then you might be on the search for interesting websites that will keep you occupied for hours on end. The World Wide Web is filled with lots of such sites that are engaging enough to pass your time but it can get difficult to pick out the gems from the crowd. You need not always resort to social networking sites to offer you interesting news, funny jokes, videos. And if your feed is anything like mine, you might not be frequently subjected to interesting posts. Be it at work or home, people like to spend loads of time browsing online for interesting material. Do a quick search online and there will be lots of recommendations but sometimes these websites are not good enough to keep you amused for hours when you are bored. Entertaining websites should be fun with attention-catching content. On this page you will see some of my favorites which I'm sure you will love too!

Caution - Make sure your productivity at work doesn't get compromised due to frequent visits to these websites.

1 - FML

If you literally live on the Internet, then FML might not be new to you. FML is the site where people get together to share their "epic fail" moments. It is very interesting to go through most of the short updates by people. Some are outright funny, whereas others are compassionate. If you are interested in only going through the popular ones, you can click on the appropriate option - "Top FMLs" - which you will find at the top of the page. The good thing about this site is that it allows you to post messages as an anonymous user. Whenever I feel like blurting out frustrations to the world, this is the site where I head to. Clears my head and heart somehow ;)

2- Toondoo

Another website which I love to visit when I am bored is Toondoo. Here you can view popular cartoons (made by registered users) and even create your own comic strips and toon books! There are lots of options, characters, backgrounds, emoticons which you can use to make your comic strip unique and fun. After that, you can even share your comic strips with others. This is the perfect site for people who have an excellent sense of humor because funny comic strips are really popular at the site. The site has an easy-to-use interface and creating your own cartoons is very simple and can be done even by newbies.

3 - Be Funky

If you are someone who likes to try out new photo effects on your pictures then Be Funky is a cool new site to try out. By using such a website, you can spruce up your profile pictures. The website looks simply fab and even offers a number of goodies which can make your pictures look like they have never did before. The best part is that Be Funky is completely free to use -- and you don't even have to register. I, for one, is a kind of person who leaves a page as soon as I find out that I have to register to try out the features. I just don't want my email inbox to be filled with notifications, so such a website (which offers no registeration) is heaven-sent for me.

4 - Funny Typos

If you are someone who likes to make fun of grammatical mistakes, then Funny Typos is the site for you! Here you will see real time stories and photographs from people who have gone through funny typos in their life -- be it on signs, banners or any other places. A fun site especially for those who judge other people by their grammar and spellings.

5 - Safety Graphic Fun

You might have seen many public safety signs. But have you seen any that goes "Touching wires can cause instant death. $200 fine" and any other such ridiculous safety signs?

Safety Graphic Fun has plenty of such fun messages that will keep you occupied for hours on end when you are bored. Signs are kept for the most ridiculous of reasons. Messages that any person with a good common sense need not read in the first place. My own personal favorite is the one shown on the right. Have you been nice to "hygiene keepers" lately?

6 - Pogo

I don't usually play many online games, but whenever I do feel like it -- I head over to Pogo. Most people like to play these short, interesting games online whenever they are bored. Pogo has a variety of online games right from word games to action games. There are loads of categories and I'm sure you will find something that will suit your need.

7 - Popurls

If you are in the mood for something informative, then head over to Popurls. On the site, you will find all the latest headlines published on main news portals and social bookmarking websites. Want to know what's buzzing on Reddit? Or do you want to know what people are mostly tweeting about? This is the place you need to head to for all social media news, events and popular stories.

8 - My Parents Joined Facebook

It's the ultimate nightmare for a son/daughter -- their parents joining social networking websites like Facebook to keep a tab on them. At My Parents Joined Facebook you will see funny screen shots of embarrassing messages from parents that had their children squirming with embarrassment.

9 - Tweeting Too Hard

On Tweeting Too Hard, all "self-important" tweets get a special mention. Do you frown every time you see a person boasting about his talents/good looks/personality on Twitter? If yes, then you are not alone. There are plenty of people out there who cannot stand arrogance and on this page you get to give a "virtual pat on the back" to such people -- in a sarcastic way of course -- for shamelessly tweeting way too much about their self-importance.

