Back in the day, it feels like people used to spend a lot more time seeking out new, fun websites to kill time on the internet. These days, a handful of sites and apps have a pretty big monopoly over our time and attention. Whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Snapchat or another app/site, people are pretty dialed-in to their usual online habits these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t break out of that habit and find some new stuff online.
Here’s a list of 6 different fun things you can do online anytime!
5. Weave Silk
This is a fun site where you can doodle with your mouse on a black screen, and it creates incredible looking art. You can visit WeaveSilk.com to check out the desktop version, or download their app for iOS in the App Store.
The screen is mirrored down the middle, so whatever you draw on one side is show up on the opposite side. Clicking and dragging the mouse up, down, left, and right will add lines to the image, and their complexity and design will depend on how quickly you are moving your mouse cursor.
You can spend a few minutes getting the hang of it, and have some real fun with this site. Don’t forget to take a screenshot and save your creation!
4. Learn a Semi-Useful Skill
It can take a lifetime to master some of the more impressive skills that exist on this planet, but you can master some slightly less impressive skills in a lot less time, like learning to tie a shoe in just one second, for instance.
Here’s a Youtube video that demonstrates exactly how to do that:
3. Betting on Sports/Gambling
If you’re an adult, and it’s legal where you live, this can be a fun way to kill some time. There are a lot of popular online casino sites out there, where you can get the thrill of a wager without having to leave your house. Obviously, this can also be bad news for people with very addictive personalities or that have a hard time knowing when to stop, so please make sure you’re playing in a responsible way, and never with more money than you can afford to lose.
As long as you’re playing responsibly, and having fun, and never betting more than you can afford to lose, this can be a good way to add some extra excitement to a sporting event, or even just playing the number of different online slots or table games out there.
2. Play Simon
Remember that old toy Simon, where there was a circle consisting of 4 buttons, and you had to repeat the pattern in which each button would light up? It starts pretty easy, but gets overwhelming very soon. FreeSimon.org lets you play this iconic game for free.
This is a very useful way to stay sharp, you can play a couple of rounds per day to really exercise your memory, and beyond that, it’s almost a form of meditation when you get really into it.
1. Make a Song
You don’t have to be able to play an instrument to have fun playing with sounds. Granted, musical background will make your song a lot more cohesive, but at Patatap.com there aren’t any rules. This is a fun little browser-based app where you press any letter on your keyboard, from A to Z, and each letter plays a different unique sound.
It’s really simple and straightforward, and a lot of fun when you find some interesting combinations of sounds, even if you’re not a trained musician in the slightest. You can also press the Spacebar to switch to a different set of sounds to play around with.
Do you know any other fun sites to visit that don’t necessarily always show up on your usual social media feeds? Hopefully this list will help you relax, learn something new, blow off some steam, improve your memory, or find a new creative outlet!