solution within the problem?
September 2, 2010 6:36 AM Subscribe
Is there a site out there which would help me to pause, and hopefully walk away from my computer and do something else? My hand feels hardwired to click on Metafilter and a few other sites on my toolbar, which draw me into mindless hours of internetting. I am hoping to set an automatic muscle response which leads to a site which for whatever reason, jolts me into realizing I am staring at a computer semi-obsessively clicking things instead of walking around my city, or taping cardboard into strange sculptures, or taking part in the September Mefi running challenge, or even just quietly sitting bored.
posted by thegreatfleecircus to technology (20 answers total) 73 users marked this as a favorite
I realize that a site along the lines of what I am imagining may not become as readily-clicked as others because I am not being gratified by instant information and stimulus, but perhaps it would lead to non-internet gratification, and therefore become a more clicked item. Any ideas are welcome, but I think I'm seeking something more aligned with a mental jolt, rather than a harsh visual or smug message.
As one example, the first thing I thought of was a Zen site of some kind, perhaps with particular quotes which would be jolting in some way, because I used to have a book that I often carried with me when I was younger with a traditional question/answer format which I found really interesting. That is just one tiny example. Even the most outlandish ideas are welcome (even if they have harsh visuals and smug messages.)