P.S: Unfortunately this website does not exist anymore, so why not spend some time reading extremely funny tweets from Funny Tweeter.

10 - Awkward Family Photos

Most of us love looking at funny pictures. The best website to visit if you are in the mood for seeing some hilarious family photographs is Awkward Family Photos. Users publish family photographs which are embarrassing to say the least. A fun site to visit when you are bored as hell.

What Do You Do When You Are Bored?

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      Alex Adelman 2 years ago from Oakland Hills, CA

      I'm bored so I visited this article :)

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      Kalpana Iyer 3 years ago from India

      Thank you :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Interesting and impressive list!

      I will definitely visit some of them. Voted up and pinned!

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      Kalpana Iyer 4 years ago from India

      Sure is :) Thanks Swathi

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      swathi180 4 years ago

      I too liked your point mentioned in point 8 . Its really funny to teach them the basics about Facebook :)

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Ok dear, I will give it a try and find out how interesting are these all. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      I have just heard of only couple of sites out of ten or so you mentioned. They look fun sites.. I am sure going to check some of them today.

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      Kalpana Iyer 4 years ago from India

      Thanks logoquiz! Hope you enjoy these fun websites

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      Missy 4 years ago from London

      voted up, thank you for all these fresh new ideas, I'd never even heard of most of them!

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      Kalpana Iyer 4 years ago from India

      Hope you enjoy going through them :)

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      Kalpana Iyer 4 years ago from India

      You might want to screen them before you pass them on to kids :) If they are still small, FML is not really recommended because people rant about anything and everything there -- you wouldn't want your kids to see that.

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      Kalpana Iyer 4 years ago from India

      Hope you enjoy them :)

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      AKqueencrab 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska, USA

      Thank you! So many I haven't looked at yet.

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      dobo700 4 years ago from Australia

      Thanks, very useful list. I will pass it onto the kids for over the holidays.

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      Michael Carattini 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Great list! I haven't been to any of these sites, but now I'll have to check them out. Thanks!

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      Kalpana Iyer 4 years ago from India

      Glad to know that :) Thanks for visiting FullOfLoveSites

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      Kalpana Iyer 4 years ago from India

      Awesome.. will have to check it out! Thanks for visiting and taking the time out to comment :)

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      Kalpana Iyer 4 years ago from India

      Glad you enjoyed it KDeus and thanks for dropping by! :)

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      Kalpana Iyer 4 years ago from India

      Yup, I love stumbleupon as well! Will add it to the list soon. Thanks for suggesting :)

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      Well! Something new and unexplored at least to me. Thanks for sharing your list. :)

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      Carla J Behr 4 years ago from NW PA

      I used BeFunky for my profile picture when I started hubpages - lots of fun. Thanks for sharing the others.

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      Keely Deuschle 4 years ago from Florida

      Oh, wow! I was familiar with only one site you provided and I'll be sure to look through the other sites sometime! Thanks for sharing this list!

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      Jonas 4 years ago from Sweden

      Great collection! :D

      I would gest Stumbleupon also, it's like a mix of all the sites you suggest

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      iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

      Haven't heard of these websites, before, not even one, which makes this list so cool and new. Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Dan Barfield 4 years ago from Gloucestershire, England, UK

      excellent sites - most entertaining thanks for sharing these!

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      Kalpana Iyer 4 years ago from India

      Thank you :)

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      sweetie1 4 years ago from India

      Very interesting sites..Never had heard of any before. Really liked your hub and the sites you shared. voting up and interesting.

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Thank you NathaNater. I found these sites when I was jobless :) So thought why not help others out when they are bored as well. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      You're welcome jpridgen and glad you found this helpful!

