Adult-Proof Your Internet
A lot is made of child-proofing the internet, but it could use some adult-proofing as well. What does this mean? Blocking the sites that adults waste time on. I just figured this out recently (I am not the fastest) – that you can just block certain websites without buying an expensive “child-proofing” software package. It was amazing – it added, like, 30% to my day. Not only because I am spending less time wasting time on websites, but I am also spending more time getting work done in continuous blocks. Working in longer continuous blocks, also means getting better work done. Why websites did I block for myself at work?
How about that, I am blocking the Web 2.0. Who would have thought? Leave me a note in the comments about which websites you block.
The way to go about adult-proofing your browsers is to download a simple plug-in that lets you block websites. The software won’t permanently block a particular website; it will just make it inconvenient for you to visit the website in the future. And if your obsession with techcrunch.com is so overwhelming, you can always delete the plug-in and have unfettered access.
Where can you find these plug-ins? I would recommend the following:
Firefox: Give BlockSite a try. It is very easy to use.
Chrome: I use Website Blocker at home.
(Photo credit: Techcrunch.com)