Ideas for exploring the Internet in your spare time

  • Written by News Feature Team

Everyone should make an effort to take time out from work or the pressures of daily life. Here are some ideas, inspirations and options on how to use the Internet and its more than one billion websites*

Major search engines give Australians and indeed, people all around the World, the power to see and or hear almost anything. YouTube will have a video on every topic there is and Google can help you to learn about the latest advances in science and technology. You can even read the World's best literature online!

If you are bored and need some web surfing inspiration, here are some ideas:

Shopping sites

We all need to buy things. Not just the essentials like food, clothing, a car even or gifts for family and friends but things for ourselves. The websites of your local shopping malls are great places to start an online shopping trip. Check out the best stores first. Remember, there are always new shops opening up so explore! Then, visit the websites of your favourite shops in the local shopping strip to stay up to date with what specials or new products are out now.

Social Media

Take the time to locate the social media pages of friends and family.  Facebook is a good place to start. Make connections with the people in your life. See what they are getting up to and what they are planning. Using Twitter and Instagram make it easy to enjoy your real and online communities.

Sports Events

See what is happening in your area. There are all sorts of sporting options in most places. From local community games to touring teams, the Internet is the place to find out what is coming up close to where you live.

Online Betting.

The Internet has countless new entertaining games that you might never have seen. Not just poker and slots, although they are now in sharp high definition with amazing sound to enhance the experience. Every day, new games are being developed. An online casino arena is a really good place to spend some time trying out or seriously playing the World's best games in the privacy of your own home or office.

Take the time to explore all of the betting and entertainment options to see what is available and maybe come back later to play some with your family. Playing online games can be a social experience. Why not arrange a get together or have your friends come over for dinner and afterwards sit around a laptop, PC, smartphone or tablet and have a competition while playing online games together. The best online casinos are enthralling and the come alive equally well on all modern devices.


In your spare time, you can head to Google Earth to bring up images of your favourite places. See the street you lived in or where you do now as a start, then head to Rome and "virtually"stand outside the Colosseum. If you are thinking of a holiday or a short break you can explore resorts and beaches.

When you find a place that you would like to go, get in touch with travel agents to see what travel deals are available.

* There are over 1 billion websites on the world wide web today. This milestone was first reached in September of 2014, as confirmed by NetCraft in its October 2014 Web Server Survey and first estimated and announced by Internet Live Stats (see the tweet from the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee).

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