Monday, March 12, 2012

Cyberloafing, the New Watercooler

People who get less sleep are more likely to cyberloaf, surfing entertainment websites instead of working.

According to researchers in the Journal of Applied Psychology, workers and students who sleep less are more likely to search YouTube and other sites instead of focusing on the tasks they should be working on.

We’ve long known that computers and hand-held devices pull our focus away and to less important tasks, but research shows that if we combine them with less sleep or outright fatigue the result is more goofing off.

All the more reason to get to bed at a decent hour.

Oh, so the reason you’re not in bed on time is because….you’re logged into watching a cat chase a spot of light across a room or playing a video game against someone in Pig Snout, Arkansas.

Hmmm…

Here’s a little test…try and keep track of how much time you spend online at work checking out something that has nothing to do with your tasks.

And, by the way, if you want to see something really cool…go to “TED 2012 Vijay Kumar.” It’s a video from the recent TED Conference and shows flying robots playing the James Bond theme.

Educational…I’m just sayin'.

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