65 websites to waste your time on (2024)

The internet has changed the world in myriad ways — it has reshaped politics, retail, media, to name a few things — but it has entirely redefined the way people waste time.

If the internet was ever good for anything, in fact, my goodness it it fantastic for wasting time or killing boredom.

But not all time wasting is created equal. For instance, your's truly spends countless hours scrolling through Twitter. That might be bad for me, in the long run. But wouldn't it be nice to switch up your habits instead of mindless scrolling?

The internet is vast and filled with dozens of websites to help you kill time. We did the work of finding some great place you might not know about. So next time you want a new way to pass the time online, we've got you covered.

Here are 15 of the best sites to waste time.

1. r/eyebleach

This subreddit collects pure things that'll lift your spirits when you've simply had enough internet for the day. It's eye bleach, as in, it washes out your eyes from the bad stuff.

2. Map Crunch

If you're someone who loves seeing the world, Map Crunch will bop your around random Google Street View locations across the globes. Just tap the green "Go" button to be transported to a new location.

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You never know what kind of view you'll get with Map Crunch.Credit: SCREENSHOT: MAP CRUNCH

3. Window Swap

This site is kind of mundane, but fascinating nonetheless. Window Swap is exactly what it sounds like. You get transported to a random view out someone else's window. (It is not live, so you're not being that creepy.) It's kind of cool to see the view and imagine living whatever life (and window) you're dealt. Also, the ambient sounds that accompany the view are oddly soothing.

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A random view of Vancouver.Credit: SCREENSHOT: WINDOW SWAP

4. Scream Into The Void

Honestly, this one is for those days you just need an impossibly dumb outlet. Scream Into The Void lets you type frustrations, and then you hear a scream, and the words you type get sent into "the void."

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5. Oregon Trail

This site provides a healthy dose of nostalgia for '80s and '90s kids who got to play Oregon Trail on days a substitute teacher took over the classroom. It looks and plays exactly how you remember the 1990 version of the classic game, and will definitely kill some time.

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My brave travelers will make it all the way across the country, I'm sure.Credit: SCREENSHOT: ARCHIVE.ORG

6. Google Earth

If you can't tell, I love maps and scrolling through the vast web of imagery Google has created. But Google Earth is especially cool because the massive tech company created ways to explore famous places in-depth. You can get lost virtually traveling to places like ancient Roman, iconic sports stadiums, or use the "I'm feeling lucky" button to randomly jump across the globe.

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A beautiful view in North Carolina, courtesy of Google Earth.Credit: Screenshot: google earth

7. Autodraw

Autodraw allows you to freehand a doodle and then the site guesses what you were attempting to draw. It's pretty fun for both the artistically gifted and those who can't drawn anything (like myself).

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Look at this lovely coffee mug I drew.Credit: Screenshot: autodraw

8. Quick, Draw!

This site is a lot like Auto Draw, but gamified. You try to draw a random object and then see if your image was good enough for Google's neural network was able to guess what it is.

9. Histography

I am a huge history fan. This massive, interactive timeline of history is dangerous and fun, because it will pull up Wiki pages for all sorts of historical events. Good luck not going down countless rabbit-holes.

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There are so many places to get lost on this site.Credit: Screenshot: histography

10. The Useless Web

This is exactly how it seems. You go to this website, click a big button then get redirected to a generally useless website. It might kill a few minutes of time, however, with the sheer oddness on display from some of the sites. Sometimes you'll get a simple game to pay, other times you'll see a man get slapped with an eel.

11. GeoGuessr

It’s a lot like Map Crunch, except you play a game. You attempt to guess your location based on a random Street View and get a certain number of points based on how close you were to the correct answer. Unfortunately, you do need to create an account to play, but a free one lets you play a certain number of games per day.

12. Flight Radar

Quite simply, Flight Radar lets you see every aircraft that's currently in the air. And while the map is a bit of an illusion — planes fly in a three-dimensional sky, not a 2D landscape — it is quite interesting to see how many aircraft pack the sky. Kill some time by seeing where folks are jetting off to in real time.

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That's...a lot of planes.Credit: SCREENSHOT: FLIGHT RADAR

13. Radio Garden

Radio Garden lets you listen in to different radio states around the world. Take a tour around the globe and hear what kind of music different folks enjoy.

