Internet-Time Converter

For those who are used to the imperial system (that includes you ‘mericans), dealing with the metric system can be a pain. Especially today, as the younger generations are getting used to the metric system and globalization has connected the US with the rest of the world.

But it turns out that globalization has given rise to another important system: Internet Time Units.

If you don’t know how to convert Internet Time Units into regular clock time units (like minutes and hours), you may end up looking like a fool in front of the 13-year-old kid who connects your printer.

But here at Unhinged Magazine, you’ll find the help you need.

The first thing you have to know is that Internet Time Units are always used when in the proximity of a computer or other digital device with online capabilities.

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Now you’re ready to learn the most commonly used Internet Time Units along with their conversion to the time units you use in so called “real life”:

  • Just a minute = 7 minutes.
  • I’m just going to check my e-mail = 16 minutes
  • I really need to write just one quick e-mail = 21 minutes
  • I just need to finish downloading this file = 33 minutes
  • (Name) is online. I’m just going to say “hi” to him/her = 46.5 minutes
  • I’ll just finish watching this video and I’ll be right there = 116 minutes
  • I’m just going to check Facebook = 2.5 hours+
  • Someone is wrong on the Internet = 4 hours 26 minutes

In addition to the above, if you play Candy Crush, you will need to use the following formula:

Total Internet Time = Internet Time Units + Candy Crush Level2
………………………………………….Internet Bandwidth

computer_obsession_13This user arranged to have infinite Internet Time Units

When not busy mixing his whites with colors, Flippy works as a writer, translator, and language teacher. In his free time, he plays video games, takes photos, and writes funny stuff. You can find his humor book, Flippy’s Life Lessons Stuff Every Single Man Should Know, published by Relentlessly Creative Books on

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