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Thank you so much Funom Makama 3 :)

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Haha! It's loads of fun. Try it. I have posted few times too by the way ;)

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Thanks so much tebo! :) Take a look at them when you do get the time

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      NathaNater 5 years ago

      I get bored often, have a lot of time, and like surfing the web; so this is a good list for me. There's a lot sites on this list that I definitely want to check out. Thanks for sharing, will definitely come in handy.

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      Janice Pridgen 5 years ago from Bellingham WA

      thank you for the tips. It looks like you did a lot of research. I often don't have a clue where to look or what to type into the search engines so thanks for this.

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      dmsintexas 5 years ago

      I had never heard of FML before. Sounds like I need to be doing some posting there myself!

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 5 years ago from Europe

      Excellent hub.... Thanks for the share and definitely voted up

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      tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand

      I too will bookmark this hub as there are a couple of sites that I really want to take a look at. Thanks for the information. I enjoyed the read.

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Thank you for taking the time out to read and comment Renee :)

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Thanks Messy :)

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      Renee' D. Campbell 5 years ago from Gaithersburg, Maryland

      Thanks for tyhis - I will definitely check out Funny Typos -

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      messy marshella 5 years ago from Philippines

      Really interesting list! Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely try these sites one of these days. :)

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Yes, definitely! You will be thoroughly entertained. Be sure to go through them

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Thanks :)

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Hope she likes it too! :)

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Glad to have entertained you Magdaleine :)

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      Hezekiah 5 years ago from Japan

      Thanks, something to go through if I have extra free time at work.

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading and taking the time out to comment. Much appreciate it!

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      IOwn 5 years ago from My laptop in the UK

      Nice sites to check out when your bored, excellent.

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago from Fontana

      I referred Poptoons to a friend. Thank you!

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      Magdaleine 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this.. I just checked the Awkward Family Photos and got entertained! :)

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      faithbuilder23 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Love it!!! Love it!!!! I get bored easily so thanks for the info!!!!!

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for reading and commenting jpcmc :)

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Thank you so much Robert Erich! I have wasted many hours browsing through these websites so I thought why not share this with others. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Yeah, only go through these sites when you're dead bored ! They are so much more things out there in the real world to enjoy :)

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Haha, don't we all! Right now I'm at work and guess what I'm doing!

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Yeah, please do! You won't be disappointed :)

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      I visited some of the sites and they are hilarious. Thanks for the post.

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      As is obvious from all of these comments, this is truly a fantastic article! I have spent some time on FML and Awkward Family Photos. Now I'm checking out My Parents on Facebook thanks to you. Well written and fantastic information. I look forward to reading more.

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      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      These all sound fun. I, too, will bookmark this one and have some fun on a boring rainy day!

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      dobo700 5 years ago from Australia

      Thanks, I was looking for something to do, other than work that is.

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      Sarah Carlsley 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Too funny! I will have to check these out.

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Yeah please do! You won't be disappointed :)

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      Angela Kane 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks for the sites, I have never heard of most of them, but I will pay them all a visit.

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      glassvisage 5 years ago from Northern California

      This is dangerous information for me! :) Thanks for sharing this. Many of these I hadn't heard of. I also like to visit cat sites, like Cat Hitler (to see photos of cats with black spots in notorious places on their faces).

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      SkeetyD 5 years ago from Barbados

      Great list. I will definitely be checking out these sites. Thank you for compiling them. Voted up!

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      Ashraf Mir 5 years ago from Dhaka

      Hmmmm... interesting. It seems you have spent much time to find out those sites.

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      Casimiro 5 years ago

      Those are some really interesting sites, I'll try a few. Actually, if I'm in front of the computer and I'm bored then I know it's time to get up, get outside, and do something with my hands and get some exercise. That usually shakes off any boredom or fatique and I'm ready for writing or other things.

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Interesting! I used to go to FML and Awkward Family Photos even if I wasn't bored. They are truly hilarious. We all need to get a good laugh and this is a good hub to share with.

      Up and across to you!

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      Kalpana Iyer 5 years ago from India

      Thanks so much for reading and sharing !

