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On Analog Social Media

April 1, 2018 | Posted By

Excellent article on the benefits of Social Media detox by Prof Cal Newport. Highly recommended read (and advice)!

Please Stop Sharing Links to These Sites

December 9, 2016 | Posted By

Read This Story Without Distraction (Can You?)

December 9, 2016 | Posted By

Why you need good distractions in your life

August 2, 2016 | Posted By

When Distraction is Good

April 5, 2010 | Posted By

Source: Linda Stone
Author: Linda Stone
Date: December 4, 2009

Distraction and procrastination come in a variety of flavors.  I’ve noticed that when I’m “distracted,” and I walk over and stare out the window, it’s a very different experience than when I feed the distraction by cramming in a few emails or make a phone call.

How often do you let your mind wander?

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How to Beat Information Overload

April 1, 2010 | Posted By

Source: IEEE Spectrum
Author: Nathan Zeldes
Date: October 2009

Information, the very thing that makes it possible to be an engineer, a doctor, a lawyer, or any other kind of modern information worker, is threatening our ability to do our work. How’s that for irony?
The global economy may run on countless streams, waves, and pools of information, but unrestrained, that tidal wave of data is drowning us. It washes away our productivity and creativity, swamps our social lives, and can even shipwreck our relationships.

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Bills to Curb Distracted Driving Gain Momentum

January 2, 2010 | Posted By

Source: New York Times
Published: January 1, 2010

When its legislature convenes this year, Kansas will consider banning motorists from sending text messages. South Carolina will, too, and debate whether to prohibit drivers from using phones altogether, or requiring them to use hands-free devices when they call. New Jersey lawmakers have proposed banning drivers from manipulating a navigation system in a moving car.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/02/technology/02distracted.html?ref=technology


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