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The Most Addictive Sites on the Web, 2013

Guilty pleasure websites that will suck you in


December, 2013

These websites are a guilty pleasure for many: they have an addictive appeal, and depending on your personal tastes, these sites can easily occupy 30 mins of your day or more. As you peruse the changing list below, remember that "SFW" stands for "Safe for Work", where the sites have clean content suitable for most viewers. Be warned, however: unless the site is expressly tagged as SFW below, be careful before you open it. Also: if you have a site to suggest for this ever-changing list: submit your favorite addictive website here...

1. Sploid: News from the Future


SFW: Sploid is a bizarre news and lifestyle interest blog that features astonishing science and nature.  Watch video footage of surreal weather anomalies, gravity-defying human achievements, and incredible gadgets and scientific wonders.  Sploid is absolutely a mesmerizing visual experience!

Visit Sploid here

2. Reddit

Somewhat SFW: Reddit is a combination of user-generated news and social voting. Everybody and anybody can post a link at Reddit, add a description, and encourage the world to visit that recommendation. Reddit users, in turn, vote positive and negative responses to grade the appeal of each link. Reddit is tremendously addictive for people with short attention spans.

Visit Reddit here

3. Where Cool Things Happen

SFW: This photo blog is dedicated to inspiring news in art, travel, lifestyle, gadgetry, and most anything in life that will give you a 'WOW' feeling. The photographs here cover the entire spectrum of human experience, from sushi art, to driving dogs, to Mongalian desert hotels, to an insider look at Google's server farms. Wunderbar!

Visit Where Cool Things Happen here

4. Zerg Net

Somewhat SFW: This enthusiasts' site is dedicated largely to science fiction and fantasy fans, but has tremendous appeal for people of all tastes. The Top 10 Life-Changing Movies, the Best Movies that Could Become Real, the Top Freak-Out Gamers of All Time: you're bound to find these news pieces and behind-the-scenes stories interesting. Be warned: there is some sexual content in these Zerg Net pages, so be careful about surfing this site at work.

Visit Zerg Net here

5. Dear Blank: Please Blank

SFW: This site is about poignant written letters. Letters from a crash victim to the other driver. Letters from a gay son to his mother. Letters from a spurned lover to her ex-partner. Letters of all kinds of high emotion and bizarre human experience. This site is absolutely mesmerizing as an exploration of human experience and emotion.

Visit Dear Blank here

6. I Waste So Much Time Dot Com

Somewhat SFW: The website name says it all, but it understates just how compelling the content is. Take this teddy bear poster, for example. There is tremendous talent and thought put into a seemingly-inane illustration. Or watch this kid jumping skip rope... the coordination required here is impressive. The site name is very well earned, and you'll love every second that you spend here.

Visit IWasteSoMuchTime here

7. This Is Why I'm Broke

SFW: TIWIB is an electronic magazine dedicated to 'unique window-shopping' and unusual consumer products. Jet packs, unusual clothing, strange firearms, personal gadgets, odd kitchen utensils, and freaky furniture: these are interesting products guaranteed to pique your fancy.

Visit TIWIB here

8. The Chive

TheChive.com: wacky, weird, and wonderful photos and videos
Somewhat SFW: The Chive is a photo and video blog of the wacky, inane, and the curious. From pretty girls to absurd photobombs to thought-inspiring landscapes, The Chive delivers on addictive appeal. While much of the content caters to post-adolescents and college-aged youths (i.e. expect many photos of undergrads having fun), there is definite broader appeal for anyone who likes curious news. Come see why many people claim that The Chive is 'the best site in the world'.

Visit The Chive here

9. TruuConfessions.com


Somewhat SFW: Some people just need to confess their sins to the world.  Hidden fears, repressed hate, dirty secrets, embarassing faux pas moments, overwhelming guilt... you'll get all this juice and more at TruuConfessions.com. Shocking, pitiful, horrific...yes.  It's also really addictive to read these public confessions.  Have you had your daily helping of neuroses today?

Visit TruuConfessions here

10. F***MyLife

Somewhat SFW: You think your life sucks? Here are thousands of users sharing awful anecdotes and personal venting.  How a boyfriend ruined someone's day, or how a teacher crushed a young person's esteem; how the mechanic shafted someone on a repair job, or how a beautiful girl destroyed a person's self concept. Pitiful? Yes. Addictive to read this stuff? Absolutely.

Visit FmyLife here

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