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gambitking's avatar

What are your 'morning routine' websites?

Asked by gambitking (4176 points ) February 21st, 2012

For those of you that find yourselves in front of the computer in the mornings surfing the web… perhaps you get to work, boot up the PC, pour your coffee and check out the haps on the internet….

What websites do you like to check when you first hop online?

(your email, facebook, twitter, etc are a given… you dont have to name those)

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Mama_Cakes's avatar

University of Victoria (for school)
Hotmail
Fluther
Facebook
Etsy
and Pandora (depends on the day. If I’m in the mood for music)

digitalimpression's avatar

Facebook – solely for the 14 games of words with friends I’m always playing
Fluther – To get my morning dose of laughter
SiteJabber – To see if there are any new sites I should check out
Reddit – Let’s face it, you could spend hours here at any time of day
Turntable.fm – I listen to some relaxing music here while browsing all the other sites. There is a fluther community room here as well.. but it has caught fire just as rapidly as the chat room here. So yeah… nothing is on fire at all. It’s like a puddle of water really.

picante's avatar

Fluther
Banking and investment accounts for no apparent reason
CNN for the news
Facebook

TexasDude's avatar

Fluther- to see how my peeps are doing.
Facebook- to see if anyone validated my existence while I slept.
Email- to see what kind of unexpected tomfuckery I have to deal with at the registrar’s office about graduation.
Reddit- for my daily dose of rage and discontent.

gambitking's avatar

Glad to see some nice websites and pretty good answers so far…
although I’m fearful for the mental health of all of you, it’ll be hard to go through life dealing with an inability to read and comprehend properly.

(every single one of you has so far suggested Facebook)

ucme's avatar

Various sports sites, sky/bbc & my football team’s official site & this place.

geeky_mama's avatar

I use a little fitness gadget that tells me how long I really slept and how many times I woke up in the night, etc. So, my first stop is to:

http://www.fitbit.com/ to see my sleep results.
Then, if I’m sitting at the computer eating my breakfast, my next step is to track my food at: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

Then I check Fluther, FB, my local newspaper and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

Those are my top 5 or so “go-to” sites each morning.
(..and then frequently during the day, too)

Interestingly, even if I am traveling I go to all these sites—just sometimes I have to access them via mobile apps on my phone.

YoBob's avatar

Astronomy picture of the day
Science Daily
Topix
SciTech Daily
Gmail
Fluther
Fluther
Fluther
Fluther…...........

tom_g's avatar

Google Reader serves up all of my content for me (other than Fluther).

Leanne1986's avatar

BBC News
Local police website for more local news
Yahoo email
Hotmail
Twitter
Facebook

Sometimes Met Office for weather.

I don’t tend to check Fluther until the afternoon during the working week.

Coloma's avatar

Wake up, feed cats, go let the geezers out of the barn, make coffee, and check my email and then fluther. Doing it now, 7:45 on the west coast and just poured my second cup of coffee and been on fluther for about 30 minutes. I dropped my FB account after about a year, I found it boring.

TexasDude's avatar

@gambitking what if that standard stuff you wanted to exclude is pretty much the majority of our daily routine? My answer would be significantly less exciting if I just said “flutherreddit,lol.”

janbb's avatar

Fluther
E-mail
Plurk

Keep_on_running's avatar

Fluther then email. Then general web-surfing, otherwise known as wasting time, as you do.

glenjamin's avatar

nowadays, gmail, fb, fluther, google music OR pandora, sometimes quitnet, sometimes google (for specific news content). I used to also do google reader on a daily basis but I haven’t been keeping up with my blogs lately.

gailcalled's avatar

NYT
email
Drudge
Slate
Fidelity account (for laughs)
Fluther
A peek at FB for the endless fascination of what people seem to feel the world will find interesting. Yesterday one of my cousins sent a photo of a cheeseburger and another one of a plate of potato chips.
FB site for British cryptic xword puzzles]
Weather

erichw1504's avatar

Email
Fluther
Google Reader
Facebook

SABOTEUR's avatar

Tagged.
(I love to play PETS.)

