What do you do
when the Internet
takes a holiday
you don’t get?
A lot of you aren’t reading this, because you’re American and today is Thanksgiving, which means you are free from the obligations that traditionally allow you to spend the odd hour or four procrastinating on the Internet.
While I’m sure some of you only ever visit sites like this during your free/personal time, the fact is that if all the people who should technically be working actually avoided online media during working hours, every website you love would be out of business in a month. (And it should be noted here, that some argue such breaks are not only to be expected, but also counter-intuitively lead to better productivity.)
So–to get through an average day–a lot of us depend on our favourite sites to stay updated at the rate we’ve come to expect. But what happens when–for example–you’re a Canadian and it’s American Thanksgiving and most of your go-to sites significantly reduce their output? Or if you have to work on another day the rest of the online world decides to take off?
I have no idea what this is like, because I only ever work at work (and anyone who suggests otherwise is a big flaming liarpants), but for those who do, now is a good time to offer some suggestions. Are there any special hidden websites that many of us might not know about? Are there some that keep updating no matter how much turkey is being served in other places?
And even though I’m hard at work working hard right now, if I were to take a break, this is probably what I would see on my computer: