I love teh interwebz. If I’m curious about anything, all I have to do is sit down at my computer and fire up the trusty browser. The world is quite literally at my fingertips.
But I have a little problem. I’m a Wanton Web Wanderer. You see, it’s a rare occasion that I stop once I have my answer. There are all those glorious links to follow! No matter what I’m looking for, the web page I land on almost always has links to other pages. And it’s almost a given that at least one of those links will entice me to click on it*.
I may only follow one link from a page, but from other pages I might end up clicking on five or more. Long ago I got into the habit of always opening a link in a new window (tab now), so that the original page was still displayed and I could easily go back to it and follow other interesting links also.
A bit earlier (okay, three hours ago), I followed a link on the Prop8TrialTracker site to an article concerning Referendum 74 in Washington. After many hops, skips, and jumps around the web, I found myself watching videos about compost toilets on YouTube.
It doesn’t matter what topic I start with. Inevitably I end up learning all sorts of interesting facts about some other topic that is not only completely unrelated to the original topic, it’s frequently a bizarre topic in relation to the first one. I love teh interwebz.
Are you a Web Wanderer too?
* Ads never entice me to click. I learned long ago to just tune them out on the pages I visit and you’d have to pay me good money to click on any of them.