Friday Five: Internet Edition

woman in bathrobe using a laptop

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Happy Friday, everyone. I thought it would be interesting to have a Friday based on something we all know and use – the Internet. As usual, I have a Friday Five giveaway. This week I’m giving away a free $10 gift code to iTunes to a lucky random winner.

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All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winners that way. I will comment on the thread to the people who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner on Facebook and also next week in the P.S.

So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter :-)

Friday Five – Internet edition

  1. When did you start using the internet regularly? (Either year or age is fine.)
  2. Where do you usually use the internet? (Home office? Bedroom? School? Cafe?)
  3. What’s the longest you can go without being online before you miss it?
  4. What’s the one thing you would change about the Internet to make it better?
  5. Take What Internet Slang Are You?– What do you get? Is it accurate?

P.S. Congratulations to last week’s Friday Five winner, Josh :-)

What do you think?

38 thoughts on “Friday Five: Internet Edition

  1. Anna

    Hmm, I got ‘ROTFL’

    “When you’re online, you’re the life of the party.”
    Sure, but you guys already knew that 😛

    “You always have a silly link to share or a new emoticon that you’ve discovered.”
    I don’t know what kind of silly links I’m allowed to share on this site, so here’s an emoticon. <(^.^<) (>^.^)>

    “You’re always up for chatting, and you respond to your friends’ messages right away.”
    Sure! Let me know if anyone wants to chat. haha

    You’re not just laughing out loud with friends online… you’re rolling on the floor laughing!”
    Indeed this is true. My friends are particularly happy about it, because I double as a Roomba 🙂

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    1. kari Post author

      Love those emoticons! You definitely are the life of the party 😉 And you can share any silly links that are school / work / family safe 🙂

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  2. A'Doria

    1) I think I was around 12 or 13 when I started regularly using the Internet
    2) I usually use the Internet in my room
    3) I can go about a day without using the Internet before I miss it
    4) I would find a way to get rid of all viruses and other malicious software.
    5) I am FAQ. This is pretty correct I love researching things, but I wouldn’t consider myself a know it all.

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  3. Katie

    1. I think I was a freshman, so about 14 or 15.
    2. I use it a lot in my bedroom, as well as at school (the wifi there sucks though!).
    3. Not very long, sadly… It’s a big distraction from my homework. I can spend hours online.
    4. I would have an age limit and an IQ qualification test prior to people being allowed to use it… I think it’d fix a lot of the stupidity floating around. Haha!
    5. You are FAQ!

    For you, the internet is like your personal library. And you know more facts than fifty normal humans.
    Your brain is basically lot a computer at this point. You have a lot of information stored up there.

    You spend hours looking up obscure information and learning things. If you have question, you always Google it.
    You can’t help but be a bit of a know-it-all. You can answer everyone’s frequently asked questions.

    That’s me, all right. I love learning things, whatever it may be. I follow a lot of science channels on YouTube and Facebook, and I love reading Wikipedia. xD

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    1. kari Post author

      Love learning online too! And you’re right YouTube is a great source for information – not just animal videos (although I love those as well). And Wikipedia is the best 🙂

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  4. Elyse

    When did you start using the internet regularly? (Either year or age is fine.)
    12 or 11

    Where do you usually use the internet? (Home office? Bedroom? School? Cafe?)
    Everywhere. I go online with my phone, but use it most at home.

    What’s the longest you can go without being online before you miss it?
    A day.

    What’s the one thing you would change about the Internet to make it better?
    I would take away all of those annoying pop-up ads. It slows down my computer sometimes. It should be illegal.

    Take What Internet Slang Are You?- What do you get? Is it accurate?
    I got WTF. I guess. lol. I think there is a lot of junk out there that shouldn’t be out there. People have a lot of time on their hands.

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  5. Heather Moritz

    1. When did you start using the internet regularly? (Either year or age is fine.) Not sure..at least 12 or 13
    2. Where do you usually use the internet? (Home office? Bedroom? School? Cafe?) Home, work, etc
    3. What’s the longest you can go without being online before you miss it? A few hours haha
    4. What’s the one thing you would change about the Internet to make it better? Less trolls
    5. Take What Internet Slang Are You?- What do you get? Is it accurate? I got FAQ. Definitely true haha

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  6. Josh

    1. Earlier 20s
    2. Bedroom
    3. Couple or few days
    4. Try to get the liberal minded to be more accepting of differing views that clearly aren’t harmful.
    5. I seem to be a mix of FAIL and WTF?

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    1. kari Post author

      Agreed about acceptance, Josh. People definitely tend to get in their own little bubbles online, and I think it breeds intolerance :-/

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  7. maureenmojen

    1. Let’s see, I got the internet when I was 13 I think. For the couple of years before that I could use it every other weekend at my dad’s but I don’t think that counts as regularly.

