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Tech Distractions at the Workplace

Which Tech Time Waster Distracts You the Most?

Do you live in constant fear that your boss will somehow find out how much time you really spend checking Facebook every day? We already know that there are some seriously amusing time-wasting websites out there which can easily catch a wondering eye, but what about the other tech distractions that surround you? With email, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, and personal IMs all vying for your precious attention, a big chunk of our day can disappear just by trying to keep up with it all . . . and make it very difficult to stay focused on the job.

Granted some of these so-called "distractions" may actually help you in your line of work, but for a majority of the workforce, the time it takes to check texts, emails, and status updates can really add up to lost time. So tell me — which of these tech time wasters distracts you the most during the day?

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socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 5 years
Email and Sugar seem to take all my time :-)
sourcherries sourcherries 5 years
Agree with Yesi Jukebox--the sugars are distracting! But oh so fun.
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 5 years
Actually your website!
weffie weffie 5 years
Facebook and Sugar take up more of my time quantity-wise, but I can ignore them if I really need to concentrate... Texts & BBM are harder to put off, my phone is usually within a few inches of my hands and I just can't let the little light keep flashing. It's probably more of a compulsion than a habit.
le-romantique le-romantique 5 years
Texts and Social Networking Sites are tied for me, but I voted Social Networking sites because I'm rarely interacting via them.. I just hit refresh a lot and read about people... at least with texts I'm communicating and interacting with either my Mom or Boyfriend (the two people I mainly text!)
Dingasaurus Dingasaurus 5 years
Google reader and blogs are my favorite time suck!
silicapathways silicapathways 5 years
Facebook, Tumblr and Livejournal are my time sucks. Today though, I am deleting my Facebook!
skigurl skigurl 5 years
i voted social networks but my emails are also pretty high up there...i can no longer get into fb at work but i go on sugar a lot now to compensate!
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