The Internet has brought about a number of worldwide sensations, and right alongside videos, games are at the forefront of this craze. We’re already spending a record amount of time online, but Web-based games are keeping us on the Internet even longer. They don’t even have to be very complex because sometimes the simplest games are the most addictive. I’ve heard a number of people that I know talk about Neopets, and while I am familiar with the name, I’ve never actually taken the time to see what it’s all about. Now that I know more about Neopets, I fear for the productivity of the world.

The Web site is all about virtual pets that you customize and take care of. We’ve all heard of these concepts before, but Neopets has developed quite a large following online. Players use a currency called Neopoints to buy food, toys, and other virtual goodies for their characters. You can participate in a variety of games and contests to win these Neopoints for your collection of digital pets. More than likely, Neopets will be a fun Web site for the kids in your life, but if you’re interested in creating an account as well, then go ahead. Your secret is safe with me.