    2. the main room (I guess you could call it the living room but it is an apartment so idk).

    3. 2 days at best, heh.

    4. fonts and punctuation to better convey tone. it is so easy for things to get misinterpreted when you only have text.

    5.You are FAQ – I don’t think I am a know-it-all (“passionately curious” is how I would describe myself, to borrow Einstein’s phrase), but there is a lot of truth to this.

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    1. kari Post author

      Oh, I totally agree about having more things to convey tone! It’s so hard to convey, and once someone is hurt or offended, it’s hard to rectify things 🙂

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  8. Rachel R. (@REReader)

    When did you start using the internet regularly? (Either year or age is fine.)
    Gosh, I can’t really remember! 12 years ago? 15? I’ve been tweeting nearly 6 years, does that count? 🙂

    Where do you usually use the internet? (Home office? Bedroom? School? Cafe?)
    My home office is in my bedroom, so those two.

    What’s the longest you can go without being online before you miss it?
    It depends–if it’s Shabbat or a holiday, no problem being offline; the rest of the time…4, 5 hours?

    What’s the one thing you would change about the Internet to make it better?
    Make people use their own names a lot more–it’s too easy for people to be mean being aliases.

    Take What Internet Slang Are You?- What do you get? Is it accurate?
    I got “You Are FAQ”–and that is not completely untrue…I don’t know how many facts I know, but I know how to find things out!

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  9. Aisha Milburn

    1. 2003/2004. I was about 25/26
    2. Home and work.
    3. A couple days. I usually don’t get online during the weekend. Too busy! :-\
    4. Require some sort of identifying information/verification (SSN/DL or ID #)to make sure pedos, or registered offenders can’t access certain info/sites. Ultimately, do something to protect the kids and victims of violent crime.
    5. I’m OMG (true as far as shock about what I find on the internet sometimes, but I DO NOT like drama or gossip) — “You’re the type of person who’s always shocked by the internet.
    Whether it’s crazy news or a wild picture, you’re always saying “Oh my god”! The only thing better than being shocked is shocking your friends. You’re quite good at that too. And while you still allow yourself to be shocked, you secretly love it. You enjoy drama and gossip.

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    1. kari Post author

      That’s a good point – you don’t have to love drama and gossip to be shocked by the internet 🙂 I think it shocks me every day!

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  10. Mx❦ (@_mxlove)

    1. 2007
    2. Home
    3. A day. That is if I’m sleeping the whole day. Even when I sleep, I dream of the Internet.
    4. Have some filter that would convert all mean things said to something nice 🙂
    5. LOL would be totally accurate, I’m always laughing!

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    1. kari Post author

      I love your filter idea! Someone should write that… It actually wouldn’t be that hard. Now you have me thinking 🙂

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  11. tiredchan

    1. 12-ish.
    2. Home + School.
    3. A day or two. XD
    4. Better filtering of discriminatory/hateful/racist/sexist/etc. content.
    5. FAQ–very true. :’) I’m a bit of an info geek.

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  12. Sandi Wigger

    1. Around age 25 (shows my age now doesn’t it?!)
    2. In my living room, while watching TV.
    3. A day or 2.
    4. Let me have more control over what pops onto my screen, whether when surfing, social networking, checking email, etc.
    5. WTF- somewhat accurate, I would have expected it to come in 2nd or 3rd.

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    1. kari Post author

      Yes, I agree about having more control over one’s screen! I wish more programmers considered that when making sites and apps.

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  13. Iffah

    1. About 9 years ago, during middle school
    2. Everywhere – even when I’m filming! To share reports etc
    3. Two days (I experienced this before when I got no signal in the mountains)
    4. I’d like to make it free of hoaxes, false ads, and spams
    5. “FAQ” and it’s true (;

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  14. Kristie

    1. Age 14 or 15, maybe.
    2. At home.
    3. A day or two.
    4. Ban all political/religious arguments on social forums.
    5. I got “LOL”. It is somewhat accurate. =)

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    1. kari Post author

      Oh yes, I agree those arguments are super annoying and stressful. It’s pretty much ruined some parts of the internet for me :-/

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  15. AkiKaza

    1. I don’t remember exactly when, but I was very young… maybe around age six or seven?
    2. I usually use it in my bedroom, but I literally take my laptop wherever I go, so I use it wherever. (school, cafe, kitchen table, etc.)
    3. Maybe a few hours to a day at most
    4. Make connection free and available to everyone everywhere at any time
    5. I got FAQ – it’s pretty accurate!

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