Facade's avatar

(email)
TMZ.com
CurlyNikki.com
Nappturality.com
NecoleBitchie.com
(Facebook)
Pinterest.com
University website
Fluther.com

In that order

AshlynM's avatar

facebook
fluther
gmail
google news

Sponge's avatar

Porn sites
Porn sites
Endgadget
Porn sites
Email
News
Porn sites

beccagolling's avatar

Email
Facebook
Fluther
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Cyanide And Happiness
Channelate
Rock Paper Cynic

gambitking's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard

If that’s the case, I’d figure this question would then no longer be relevant to you, whereby you would then refrain from posting an answer and instead share your insights on another topic more befitting of your contributions, while creating a more robust pool of answers for me

(cutting out responses I would ignore anyway, and saving time for the answer poster is the whole point of my parenthetical condition in the OP – something that @janbb most blatantly betrayed)

janbb's avatar

Oh pardon me, OP. You had to read the words “e-mail” and you didn’t want to? I’m very sorry; it won’t happen again.

rebbel's avatar

E G mail
Teletext
Fluther

Lightlyseared's avatar

Google reader to check Dilbert and the news (the news is only if I have time)

DeanV's avatar

Gmail
Reddit
last.fm
Google Reader (which usually leads to Lifehacker, Rock Paper Shotgun, and GiantBomb)
Tumblr (not even sure why I still go on there)
Steam
Fluther

And repeat.

flutherother's avatar

BBC
CNN
Online Books
Met Office

filmfann's avatar

Brewster Rockit Space Guy comic
Last Kiss Comic
AOL
Facebook
Fluther

TexasDude's avatar

@gambitking well do pardon me for inconveniencing you, then, good chap.

f4a's avatar

Hotmail aol fluther

LostInParadise's avatar

Yahoo home page
email
Fluther
Salon
CommonDreams
Site Stats – to see how many hits my Web page got (usually around 20)

DeanV's avatar

In this thread I learned people still visit AOL.

gambitking's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard : there’s no inconvenience, and this is a free forum (mostly), so I was just answering your question, and I felt like it was a good opportunity to point out the benefits of encouraging more unique responses.

Thanks to everyone who answered on here, lots of cool new places to check out in the mornings. Here’s a few of my own that I like to check out every morning, for those interested:

woot.com
lifehacker.com
snopes.com
refdesk.com
straightdope.com
shirtpunch.com
screwattack.com (for gamers)
buzzfeed.com

And… does AOL really still exist?

Bellatrix's avatar

My work email
My home email
News.com.au
SMH
Ninemsn
ABC
Other news sites – various
Fluther
Twitter
Facebook
Bank and finance websites

flutherother's avatar

@LostInParadise You should add the link and see if it boosts your stats.

gambitking's avatar

@flutherother… it would only boost traffic from those on this page that click through to it…. it won’t boost any other stats cuz links we post are NoFollow (thanks a lot Fluther!)

Even so, Google Analytics would be better suited to track metrics, and way more than just number of visits.

LostInParadise's avatar

I am signed up to Google Analytics. For some reason, I don’t get any statistics for keyword search. Site Stats not only shows the keyword searches but it tells the page rank, which is the only area where my statistics look impressive. Keyword searches on mathematical induction, geometric series or high school math place my site on the first page of Google.

SavoirFaire's avatar

Fluther and various webcomics. Sometimes I look up the weather, and I might watch The Daily Show or The Colbert Report if it’s the weekend.

P.S. I never check e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter in the morning, so I don’t really think those are “a given.”

JustinHubbard_'s avatar

I’m kinda late to the party but…

Forrst.com (a private web designer and developer community)
webdesign.tutsplus.com (because I’m an author and to learn)
webdesignerdepot.com (because I’m an author)
mixergy.com (great learning from successful founders stories)
codecanyon.net (because I’m an author)

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