The Most Useless Websites on the Internet

By Daniel Scocco

A couple of days I was browsing (read procrastinating) when I came across a a website called TheUselessWeb.com. It’s basically a directory of (other) useless websites. At a first sight those websites might look as a waste of time, but I found them interesting for a couple of reasons.

First of all I am certain you will have a laugh or two. Some of the ideas are pretty funny, others pretty weird, and all are very creative. In fact it even gets a bit addictive initially. For instance, check Heeeeeeeey.com (careful, has sounds) or The Blue Ball Machine.

Second, you get to see and experience the ways that people are inventing for you to interact with web pages. For instance, check this site, or this one.

Third, some of those websites managed to attract quite a bit of social media exposure, so you can also try to understand what hooks they were using.

If you find a funny or interesting one that I forgot to mention feel free to drop a comment below.




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35 Responses to “The Most Useless Websites on the Internet”

  • Jenny

    Oh yessss, they are addictive and hilarious and genious and OMFG’ious! Thanks for sharing, Daniel, this hump day got a whole lot not-boring 🙂
    How about this one: http://www.staggeringbeauty.com

  • WPStuffs

    Thanks for introducing me to most useless website…all day playing with that.

  • Ally

    ha ha they’re definitely abstract concepts. The click to remove one was kind of fun at first but the falling one made me feel a bit dizzy.

  • Rahul Kuntala

    I always find: Facebook, twitter and YouTube in my favorite useless sites (which are anyhow not mentioned in that site).

  • Cindy Buccieri

    Thank you so much for sharing this. It was so funny. As a web designer, it was a nice change of pace to see completely useless websites. This was great!

  • Rinkesh

    In my view, all those sites which lack in design, quality and content come in the category of useless websites.

  • Richard Ng

    That’s really userless… but it does meet the exact objective of the site owner though! 😉

  • Julia Agnes

    Cool! Thanks a lot for sharing )))

  • Chris

    I’m actually glad you showed me this; Fallingfalling.com is actually VERY useful for meditation, focus, and training your brain to consistently pay attention to one thing while tuning out outside distractions.

  • Aaron W.

    Interesting selection of sites. Some of these are really just projects by developers to demonstrate cool tricks. Some good examples are the blue ball machine and the spinning wheel. While they may seem useless, both of those are actually impressive feats of programming skill.

    Others, however, like the heeeeeeey.com are just gimmicks to inflate page views. Notice that heeeeeeeey.com redirects to hoooooooo.com, and vice versa, back and forth. It is a stunt to get hits (although, I must admit, a creative stunt).

  • Doug Wojtczak

    I really liked the “is your computer on?” website.

  • anna wagner

    Thank you for sharing this information. This is some thing apart form the regular useless websites that we use often.I must say really a nice one.

  • kalyan

    This is fun Daniel. Indeed some of them are very funny and creative. I don’t know why the webmasters create them? Maybe to satiate their creativity. Thanks for sharing..

  • jay

    I am beginning to think that some of my websites fall into the useless category ( aka all of my sites!). Thanks for this post though, gave me a laugh- you must really have been procastinating recently.. oh and thanks for the warning about the music on the heeeee/ hooooo site!

  • Sanket Patel

    Really interesting informations are share here. The social sites investing are so exposures with different type of useless websites.

  • vishnu

    Pretty interesting find out there…I hope our site doesnt make it there lol…

  • Usman

    I didn’t know of useless websites, thanks for the post, there are some not so useless sites in there as well:)

  • Thejas Kamath

    LOL… Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyy(dot)com is funny. Thank you for sharing this information.

  • India Tech Blog

    Interesting yet Funny !

  • Md.Taybur Rahman

    This sites is very nice.It is very helpful.I hope many people will also satisfy.At a first sight those websites might look as a waste of time,. Some of the ideas are pretty funny, others pretty weird, and all are very creative. some of those websites managed to attract quite a bit of social media exposure.so you can also try to understand what hooks they were using.

  • Suzy

    I prefer Pointless Sites, slightly less useless but more entertaining. Maybe they overlap in content?

  • Tayob

    This sites is very nice.At a first sight those websites might look as a waste of instance I am certain you will have a scorn or two. Some of the dreams are pretty funny, others pretty weird, and all are very creative. some of folks websites managed to be a focus for quite a bit of social media exposure, so you can also aim to understand what hooks they be using.

  • liam

    Really enjoyed it, spent too much time on it and not enough working! Guess a few others here did the same.

  • SEO Tips

    Seeing that site make me feel better about mine 🙂 Thanks for the confident boost.

  • Heru Prasetyono

    I have visited one of the useless websites you mention above. And I can’t help laughing to visit http://heeeeeeeey.com/. Really the web owner is actually very creative and has a good sense of humor lol. Thanks for this interesting posting.

  • Jenna

    :)) the Heey Hooo website is a great funny idea

  • Clare

    Thanks for sharing these Daniel

    Wow I clicked on FallingFalling.com and it hurt my eyes hahah. Too scared to click on the rest.

    On a more serious note – Us marketers can learn a thing or two from websites like these and how they use wacky and unusual ideas to gain traffic from social media.

  • Ravi

    Most Useless sites are Facebook, Twitter and other Social Networking Sites which are best for wasting the time of the users.

  • Anup

    Thank so much for sharing this. That site is useless but enjoyable. Websites like this gets exposure from major social media sites.

    Thanks again,
    Anup

  • Hendri

    TheUselessWeb.com truly wasted my time! 😀

  • Irfan Siddiqui

    While spending on Facebook I often get such sites to visit not because I want to but because the links or the picture these website uses in social media that people easily click into them.

    All the sites that you mentioned in this post has a Good PR and a Good Alexa Ranking as well. I was really shocked when I saw a site that has nothing just color changing and has a PR of 3 and Alexa ranking under 50k.

    Really want to learn how they manage to get such ranking on such idiotic sites. If they can achieve with such sites we can too.

  • Leon

    I don’t suppose there is anyway any of that site can be monetized? They do have good rank and visitors

  • Sriram

    Someone please delete these useless sites to keep the internet clean!

  • Arne

    Some are really really really useless, woww

  • Jon

    I was expecting something different for the blue ball machine

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