Scenario: You’ve just opened your Web browser. You checked your email, watched adorable videos of kittens, and checked your email again. Now, you’ve got 8.75 hours left in your work day, and you’re out of ideas. Sound familiar?
Mozilla is out to help you solve this age-old problem, add-on style. The solution is a new, experimental Firefox extension called Random Site!
Random Site! does exactly what you might think: it opens a random site in your current Firefox tab. It’s as simple as clicking a button- you can’t possibly make it any more (or less) complicated, even if you want to.
When you click the button you’ve installed (we’ll get to that in a second), you’re taken to a random page. You don’t get to choose the page, or even have any say in what type of page comes up. The pages come from Google’s Search History (not yours), and don’t appear to have any rhyme or reason to them.
Installing Random Site! is actually the only complicated part. It’s an “experimental” add-on, which means you have to create an account at Mozilla to install it. It only takes a minute to do, and then installing is as easy as clicking a button and restarting Firefox. Also, the experimental status can mean Random Site! will have bugs, though I haven’t noticed any.
There’s really no productive use I can think of for Random Site!, but I don’t think that’s a problem. If you’re ever overwhelmed by the blankness of that darn Firefox tab, just hit the RS! button, and be swept off into the abyss of the Internet.