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The Internet has become such an integral part of all our lives that many people are online before they have even got out of bed in the morning. With more than 1 billion websites to choose from, picking what online destination to visit first is extremely tough. Thankfully, we’re here to help.

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We asked you, What Is The First Website You Check Each Morning?

We had a great response to the question, with dozens of you telling us about your morning browsing habits. Some websites were mentioned several times during the discussion, but most appeared only once, showing how everyone has different ideas on which websites are essential viewing 7 Most Important Websites We Can't Live Without 7 Most Important Websites We Can't Live Without The World Wide Web (now more commonly known simply as the Web) has been with us for over 20 years now, and in that relatively short space of time it has unequivocally changed the world.... Read More first thing in the morning.

What follows is a list of 25 websites MakeUseOf readers told us they visit every morning without fail. We are obviously not forcing you to visit all, or indeed any, of the websites mentioned below, but you may well find a new favorite website lurking somewhere within the list. And you can then add it to your morning routine, along with drinking coffee Buy This: The Greatest Gear For Making Awesome Coffee Buy This: The Greatest Gear For Making Awesome Coffee If your coffee tastes like crap, you're doing it wrong. Great coffee doesn't have to be expensive. Read More and cleaning your teeth.

Having scanned the list above you may have noticed some themes running through it. Search engines, email providers The Top 6 Popular Free Email Providers Online Other Than Gmail & Yahoo The Top 6 Popular Free Email Providers Online Other Than Gmail & Yahoo Personally, I am happy to give my entire online existence over to Google. They have my email, my Analytics data, my search history, my mobile device, my credit card information, and the list goes on.... Read More , social networks, and RSS feed readers Which RSS Reader Are You Using? [MakeUseOf Poll] Which RSS Reader Are You Using? [MakeUseOf Poll] Now that the dust has finally settled over Google Reader, it's time to find out what you've all settled on. Which reader do you use for your RSS feeds? Read More all feature prominently. None of which is at all surprising. However, we were pleasantly surprised at how many people named MakeUseOf itself as the first website they visit each morning. We are truly honored. Thank you.



Comment Of The Week

We received a lot of great comments, including those from Peter, Xoandre, and Imaduddin Sawal. Comment Of The Week goes to Katie F, who wins a T-shirt chosen from those available through the catalog for this comment What Is The First Website You Check Each Morning? [We Ask You] What Is The First Website You Check Each Morning? [We Ask You] The chances are you'll be online before you even get out of bed every day, but what website do you visit first each morning? Read More :

The first website I check in the morning is Facebook, mainly to see what ridiculous things my friends have been up to the night before whilst I have been tucked up in bed, reading my uni books or watching the IT Crowd… like the boring geek I am. However I have to say that I don’t stay on Facebook that long as I end up clicking on the various news articles and links my friends have posted (although now they open links inside the Facebook app, I guess that isn’t strictly true, I am still on Facebook!)

My next port of call is (through Facebook) to the MakeUseOf articles or giveaways, I am particularly interested in the ones on Linux as this is what my uni course module is currently on and I am also interested in the ones on home automation, buying a new house in the next month is the main influencing factor in this.

We chose this comment because it has several elements we appreciated. First up is the answer to the question, which, in this case, is Facebook. Then there’s the reminder that visiting a social network can lead to us viewing countless other websites linked to by our friends. Finally, there’s the name-check for MakeUseOf, with the Linux and Smart Home sections named as being especially useful. Oh, and calling themselves a geek netted this commenter some bonus points.

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  1. Joe
    October 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I've actually stopped myself browsing things while literally still in bed. Otherwise I find that I'll never manage to get out! The first thing I check every morning is usually my email, followed by the weather forecast for that day.

    • Steven Rohner
      January 5, 2015 at 9:27 am

      I think so too.

      - wake up
      - get up
      - take a shower
      - get a cup of coffee
      - START WORKING! :-)

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