ATLANTA, Georgia, February 22, 2008
If you were going to make a list of websites that wasted your time, would CNN.com be one of them?
8aweek.com seems to think so. A newly-launched Firefox plugin, 8aweek.com keeps track of your internet usage, logging those midnight hours spent browsing those ‘restricted’ sites that eat up your time, like Facebook and MySpace. Fancy charts and graphs will chronicle your time – certainly a tantalizing prospect for analytics nerds like myself and other readers of TechCrunch and LifeHacker.
Faced with a rather crippling addiction to certain blogs, I installed the toolbar; hoping to quantify just how many hours were spent getting my Brit Brit fix.
Imagine my surprise when I saw the default restricted sites: Facebook, MySpace (point taken); ESPN (no worries there!); Flickr, YouTube, Digg (sure, but those are my tools); and … CNN, at the top of that alphabetical list!
If my browsing habits are as seriously warped as I’m guessing, I’ll be making use of 8aweek’s “block that site” mode.
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