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Geek Tip: Use MeeTimer To Curb Your Online Procrastination

Do you ever find yourself surfing the net and then look up at the clock and wonder where all the time has gone? The Firefox extension MeeTimer allows you to keep track of the sites you've visited and for how long. It's actually very useful because you can group websites into activities (procrastination sites vs communication sites) so you will know exactly how your time is being divvied up. Seeing is believing right? The MeeTimer will also provide you with the total amount of time you've been on the web as well as the percentage of certain online activities per work week. Do you know a great shortcut or tip you think geeksugar readers should know? Share it in our 'How To' Help - Guide To All Things Geeky group,


I know that this long list looks scary, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it'll be a snap the second time around.

  1. First of all, join the 'How To' Help - Guide To All Things Geeky
  2. Click "Create and Share!" on the left hand side
  3. Choose "Blog"
  4. Give your photo a Title
  5. Leave the category as "general"
  6. Change the channel to "technology and gadgets"
  7. Add keyword(s) (for example mine for this photo was "Geek tip")
  8. Click on the "Add Image" link below the "body" box
  9. A popup window will happen - click on "Browse" to find your image on your computer
  10. Once you have the image chosen, click "Submit"
  11. The popup will show you your image, choose size: "normal" - if you want, you can give it a title (which will show up as a caption)
  12. Click "Insert" and the popup will go away
  13. Your "body" box will now have some text in it. Leave it as is. If you want to add some text before the picture telling me why you think this person is geeky, do it before the code that has appeared.
  14. Click Submit

So join the 'How To' Help - Guide To All Things Geeky and start sharing your favorite tips! Your tricks just might end up on the geeksugar homepage!

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UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
That might be handy...like if I'm on this site longer than I should be instead of doing my job at work! lol
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 8 years
you have no idea how badly i need this
almostloli almostloli 8 years
changed my mind. i'll download the add-on hahahahah
almostloli almostloli 8 years
i'll pass. the results will freak me out (most likely)
JenBrett JenBrett 8 years
here's a flaw, tabbed browsing. i leave some websites open all day long, including popsugar! so even when i'm not actually looking at it, it's timing me. begone big brother!
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 8 years
maybe now i can cut my 14 hours on the computer to 12 hours
askmetostay askmetostay 8 years
haha, this is definitely something i DON'T need....i like being semi-unaware of how much time i waste =)
steen steen 8 years
I'm never letting my network admin know about something like this. :X
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i'll have to use that whenever i use firefox. safari should do add-ons as well. i like firefox's stumble upon a lot.
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
omg i am so going to use this. but the results might actually scare me.... lol! 24 hours on TS! =-o!
liliesandlyla liliesandlyla 8 years
I need this!
CelestiaLuv CelestiaLuv 8 years
MeeTimer VS. MySpace, Conscience vs. temptation
LuciLu LuciLu 8 years
well this will show that i am on the sugar site the majority of my work day! ;)
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