Saturday, June 14, 2008

Digital Glutton

I read an article from New York Times and wondered on what extent of Digital Glutton I am suffering from.
Digital Glutton - Its the insatiable appetite of spending time online in search of information or entertainment
People have been spending more time on Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, YouTube and then whatever time they have they are either blogging or uploading their photos from recent trip on their Picasa albums.

Looking at my own schedule of the day - I spend atleast 5 hours a day (which is above and beyond of the time I am sitting in front of laptop during office hours)...most of the time I am reading news 9sent to me on Gmail), checking my feeds in Feedburner, Blogging, Twittering, etc

I get mails from-
1. New York Times
2. BBC
3. Reuters
4. Wall Street Journal
5. CNet
6. Wired
7. Live Mint
8. CNN
9. DelanceyPage
10. Dailylit for book reading
11. A word a day
12. English tips for day

And then I have to maintain my virtual presence in following social networking websites -

1. Facebook
2. Linkedin
3. Goodreads
4. Twitter
5. Digg
6. Delicious
7. Firefox community
8. The Good Blog community
9. YouTube page
10. Google Video page
There are many others which I have to pay attention but the frequency is not as high for the above mentioned

And then I have 5 active blogs and 1 website to take care...

1. My main blog -
2. My Image blog -
3. My nephew blog -
4. My Branding blog -
5. My Technology blog -

My Website - ( and I also manage but then that is official work)

Then I read numerous blogs everyday - which I cant put here ....

Coming back to the article...

A typical information worker who sits at a computer all day turns to his e-mail program more than 50 times and uses instant messaging 77 times, according to one measure by RescueTime, a company that analyzes computer habits. The company, which draws its data from 40,000 people who have tracking software on their computers, found that on average the worker also stops at 40 Web sites over the course of the day.
Wow - Digital Glutton! at its best....wondering what happens when India actually has things moving on internet once we have legal frameworks and infrastructure for Internet!
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