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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:50 AM
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New York Times Magazine article about freerice.com
Online entertainment improves on older forms, like television, by way of its activeness. For example, watching a presidential debate on TV is passive. Hunting for, commenting on, remixing and forwarding a YouTube video of someone being Tasered at a political event is active. Despite the unassailable nature of this popular critique, engagement can be judged in other ways. For example, among the many time-killing activities the World Wide Web makes available is FreeRice.com. While it is surely a diverting time killer, it is more than that: its a self-improvement time killer on behalf of a greater good. Lets break it down.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/magazine/09wwln-consu...

And a link to the website itself, in case you have free time not taken up by DU:

www.freerice.com
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:57 AM
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1. I got carpal tunnel from that site.
And, may again. :)
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 02:00 AM
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2. Whew!
I was afraid the article was going to say it's a scam! I play it all the time!

:)
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:18 AM
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3. I passed it along to one of my authors loops some time back.
I'm sure it saw a LOT of action from THAT crowd.

:D
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