Social Media Literacy: Attention
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Social Media: Workplace Distraction? | Social Media Today

Social Media: Workplace Distraction? | Social Media Today | Social Media Literacy: Attention | Scoop.it
The difference between social media as a waste of time and as a productive action probably is just a matter of intention.
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This infographic demonstrates statistics about wasting time. However, the author points out that these social media distractions don't need to be a waste of time, it's just a matter of intent.

 

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Handout_WhatWillYouClickNext.docx

Handout_WhatWillYouClickNext.docx | Social Media Literacy: Attention | Scoop.it
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Helpful handout to practice metacognition while on the Web. Writing down your goals and practicing conscious attention is essential to working efficiently in today's online world.

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How Much Data Is Created Every Minute? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Much Data Is Created Every Minute? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Literacy: Attention | Scoop.it
Thursday's sporadic Twitter outages gave addicts like us the shakes. After all, Twitter users average over 100,000 tweets per minute, and the site was down for a whole lot longe...
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This is a perfect demonstration of how much content is being created on the Web every minute. Consequently, information overload is making the Web much harder to navigate efficiently and making users much more distraction prone.

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Facebook and texting made me do it: Media-induced task-switching while studying

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A study observing students and their use of technology while studying showed that participants averaged less than 6 minutes on a given task prior to switching mostly due to technological distractions. Evidence shows that those who multitask and take "short technology breaks" have lower GPA's and get easily distracted during learning. We need to come up with metacognitive strategies in our education system to prevent these negative implications on learning.

 

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