It's a serious growing international problem. It encompasses twitter and facebook. A waste of mind, waste of time. Internet addiction. Don't be a victim!
There is no reason to linger or dally online. Get in. Get whatever task done. Get out.
My approach involves a tangled relationship with technology, expressed in this formula: (BlackBerry + Gmail + GoogleTalk + Facebook + twitter + Weibo = Time Savings)
The great thing about it: EVERYTHING RUNS like one of those fine Swiss watches or that elaborate display of dominoes that falls in sequences and patterns.
BlackBerry was made for pushing email to phone. You send me gmail. My phone buzzes. I read it then delete it or file it. You hit me up with a follow-up to a direct message on twitter or a wall post on facebook or an instant chat on any platform. My phone buzzes. I got it. You text, MMS or SMS me. My phone buzzes. I got it. Everything happens in my pocket 24/7 wherever I am. Sure beats being tethered to a PC or laptop or other device.
These days if I spend any amount of time online, it's at work. Otherwise, I can hop on the net, take care of business and sign out in less than 15 minutes... per DAY!
Look at the numbers: the biggest time killers are sifting thru emails and wasting time on facebook. I can do everything web using my BlackBerry, and I don't miss a thing! I can even upload posts to my blog... and searching Google or Bing couldn't be easier - it's faster too because "mobile" is just that way. If I'm in the car and need directions I have them up in seconds. Nothing to print out. No GPS to program up.
When you've tamed the wild interbeast you'll find there is so much more time in your life! I'm challenging you to come up with ways you can streamline your own internet time. There's so much you can automate these days - I'll bet you can spend a day and a half sifting your way through plans, programs, products and services that can chop your time in front a computer down to next-to-nothing! (Any tips? Leave 'em in comments below!)
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