Has social media made us more productive or more distracted?
Ten years ago, you checked your email when you got home from work to make sure nothing imploded back at the office.
Now, there are so many more plugs in the outlets.
There are three more friend requests on Facebook. And, if you're like me, you don't just allow someone to friend you haphazardly. If he or she is truly a friend (or, at a minimum, someone you once worked with), I write a little note asking how they're doing. If they don't have time to respond to a simple "what's up," are they really a friend?
Another LinkedIn request. Someone else asks for a recommendation. Someone is looking for a marketing director. Do I know anyone?
What's so-and-so tweeting about? Is it worth a retweet? Now I have something to say.
Back to email. My work account. My personal account. My other personal account.
What the hell is this Google Buzz? More commentary.
Oh, and now to check out those videos that were sent around the office today. Over to YouTube.
Damn, I haven't blogged in two days. What can I write about? What's on my mind?
I look at the clock and an hour has passed.
So much for just checking my email.