14. r/AmItheAsshole

The premise of this subreddit is simple. People share stories and ask commenters if they're the asshole in the situation. Yes, some of the tales are almost assuredly fake, but they're still enjoyable to read.

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15. McMansion Hell

Picture Zillow but for all the strangest houses. Writer Kate Wagner critiques strange, often poorly designed homes. You can lose hours on the site reading Wagner's commentary on houses built by folks with more money than sense (or taste).

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Bored still? We've got this list of 50 more websites to browse around.

Useless Websites

1. Find the Invisible Cow

An Internet version of the hiding game Hot and Cold.

2. Cat Bounce

It's simple. You (harmlessly) bounce virtual cats.

3. Hacker Typer

Hollywood-style hacker code. Pound on your keys and freak out your boss.

4. Pointer Pointer

What's the point of this? Yeah, I don't know -- just embrace the weird.

5. Staggering Beauty

Make the worm dance with your mouse. (Warning: Flashing images.)

6. Bees Bees Bees

This site reveals Oprah's secret plans.

7. Shady URL

Changes URLs to look like viruses.

8. Don't Even Reply

A collection of emails from awful people.

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9. Shut Up and Take My Money

A shopping website of stuff you don't need, but you really want.

10. Just this giant Wikipedia list of dogs

Space dogs? Check. War dogs? Check. Famous dogs? Check annnnd check.

11. Drive Me Insane

Turn on the lights (or a disco ball) in someone's home from your computer. The site has been running since 1997.

Educational Websites

12. Astronomy Picture of the Day

Stunning photographs of space.

13. Duo Lingo

Learn a new language for free.

14. Hubski

A forum of good ideas and conversations.

15. Lizard Point

Browser-based educational activities.

16. Music Theory

Learn the language of music.

17. Sleepytime

A calculator that tells you exactly when to wake up for a good night's sleep.

18. Code Academy

Step 1. Learn to Code. Step 2: ??? Step 3: Profit.

19. What Should I Read Next?

Suggests books and authors based upon your interests.

20. OnRead

Free e-books.

Creative Websites

21. Weave Silk

Draw stunning symmetrical images with the click of a mouse.

22. I Need a Prompt

An idea generator.

23. This is Sand

Draw things with sand.

Gaming Websites

24. Pokemon Showdown

A Pokémon battle simulator to waste hours on.

25. SNES Party

This site allows you to upload ROMs (legally obtained, _of course_, unless you're a bad person) and play with friends within your browser. Pick a game, share a link to your room, and you're set.

26. Sporcle

Brain games.

27. Poptropica

An interactive online RPG.

28. TagPro

Multi-player online capture the flag.

29. Cookie Clicker

Click for cookies and level up.

30. Foddy

A running game using your keyboard skills.

31. HabitRPG

A habit building app that treats your life like a game.

32. Flash by Night

A collection of addictive games.

Music Websites

33. Party Cloud

Automatically syncs music, now you're a DJ.

34. You are Listening to

Syncs police scanners from different cities with ambient music.

35. Incredibox

Create your own music with just a few clicks.

Mood Websites

36. A Soft Murmur

Set the mood with weather sounds.

37. Rainy Mood

Sometimes, the sound of rain is soothing.

38. Good vs. Evil

When doing good in the world feels too hard, just vote for good. It won't change the world, but you the distraction can be nice, even for a moment.

39. Free Rice

Each questions answered correctly translates to 10 grains of rice donated to a hunger charity.

Utility Websites

40. Do I Have a Dead Pixel?

Find out.

41. Da Font

So. Many. Fonts.

42. wallhalla

You probably need a new desktop background.

43. Retail Me Not

Deals and steals.

44. Mint

Tracks how you spend your money.

45. Taste Kid

Explores your tastes and preferences.

46. Addictive Tips

Tips to improve your digital experience.

47. Lifehacker

Sometimes, it's the little things in life that need improvement.

48. Instructables

DIY everything.

49. Snopes

Dig deeper and find out the truth.

50. Interface Lift

Stunning photography and backgrounds for all of your devices.

This post was updated in August 2018, and again in July 2021.

