One of the beauties of Web 2.0 is that it gives you opportunities for online interaction on a 24/7 basis. That's also one of its curses. The combination of broadband and interactive tools like Facebook, Twitter and blogs means that many of us are spending a LOT of time socializing and doing things online.
For this week's Web 2.0 Wednesday activity, I'd like to us do some reflecting. Here's the assignment:
Either in a blog post or in comments here, tell us how you manage your time online.
- Are you a multi-tasker or do you try to stay focused on one activity at a time?
- Do you use particular tools or techniques to keep yourself focused and on task? What are they?
- What kinds of challenges are you facing in managing all of your Web 2.0 tools and toys? Have you found that you're sacrificing other parts of your life for your Web 2.0 fun? Is this a good or a bad thing?
As always, tag your post with "web2.0wednesday."
For myself, I can tell you that right now I'm looking for some ways to get out of my multi-tasking mode. This just doesn't work that well for me, but being online somehow draws me into it. It's like when my kids were little and they couldn't go to sleep because they were always afraid they'd miss something. But you know what, sometimes you need the rest. So one of my goals is to do a better job of managing that. I may have to go on the low information diet. I'm also considering disabling my wireless connection for periods of time so that I can't go online so easily.
I'm curious to hear what you have to say about all of this. How are you managing your time online? Am I the only one who is going into overload lately?