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Why the internet needs entertainment and humor blogs
The average net user is wandering cyberspace more than 13 hours a week, and weâ€™re not spending it all at “naughty nurses dot com” and Facebook.Â Entertainment sites are a major source of internet traffic, and more importantly, internet entertainment.
1) Entertainment sites are fun, reality is overrated and depressing
The world is going to hell in a hypersonic hand basket, and the news sites want to report Â every miserable moment of the ride. A few minutes on a news site can send even saints and optimists racing to their favorite entertainment sites for a bit of levity. Which would you rather be reading in your moments of relaxation; a list of war torn countries or a list of Badass Grandmas?Â Hint: this isnâ€™t CNN youâ€™re reading right now, itâ€™s an entertainment site.
2) Without entertainment sites, how would we know who to follow on Twitter?
Charlie Sheen, that wacky warlock from Mars, just made the Guinness Book of World Records. He did it by racking up one million Twitter followers in 25 hours and 17 minutes. How? Entertainment sites. His face and insane quotes raced through cyberspace, landing on every entertainment site and blog around the planet. Â Before it gets a hashtag, before facebook commits to that little blue thumbs up, the trends of the future started as a story on an entertainment site.
3) Entertainment sites are safe, but random surfing is a dangerous business
Random surfing is like doing a 3 day bender in Vegas, blindfolded. You never know where you are going to wind up or how many infections are going to be involved until itâ€™s over. Â Entertainment sites and humor blogs are like your favorite bar, you know where youâ€™re going and can be sure youâ€™ll have fun when you get there.
Oh sure, you could just type your favorite topic into the search engine and pray it takes you to the right place, but anyone who has ever mistyped jumbo prawn and hit the enter key knows thatâ€™s a risky proposition. One that may result in the need for eye bleach and therapy. Â Thatâ€™s where entertainment sites come in; they let you find the best of the web all in one convenient location; without the risk of running willy-nilly into the optical ambush that is hentai, fan fiction or the many other dark secrets of the internet. Entertainment sites are the happy playgrounds where youâ€™re free to roam without the risk of emotional trauma or virus scans.
4)Entertainment sites: where pictures of hot girls abound
Where else are you going to find random shots of beautiful women, just because we can?
Yep, you guessed it, entertainment sites. Flirting on social networking sites is being blamed for an increase in divorces, your office geek may have banned all the adult content sites, but entertainment sites are the work safe alternative for your daily hit of eye candy.
5) Entertainment sites are set up to cater to our short attention spans
Thanks to a steady visual diet of sound bites, factoids, and TV shows that stop every few minutes to try and sell you a new product you canâ€™t live without; our attention spans are dwindling fast. According to one study, the average attention span of web users is down to 2.7 minutes. Weâ€™re not looking for deep, meaningful connections here; weâ€™re after the online version of a one night stand and entertainment sites are there to fulfill that need.
Entertainment sites cater to our ever dwindling ability to focus, presenting the facts in quick, fun ways that can be enjoyed on the fly. After all, youâ€™ve only got so many minutes on your coffee break, and entertainment sites were designed to be read by people fueled by double expressos and operating with the attention span of a guppy.
6) Entertainment sites, what else are we going to do at work?
Speaking of a coffee break, thatâ€™s not the only time weâ€™re hitting the web while at work. More than 90% of employees with web access are surfing from their desks for 1-3 hours a day. A recent study shows that people who read entertainment sites are 9% more productive than those who donâ€™t. Feel free share that fact on your boss the next time they catch you laughing over your favorite entertainment site from the darkness of your cubicle. Surfing from work means fitting it in the fun between the tasks weâ€™re actually paid to do; and that means weâ€™re looking for entertainment sites, the internetâ€™s version of fast food.
7) Entertainment sites have more updates, more often.
The interesting stuff doesnâ€™t happen on a schedule, and that means what happened at 8:45 in the morning is fodder for tonightâ€™s newscast and tomorrowâ€™s newspaper headline, hours and hours away. Thereâ€™s a reason thereâ€™s no â€œrefreshâ€ button on your newspaper or TV remote, theyâ€™re both static mediums. Not so with entertainment sites, thereâ€™s always something new to read, laugh over and share with your facebook posse.
8) Entertainment sites are good for us!
Entertainment sites are, by their very definition, out to entertain us. They want us to have fun, and keep coming back to have even more fun.Â Modern medicine thinks having a good time is a good thing, and if we could find 10 doctors before this article was due, we bet theyâ€™d recommend entertainment sites. Studies have proven that laughter relaxes the whole body, relieving tension and stress for up to 45 minutes. It boosts our immune systems, releases endorphins and even helps the cardiovascular system.
Next time you click onto an entertainment site, remember, youâ€™re doing this for your health!
9) Entertainment sites: where pictures of hot girls abound
Yes, we know we listed this one before, but weâ€™re very confident that it merits a second mention. Entertainment sites are the safest place to find eye candy. Youâ€™re really not going to argue with us on this one are you?