Question of the Week: What impact does technology have on our ability to manage our time effectively?
Ah yes, the wonderful world wide web has enhanced our lives in many ways, but we best not forget to thank the internet for the introduction of countless modern ways to put off doing the things that we really should be doing. Note that the above list does not even mention videogames or television which have been and continue to be longstanding champions in the procrastinator's world. It's hard to imagine that there was a time, (although these people are probably still out there,) where procrastinators actually used to avoid doing the things they were dreading by doing other semi-productive things like cleaning the refrigerator or re-organizing the pantry. Then facebook came along, and procrastinators everywhere started to mysteriously lose evenings to friend-ing, liking and commenting on pictures of strangers on a wall that belongs to "that guy I went to summer camp with when I was 11...or maybe it was 12."
Considering this information (and biased anti-facebook opinion) create a post that examines the extent to which technology has impacted our ability to "Put first things first." Use the questions below to help guide your response.
How much of the time we are spending on technology is actually being used to do things that are essential?
Is there a need for a balance between essential and "fun" use of technology?
Are you capable of making the choice to cut back on how much you procrastinate with technology?
Would there be any consequences to doing this?