Monday, April 15, 2013

Twitter, or 'The Reason I Might Get Fired'

I am the only person who feels like there is no limit to the amount of time that can be wasted on Twitter? I open up the app on my phone, and the first thing I do is scroll through my timeline. If the time-wasting was contained to this, I could live with it. That is to say, I could remain a highly efficient and engaged member of my class, workplace, social circles etc.

But it doesn't stop there. No. Never.

Next, I hit the discover button (#) and the time suck really begins. Articles about an IP address in Vatican City downloading porn, a bunny with a pancake on it, Miley Cirus "twerking". The distractions are freaking endless, and what's worse? They are insanely freaking entertaining!

What's to be done?

There are a few things I have tried to do to minimize my Twitter time-wastage:

1. Only surf Twitter on the toilet. It may make bathroom breaks at bit longer, but at least it doesn't detract from any actual work or learning.

2. Only follow people who share constructive items. Keep all the dumb sh*t out of your feed and leave it to that horrid (#) button.

3. Pick days to leave the phone at home. Easier said than done, but so necessary.

How do you deal with your Twidiction? Let us know below.