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Is Fluther a productive use of your time?

Asked by Adina1968 (2747points) May 2nd, 2008
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wildflower's avatar

It’s more productive than watching telly…...but a little less productive than mowing the lawn, finish knitting my jumper or cleaning the bathroom…

It can be thought-provoking and often sends me on little research trips and I’ve discovered interesting websites, topics, music and more.

So, practically productive, maybe not so much, but informative and entertaining without a doubt.

BadMotherFluther's avatar

I have learnt alot that I never new, so yes.

Allie's avatar

Haha, probably not, but I can’t stay away.
I’m hooked!

loser's avatar

I guess I could be doing worse. It keeps me off the streets.

susanc's avatar

For me it’s very productive, but my job right now is keeping myself sane, so
I may be in a bit of a minority.

iwamoto's avatar

well, i never fluther on the job, and i learn a lot of new and cool stuff, so yeah, for me fluther has it’s productivity, it expands my horizon in a way…

nocountry2's avatar

I find it amusing, educational, and occasionally provocative, so yep.

peedub's avatar

Pragmatically speaking, it definitely is. I have so many new bookmarks to look through, things I wouldn’t have even thought I wanted to know about. It’s also [at least minimally] a way to keep up the practice of writing. I’ve always wanted to keep a journal but am way to lazy. Here, I’m at least writing something on a daily basis. It’s also nice in this respect because one gets instant feedback.

gooch's avatar

more productive than reading the depressing newspaper or news. Also more productive than smoking or most other things we do to occupy our time.

gailcalled's avatar

And I have *learned some important things in areas that I never *knew about, also. But I find many of the Q’s and A’s now are irrelevant to my life and interests.

Foolaholic's avatar

When I’m asking the question, then yes it’s normally quite time saving. When I’m just browsing, answering questions like these, then no; it’s eating my free time alive.

scamp's avatar

It’s quite productive for me. It’s produced all of the following: Information, encouragement, laughter, tears, friendship, inspiration, entertainment, ideas, stimulation and a way to break the monotony while I recover from surgery. Without fluther I would have gone stir crazy a long time ago. It’s like the melting pot of the internet! Where else can you have such interactions with people of all walks of life and all over the world?

AstroChuck's avatar

Hell no. But isn’t it great?

edmartin101's avatar

Fluther has been phenomenal to me. Like everybody points out, there are a lot of things I’ve learned from fluthering members. I have had great pleasure in all the stupid things I’ve read, I’ve had a lot of fun with all sorts of people from all over the world, I’ve added a huge repertoire of information I never knew about. But if your goal is to make fluther productive for you, then you have at your disposal a world wide army ready to shower you with all sorts of ideas and useful information for your research paper. All you have to do is ask a genuine question to show your interests and in no time you will get your answer. Now compare this source of information as opposed to you doing all your homework looking up for whatever you’re looking for on your own…....it could literally save you many hours of research online. That’s what I called “superhighway production” This is in all respects the true application of the information age.

AstroChuck's avatar

and it’s fun, too.

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