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I enjoyed this read and checked out most of the sites. I am still laughing. Voted and shared.

      JSMatthew~

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      What a great list... sadly I don't usually find myself bored online as I am too busy with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and of course, Hubpages... however, I will definitely check into these for a good laugh and a way to clear my head. Thanks for the information. Love this!

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      inf123 5 years ago from Sweden

      Cool list, thanks. Reddit.com is also really good when you are bored in my opinion.

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      T4an 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you for the suggestions. I have been to a few of them. FML can be entertaining at times. Voted up!

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      Rebecca 5 years ago

      Some great suggestions for websites! I normally check out 9gag when I'm bored, but you have to be careful - you could easily lose several hours while you're browsing without even realising it.

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      jackcalara 5 years ago from Gurgaon

      Funny Typos is really a good source to entertainment when you get bored. Other list are also fantastic.

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      Mrs L A Gibb 5 years ago

      Voted up, I know where to go now when I get bored. Thank you for sharing.

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      sportgames 5 years ago from Ashter Street 14, New Yok

      I have tried this list of sites at work, it didn't go very well. Know all this sites are baned by our network administrator.

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      Java Programs 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for the sharing such a cool list of websites divacratus.... Wonderful list and do keep writng such a good work....

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      Dayna 5 years ago

      If you like FML then you will like www.kwotey.com !! Check it out :)

      Nice list btw. I need plentry of these options at work!

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      Joanna 5 years ago from Valley Springs

      Thanks! I love finding funny sites to browse when I'm bored. That's a great list of sites!

      Rockin!!

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      younas khan 5 years ago

      useing facebook

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      CZCZCZ 5 years ago from Oregon

      Fun list of websites, oh there is never enough time in a day to see all that is great on the web.

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      AndrewPhippen 5 years ago from Ontario Canada

      Nice read.

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      observantmate 5 years ago

      great sites! thanks for making this hub.

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      sabrani44 5 years ago

      Awesomme hub, added this hub to my favorites. I love FML, I've downloaded it on my phone and read it everyday!

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      itfergs 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks, this should help wash away the boredom at work tonight! (if for whatever reason it's not busy)

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      Matt Loeb 5 years ago

      well that just killed a half hour. Good stuff all around.

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      raburcke 5 years ago from Fuengirola, M├ílaga, Spain

      Off to do some productive procrastinating! Loved it.

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      pearpandas 5 years ago from Vancouver

      These sites are awesome. I love would you rather questions so I visit http://www.wouldyouratherquiz.com it keeps me busy for hours!

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      ivantsoft 5 years ago from US

      thanks. I am already there. Cool tips and cool sites!

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 5 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      I really enjoyed reading this hub and wondered what my children would have thought when I joined facebook just to keep a watch over them lol.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thank you for a nice compilation of cool websites, very cool, very helpful!

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      crockpotcooking 5 years ago

      Reddit has many interesting and funny stuff, depending of what you like. Something for everyone. Stumbleupon is awesome, very addictive.

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      CZCZCZ 5 years ago from Oregon

      Thanks for the fun list of websites. There is so many wonderful time killers as well as informative websites on the web. Got to love the interwebs!

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      truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Cool ideas. Facebook and Twitter get boring after a while.

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      mischeviousme 5 years ago from Bradenton, FL

      www.boredpanda.com is another site to entertain you.

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      ElizabethJane555 5 years ago

      Thanks. Those hillarious pix sites can get a little cheesy and repetitive. Nice mix of fun.

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      Brie Hoffman 5 years ago from Manhattan

      I like Stumbleupon..it's great for random website surfing.

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      LisaKoski 5 years ago from WA

      I'd never heard of any of these sites before but I'm definitely going to check them out. Thanks for sharing!

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      I_Lurk_ThoseCells 5 years ago

      I visited http://myparentsjoinedfacebook.com/ and have a few loughs. Anyway, sometimes is fun to see people communicate in this way even if they are married for a century or so. Cough cough- I would still prefer that they use fake names- less stress. LOL