9 Ways Modern Technology Wastes Your Time

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By Ann Sullivan

One of the main purposes of modern technology is to facilitate performing tasks. Ease and efficiency are among the expectations we have in the use of our modern devices. Communication, nowadays, is as simple as texting or emailing a quick message. The information super highway puts the whole world at our fingertips. Gone are the days of encyclopedia salesman, and having to store massive books on shelves. The goal of all these modern conveniences and devices is to streamline our efforts. Unfortunately, it does not always achieve that goal. The opposite can end up happening, and vast amounts of precious time get wasted as a result. Here are nine of the ways modern technology wastes your time.

1) Social Media

This is one of the biggest culprits of wasting time. Many people just can’t seem to pull themselves away from constantly checking their Facebook or Twitter account. Others spend time posting and commenting on things that, frankly, don’t really matter. While the goal of social media is just that, to be social, it can get out of hand easily. If you were to document the amount of time you spend, at the end of the day you’d see how fast it adds up. For many people, this amounts to a considerable amount of time wasted. It’s easy to get caught up in the trap. This is especially true of sites like Facebook. It’s simple enough to start scrolling through one’s news-feed and end up clicking on ads for products, lengthy posts, or videos. It’s also easy to get caught up in a comment thread that’s difficult to back out of.

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