6 Interesting Ways To Have Fun Online

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The internet is endless, full of possibilities and ways to entertain yourself. If you like spending quiet nights on your computer, laptop, or phone, you will look for ways to have fun. Since the options are abundant, finding something interesting to do sometimes gets overwhelming.

On one hand, we can be stuck on social media for hours without having fun while, on the other, you can find many things to enjoy online. Many people stick to the websites or social media platforms they know and forget to explore other interesting options available. If you’re not sure what to do, here are 6 ways to have fun online.

1. Play Online Games

Online computer games are very popular and millions of people play them every day. The number of online games is massive so you’re bound to find an interesting one that will keep you entertained for hours. Even if you’re not a gamer, it is always the right time to start exploring this passion. No matter what game you choose to play, you will find a big community for it.

Do your research first to get the right game for you as there are various game genres with different playstyles. If you are into first-person shooting, you can check Call of Duty or PUBG, while role-playing gamers enjoy games such as World of Warcraft or GTA: V among others. Online games can make you find new friends and enjoy the game playing together or against each other. Make sure your computer has the right specifications for any game you are interested in.

2. Listen to Music and Watch Videos

Long gone are the days when you need to wait for a song or an episode to be downloaded to play them. The audio and video streaming services eliminated the need to download anything and you can spend hours after hours streaming songs or movies. There are websites and applications that share free audios like Spotify so you can listen to your favorite songs without paying anything.

Shows streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon Prime require subscriptions to be able to access their library. Youtube offers videos made by the community and they are all free to watch, but you will have to endure ads popping up before and in between your videos. Binge-watching your favorite show or listening to a list of your favorite music genres will keep you entertained for a long time.

3. Gamble Online

If you want to try your luck at gambling, you will find various ways to gamble online. All you need is an online payment method and an internet connection to start betting. Gambling online saves you the hassle of going to a physical location to place your bets as you can place your bet through secure online payments while at home. However, you must do your research before betting on any website as you can encounter frauds and scams.

If you are a sports fan, you can bet on your favourite team and win money when they win the game. Online casinos save you the trip to Vegas and bring you slot machines, poker tables, and all the casino games through your computer monitor. Find an online casino that has secure money transactions and easy money withdrawal options to make your online gambling experience safe and enjoyable.

4. Explore Chat Rooms

People think that chat rooms died after the early 2000s but they’re still going strong, and you’ll be surprised to find that there are various types of chat rooms for everyone. If you like to converse with people, get a good mic and webcam and log on to Chatroulette to meet random people from all over the world. It can be fun to meet people with different backgrounds, cultures, and mentalities. It is a great way to make friends and enjoy your time online.

For introverts, there are chat rooms that use text to communicate with strangers online. You can even create an avatar and buy them outfits and other customization options. These chat rooms keep your identity a secret, so you won’t have to worry about stalkers or scammers. An app like Clubhouse is great for people who want to talk about their opinions and beliefs by audio.

5. Read Books or Blogs

Bookworms can spend days online without one single moment of boredom as the internet is filled with books and blogs to read. You can learn anything online by reading educational books that can be either free or purchased. It gives you the opportunity to find any book or novel you want even if it’s not available on the market. Rare books can be found but they are usually more expensive than regular books.

Blogging is a hobby shared by thousands of people online. If you are interested in fashion, sports, science, or any topic, you can follow blogs specialized in that topic. If you have a knack for writing, you can start a blog writing about your favorite topic and gain money eventually. Consider turning off the blue light on the phone while reading and wearing glasses for reading on a monitor to protect your eyes.

6. Go Shopping

Crowded shopping centers made the shopping experience unpleasant for most people. Instead of going to physical stores, you can browse their merchandise online through their website or app. Websites like Amazon have a huge inventory of products to buy while sitting comfortably on your couch. 

Window shopping is so much fun when done online as you get to browse any product you want from various vendors and compare prices. Keep the spending to a limit as online shopping encourages impulse buying. Shop from trusted websites and apps to keep your personal and bank information secure.

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These things will make your online experience interesting and fun for countless hours. Figure out what you love to do and you will find it online. If you like to socialize, go to chatrooms and play online games to meet new people and make new friends, you’re in luck. You can spend your time gambling online,  listening to music, watching shows and movies, or reading books and blogs to have fun in your own way. Note, that you should always deal with reputable websites and apps as cybercrime is a dangerous threat.