Have you ever wanted to know how many days you have spent watching TV? Now you can with a simple website that calculates your time spent in front of the boob tube down to the very minute. The results may shock and disgust you. Check it out after the jump.
Thanks to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, On Demand, DVR, and many other services available, human beings can binge watch TV shows like it was their day job. Sure we love the experience of kicking back and digesting shows that we feel are worth our time at that moment, but what if you were to add up every time you binge watched a show, or included every show you’ve ever watched?
Alex Cican developed tiii.me, a simple website where you plug in the name of the shows you have seen, set how many seasons of them you have enjoyed – or not enjoyed – and then it adds up your time. Cican came up with the concept, design, and coding himself. And don’t worry, if you close the site, your cache should have the data stored away in case you want to come back and plug in a few more shows you forgot to add.
How it works:
# of seasons × # of episodes per season × runtime of episode = total for 1 TV show. Repeat for more TV shows = total time.
I perused through IMDb’s top rated television shows list and entered as many as I could. There were a few I had completely forgotten I had seen. As I saw my time grow, so did my guilt. I stopped after I hit 157 days. If you do the math that is 226,080 minutes of my life gone. Thinking about all of the things I could have done in that time makes me shudder. Imagining if Cican eventually added movies to the equation is even scarier.
I don’t even consider myself a big TV watcher as I have never seen shows like Full House, Step By Step, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, M.A.S.H., and Happy Days. Just thinking about adding the many shows on my shame list that many others have seen frightens me.
Like a scale that measures your weight, you can luckily change yourself if you do not like the number you see. Unfortunately with tiii, this is one number that can only get higher with time.
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