Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Websites

It’s time to spread your website wings and take a break. The following sites provide entertaining sharable content your friends will appreciate.

Remember, these are not legitimate new sources, and shouldn’t replace traditional news. Also, not everything on these webpages is appropriate. Be cautious about what you post and view on your own free time i.e.,avoid viewing at work. I can always count on these two websites for articles mocking popular culture, funny photos and videos of cute puppies.

1. The Chive

2. BuzzFeed

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Tumblr: Expect a quick laugh and a lot of wasted time with these websites.  The “Well Dressed Animals” is one of my favorites and has enjoyably stolen many hours of time.

3. What Should Bama Call Me #WSBCM

4. How Do I Put This Gently 

5. What Should We Call Me

6. Well Dressed Animals 

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Looking for news…but not in the mood to read the Washington Post or celeb gossip? The following satirical websites offer a unique blend of pop culture, entertainment, politics, interesting photos and videos you will be dying to share with your friends.

7. Vice: has an interesting composition of news articles, blog posts, and advice This website has a ton of Documentary-esk web videos profiling counter-culture and exploring the not so well-known.

Vice Do’s and Dont’s 

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For your celeb gossip fix I suggest the following:

8. D Listed: Where celebs or reality TV stars are not idolized, but are criticized.

9. Hip Hollywood: Music and more…with a hint of celeb gossip.

GAME ON! Get your trivia fix and show your friends you know the most Harry Potter facts and countries. Share, compete and create your own quizzes. Sporcle is a guilt-free way to pass time.

10. Sporcle

Google = World Cup Fan 2010

In the 1930’s it was decided that “football”, or soccer as it is called in America, would be dropped from the summer Olympics that were going to be held in Los Angeles. The committee sited the sport’s lack of popularity in America as it’s reason for dropping the sport. After the decision was made Jules Rimet, the Federation Internationale de Football Association president, began organizing a football tournament of his own. Years later the tournament grew from one with 13 teams, to one which currently boast 32 competitive teams.

The sport has grown increasingly popular in nations around the country. And with another World Cup about to begin in South Africa, it is no wonder that the world has already started to prepare. While avid fans proudly display their team’s colors, and flags for each country are placed for passersby to see; one much more subtle preparation has occurred. When searching “World Cup” on Google people will find that the site has actually changed it’s display name at the bottom of the search page to read as “Goooooal”.

One journalist named Stan Schroeder commented that he can’t help but wonder, with the option to create custom Google pages, if Google is slowly losing it’s brand identity. Or is it possible that the name has become so synonymous with search engines that the changes won’t make a difference in Google’s brand recognition at all?

It brings up the question of how much freedom websites should provide their users, when it comes to customizing their personal pages. Does it hurt companies to allow users to tweet their image? Or does it help the company’s reputation in some way? Only time will tell. But one thing that I think most can agree on is that before customization occurs, companies need to establish a strong brand identity. And with the technology wave moving us into the future, websites are one of the best ways to establish that brand image.