Wightfibre’s Online Boredom Busters

We’ve all had to spend a lot of time at home recently and we thought it’d be a good idea to look at some ways that you can use your ultrafast Wightfibre connection for some different forms of entertainment. From novelty video chat backgrounds to exploring the British Museum, we’ve got it covered!

Keep track of eSports

We’re starting to see a return to various sports now, but so many of us turned to eSports during the lockdown to get our adrenaline fix, that they’ve now become as enjoyable as ‘normal’ sporting events! To make it easier for you to find and discover eSport events, you can visit Twitch who have created their own directory where they list matches, replays and highlights. You don’t need to sign-up to view and it includes some big names such as FIFA 20, Call of Duty and Fortnite.

Inspirational Stories

This site aims to lift your mood, providing a positive environment for you to relax and thrive mentally, physically and spiritually. It achieves this through poems, stories, quotes and proverbs from some of the world’s greatest thinkers as well as celebrities. How effective this site is really depends on how receptive you are to this kind of stimulation, but it’s definitely worth a try and with an easily navigable appearance, it’s something everyone could have a go at.

Video chat from BBC studios

You can give your video calls a fun makeover with the help of over 100 sets from the BBC Archive. So why not host a family quiz live from the Queen Vic, take a job interview in the ‘cushty’ comfort of Del Boy and Rodney’s flat or take to the Top of The Pops stage to wow your friends – these will all look fantastic streamed across your Wightfibre ultrafast connection!

Vintage gaming

There are so many games to rediscover and play online and it’s a great time to allow yourself to chill out and do it! Who remembers the abominable snowman from the classic pre-installed Windows game ‘Ski Free’? This game was created by Chris Pirih and released in 1991 as part of Windows entertainment pack 3. For us it is one of the more memorable 90s games – what’s your favourite vintage PC game? Join the discussion on our Twitter page.

Browse the British Museum

Since the coronavirus has forced the British Museum doors to close the staff have been working hard behind the scenes to bring their collection to you online. A whopping 280,000 new images have been added to the website where you can discover 4.5 million objects and view 85,000 new records. If you’re accessing the site on a tablet or phone then you can even zoom in to see unbelievable high definition detail that you may not have actually noticed if you visited the object in a physical capacity.

What have been your boredom buster go-to’s during lockdown? Remember – stay alert, stay safe and let us know what you’ve been up to. You can get in touch on Facebook or Twitter or to find out more about our services, call 240 240.