The internet is fast, easy, and efficient — but we all know it can also be a huge distraction. One link leads to another and it’s easy to get distracted when something interesting catches your eye. For people who enjoy efficiency while surfing the web, the following websites are sure to be of interest.
This is the website where dreams come true. Well, not exactly, but that’s the site’s tagline. Reddit is a social news site that allows anyone to post links to content they’ve come across on other sites or links to their personal submissions. Users, or “redditors,” can then comment on and rate these links. It has been around since 2005 and is continuing to grow in popularity. The only downfall is the site’s a bit confusing to navigate at first. It also won the “Open Web Award” in 2008.
It’s always great when you come across a cool website that you didn’t know existed—one that can provide you with a mind-numbing distraction. With StumbleUpon, these types of websites are easy to find. Basically, you click a button and the site’s search engine will bring you to a new website based on your interests. You can add a “StumbleUpon” button in your toolbar that will allow you to casually browse the web more efficiently.
You can search by categories including humour, music, movies, photography, cartoons, action movies—the list goes on. The site is visually appealing, easy to use, and through it, you’ll find a lot of interesting web content. Be careful though, this site can lead to hours of procrastination.
It’s important to stay informed — but it can be difficult to find time to stay in the loop. That’s why Digg is so useful. Like Reddit, the website’s homepage has links to top news stories based on user ratings. You can select from categories including lifestyle, sports and technology. It’s well organized, simple and great if you are looking for interesting articles with a stamp of approval from other users.