Category: Timewaster

Timewasters: Wimp.com

By William Rooney

Wimp.com takes video site simplicity and makes it Stalinesque. The aesthetics of the webpage are pretty gross on a scale from sterilized to Aramark chicken-shawarma. The Brutalist-grey monstrosity of a first page gives you the impression you have stumbled onto an incredibly sketchy site, like the educational sort made by Ms. V’s Grade 5 Science Class, and may be why the page is less popular than it deserves. For there is functionality in this ugly straightforwardness, as one will find with repeated use: five new links a day appear at the top of the pile, and are grouped by date and time-stamped accordingly.

Timewasters: Post-Holiday

By William Rooney

1#: Adblock Pro

Despite the ever suspicious “Pro” at the end of this handy app’s name, Adblock is simple to use, and free. Adblock does exactly like its title reads, and is installable on many different browsers (I personally use it on Chrome). It even blocks ads on YouTube, though this feature does have drawbacks, in that occasionally the flash-plug in will fail, and one will have to refresh the page.

Timewasters – Gizmodo

By William Rooney

Gizmodo is my go-to website for gadget and technology news because it prides itself on putting things in layman’s terms, and I have never been confused or bogged-down in seas of tech-speak, as I would be on similar sites. The site itself is simple, the interface clean, and the content eye-catching. Well-edited and written with a professional air, the articles are well done, and could please even the harshest of Grammar Nationalist-Socialists.