5 Websites Keeping You From Greatness
The Internet changed everything!
It revolutionized communications, work and leisure, and most importantly it give us here at Vimi.co something to keep us busy…
So a big THANKS shout out to DARPA, Tim Werners Lee, and the rest of y’all.
The great innovators who brought about the web were aiming to create a better world, unfortunately it seems most of us would rather look at cat videos, and as the years go by we prefer to look at more and more of those, creating an ever increasing dent in our productivity.
Although video has been around since the very earliest days of the web, it came into it’s own with Youtube, which will be turning 10 this year (CONGRATS!) and celebrating its very first uploaded video, “Me at the Zoo.”
SocialBlade decided to honor this moment in time by putting together Us at the Zoo, an excuse for the rest of us to watch more videos.
It sucks us in and doesn’t let go. A report cited in Inc. magazine revealed that 18% of users can’t go beyond “a few hours” without checking Facebook (…that would be me) and 61% of users check their newsfeed “at least once a day.”
The same report showed 28% of iPhone users check their Twitter feed even before they get out of bed in the morning. Now admittedly that’s me with Facebook, but give yourselves a break 0 if the world ended during the night, you’d already know…
4. 9gag, Buzzfeed, Upworthy, Distractify…
These sites, and their many many clones specialize in repackaging content into click bait.
They’re engineered to sucker-punch our brains into following their links by hitting every psychological trigger known to science.
Resistance is futile, so just STAY AWAY.
5. Tumblr and Reddit
These microblog and link-sharing platforms are the source for much of the content mined by the sites mentioned above. But unlike the food you eat, this is one of those cases where being closer to the source doesn’t give you any benefits. There’s really nothing very productive you can accomplish here.
What we’re trying to say is …
The web has given us all a huge variety of wonderfully entertaining ways to put off doing the stuff we need or dream to do. But if you’re aiming for greatness you’ll have to let those cats meow Mozart without you.