The internet is a portal that connects us with other people and allows us to explore the world without traveling long distances. As limitless as it already is, other things hinder us from discovering more of it, such as boundaries set by authorities, our interests, and our time. Speaking of time, going online is a great way to pass the time.
There is an infinite number of things that you can do online. Plenty of websites and numerous kinds of content that are accessible to everyone that’s connected to the internet. Choices are abundant and it’s highly unlikely that they’ll be taken down soon.
That being said, this article outlines other things you can do online to pass the time. “Others,” meaning stuff that you didn’t know was there or things that aren’t typically part of your online routine, e.g. browsing social media. If you’re bored to death without nowhere to go or just letting the hours pass by, this article might just save you.
Play online casino games
Playing online casino games is not something that everybody does because not everybody is interested in gambling. Most people have their minds conditioned to dislike gambling in any form because of its negative effects. However, you can now gamble online for free, which means you can do it purely for fun nowadays.
Most online gambling operators licensed in different markets, such as online casinos in the Philippines, offer free games or “play money” games. This is part of their efforts to entice new players. Many online casinos will require you to sign up for a membership before playing their free games, while other sites will allow you to directly play them right away. This is a great way to pass the time since it’s fun, and you’re not losing your own money.
One important factor to consider when playing online casino games is the software used by your website of choice. See if the gaming software of where you’re playing is compatible with any of your devices. Other software needs to be downloaded first before you can play the game.
Test your geography skills
Since we’re on the topic of games, how about putting your geographical knowledge into the test? Log out of your Garena account for a bit and play something that will challenge your knowledge of places that you’ve been to or never been at but know.
There’s a game online called GeoGuessr, where you guess the location you’re shown through the images displayed on your screen. It’s basically a Google Earth game, except you identify the place yourself. The goal of the game is to use move around on a random location that you’re given using your cursor and use context clues to find out where you are. Once you have an answer in mind, you click the location of that answer in the bottom of the screen. The closer your answer is to the exact location given, the higher your score gets.
Organize your email
This might not be fun nor interesting, but it’s a productive way to spend your spare time. If you’re a professional, then it’ll help to deal with reading emails a bit simpler. Think of it as like tidying up your scattered desktop files.
Gmail and Yahoo Mail have folders that you can use for sorting out your emails, a feature that you’ve probably ignored for far too long. You can even label them by how important their contents are with just a few clicks. It’s not much of an entertaining activity to do online, but it’ll definitely make your life at work better by not going through a mountain of emails every time you work.
Things worth mentioning
Here are some of the other things that you don’t normally do online that may be worth your while:
There are plenty of incredible artists out there that are plying their trade online by creating webcomics. Put down that classic superhero stuff that you’re reading and try reading a comic online about random, mundane things.
Browse other streaming sites
For the cinephiles out there, there are streaming platforms such as MUBI and A Good Movie To Watch that can give you a different on-demand experience, unlike the mainstream sites such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Both sites have a tailored suggestion section, with the latter providing you with movies that you may not have seen in mainstream cinema but makes for a pretty good watch.
Next time that you have a lot more time on your hands, you can return to this article and try all this stuff. There’s always something new out there on the internet that’s worth spending time on. You just have to know where to look sometimes.
Luther Abrams is an online game and sports enthusiast who spent his younger years playing and watching basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, and badminton games, among the many others. Today, as an early retiree, he continues to write about his love and passion for sports. On most days, he also loves to play ball with his two kids.