The Internet is the ultimate time-waster. It's where we can unwittingly spend hours scrolling through Twitter, watching "related" videos on YouTube, or
stalking checking up on dozens of old high-school classmates on Facebook.
That's not the Internet's fault, because it's pretty good at measuring the time we're wasting: Twitter timelines are covered with timestamps, and YouTube videos show their lengths. Even those old friends we revisit on Facebook remind us that we're time traveling in a way.
It's really our own fault we get temporally lost on the Internet—which is perhaps why we've also cluttered a corner of it with countdown clocks. Here's one that lets you name your event, one that can set an alarm, another that acts like an egg timer, and many, many more.
But those are, frankly, booooooring. Counting down hours, minutes, and seconds on the Internet should be cool, with a dash of creativity. So, as the year comes to an end, try some of these clocks made with true Internet spirit. Welcome the new year by counting down...
The concept behind The Color Clock is simple: The clock matches up the hour, minute, and second with the corresponding color hex value, from #000000 to #235959. The background then mesmerizingly changes to match the time. (There are other variations of this clock here and here.) Instead of counting "5, 4, 3, 2, 1," you could count "jungle green, darker jungle green, dark blue-green, darker blue-green, black."