The internet has revolutionized life in the twenty-first century. From online shopping to online banking, booking and paying for airline flights and checking in online, to the behemoth that is social media giving us the ability to keep in touch with friends and family halfway across the globe, and the ability to meet and make new friends from distant countries that we have never even visited or heard of before.
Life is significantly different in this age than it was even as little as twenty-five years ago, and that is primarily down to computer technology and specifically, the internet. But among these wonderful advancements in modern life that the internet has provided us, there is another massive role the internet plays in modern twenty-first century life,a role it plays to great effect.And that is the role it plays in how we consume entertainment nowadays.
There is a huge abundance of entertaining content on the internet covering a wide range of genres, here we will take a look at some of the most entertaining and fun stuff to be found online. Websites that are fun, funny or both fun and funny at the same time!
Addicting Games is a haven for anyone who enjoys casual online gaming with close to fifty new titles launched every month. It is the largest online casual gaming website in the western world, boasting over 10 million unique users per month. With literally thousands of games, this website could keep anyone entertained for hours. The games are categorised and range from strategy, sports, and puzzles, to shooting, action and our personal favourite, funny games. There are some really good games that are both challenging and funny, and this site, especially the sub-category ‘Funny Games’, gets two big thumbs up from us for being fun AND funny! The link below will take you straight to the Funny Games index.
Draw a Stickman is an interactive website that allows users to draw a stickman and guide him through a short mini-adventure. Launched in 2010, the site has attracted millions of visitors and has won several awards. It was created by Phil Williams of Hitcents, a technology based creative agency in the US, and although it is sometimes referred to as a game, it is more of an interactive story with the user controlling the user-created ‘protagonist’. This website is super charming for its simplicity, which appeals to a very wide age range and demographic, and most of all it is very engaging and so much fun. Although you may not end up rolling on the floor laughing, there are some chuckles to be had and we defy anyone to not at least smile while ‘playing’ this ‘game’.
Is quite possibly the funniest website on the internet. It is the new-age telephone prank but way funnier. It apparently all began when Matt Andrews, a self-proclaimed “reformed loser and full-time hooligan” was bored during a shift at work. He decided to check Craigslist and saw an ad asking interested parties to text a personal mobile phone number for more information. Thus his prank texting scheme came to existence. Andrews takes publicly posted mobile phone numbers and starts conversations with his unwitting victims on the other side. The numbers are taken from public places like the aforementioned Craigslist and other places where people add their numbers for the purposes of seeking business or seeking housemates/flatmates, looking for equipment or furniture, etc. The ensuing hilarity is then screenshot or reproduced and posted on his website. It apparently all began on tumblr and a book has also now been published.