65 websites to waste your time on (2024)


What is a .fun website? ›

. fun is used by a variety of entertainment-related websites, including an Australian website which helps parents find safe places for their kids to play and an event organizer for companies.

What is the best website for boredom? ›

Let's look at some great fun websites to kill boredom with something unexpected, creative, or interesting.
  1. The Useless Web. ...
  2. Find the Invisible Cow. ...
  3. Hacker Typer. ...
  4. Paper Toilet. ...
  5. MapCrunch. ...
  6. Bees, Bees, Bees! ...
  7. Giphy. ...
  8. Pointer Pointer.
Nov 26, 2022

How to waste time website? ›

Here are 15 of the best sites to waste time.
  1. r/eyebleach. This subreddit collects pure things that'll lift your spirits when you've simply had enough internet for the day. ...
  2. Map Crunch. ...
  3. Window Swap. ...
  4. Scream Into The Void. ...
  5. Oregon Trail. ...
  6. Google Earth. ...
  7. Autodraw. ...
  8. Quick, Draw!
Jul 28, 2021

What does .fun mean in URL? ›

The . fun domain extension is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) within the Domain Name System of the Internet that conveys a sense of enjoyment and entertainment. For this reason, it's often used for websites related to fun activities, entertainment and leisure.

What is the most addictive website? ›

Top 10 most addictive websites
  • Grouchy Rabbit. ...
  • Damn You Autocorrect. ...
  • Dear Blank Please Blank. ...
  • Lamebook/Failbook. ...
  • Unfriendable. This website has screen shots of everything from Cleverbot to Yahoo questions and more. ...
  • FML. The acronym for this website is pretty obvious. ...
  • MLIA. An average site for average teenagers. ...
  • Cleverbot.
Nov 17, 2011

What to do on a boring day? ›

50 things to do when you're bored
  • Play chess. ...
  • Clean out your closets. ...
  • Find your new favorite podcast. ...
  • Start “my list” on a streaming service. ...
  • Go for a walk. ...
  • Take a bath. ...
  • Phone a friend. ...
  • Do a yoga video.
Dec 22, 2023

Does Bored.com still exist? ›

In February 2021, Bored.com suddenly became completely unusable, likely due to the discontinuation of Adobe Flash Player on December 31, 2020.

What 40 of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load? ›

Kissmetrics found 47% of customers expect a website to load in 2 seconds or less. Not only do consumers EXPECT your website to load in 2 seconds or less, but 40% of users will also abandon your website if it takes more than three seconds to load.

How do you timepass a day? ›

How to Pass Time at Home
  1. Express yourself through art.
  2. Give yourself a research project.
  3. Learn a new skill.
  4. Reach out to an old friend.
  5. Give yourself a cooking challenge.
  6. Get lost in a good book.
  7. Play a game.
  8. Catch up on some must-see movies.

How many hours do you go online a day? ›

Worldwide, internet users spend an average of 400 minutes—nearly seven hours—a day online, according to a new report.

What is the most fun website? ›

Fun Websites to Visit when Bored
  • Flightradar24. ...
  • Quickdraw. ...
  • The New York Times Crossword. ...
  • Big Think. ...
  • TED-Ed. ...
  • NationalGeographic.com. ...
  • Futurism. ...
  • The Useless Web. As its name indicates, the Useless Web is a website that directs you to random entertaining websites.
May 5, 2024

What are the websites like all that is interesting? ›

Top 7 allthatsinteresting.com Alternatives & Competitors
  • oxygen.com. 47,757. 11,045. 1.41M. -11.69% ...
  • biography.com. 21,021. 5,845. 3.56M. ...
  • investigationdiscovery.com. 59,499. 13,574. 1.08M. ...
  • historydefined.net. 29,949. 15,964. 2.41M. ...
  • grunge.com. 30,381. 7,913. 2.37M. ...
  • murderpedia.org. 53,138. 14,990. 1.24M. ...
  • crimemuseum.org. 291,591. 86,396. 145.58K.

What are the most useful websites? ›

earth.google.com – explore beautiful cities, landmarks and orbit the world in 3D from the comfort of your browser. unsplash.com – the best place to download images absolutely free. videos.pexels.com — an online library of free HD videos you can use everywhere. Also see videvo.net.

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