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Always On, All the Time: Are We Suffering From FoMO?

Do you suffer from FoMO, or Fear of Missing Out? Only your Facebook friends know for sure!

The Amazing Power of "Tech Breaks"

You see it in restaurants, classrooms, the dinner table, and the workplace. After about 15 minutes of concentration people have an urge to check in with their social world, most often through texting, Twitter, & Facebook. I have been advocating tech breaks to allow people a short time to clear their brain and get back to work.

E-Mail Is Not the Problem: It’s Our Need to Task Switch

We must learn how to focus … at least for short bursts of time.

Bring a "Knowledge Broker" to School Today!

Note to Teachers: If you want to integrate technology into your curriculum consider a “knowledge broker”

Weapons of Mass Distraction

We are constantly inundated by technology mostly from our wireless mobile devices. How are we doing in our fight to overcome our new WMDs: Weapons of Mass Distraction?

Multitasking Madness

How have we fallen into a state of “Multitasking Madness”?

The Power of "Like"

Being liked on Facebook has a bigger meaning

Words With Friends: Another Stupid Game—or an Obsession?

Words With Friends and other “stupid games” are calling to us: Play me, play me, play me!

Attention Alert: A Study on Distraction Reveals Some Surprises

We may be more distracted from inside our brains than from outside our bodies.

Where Do You Keep Your Smartphone?

We keep our smartphone close at hand 24/7/365

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