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Pacing the Internet

The future of digital technology will be about slowing down, not speeding up. We’ve reached a pace of communication that exceeds our mental capacities, and our thumbs.

We can’t possibly keep up with tweets, instant messages, Facebook messages, push notifications, and Instagrams all at the same time; although, we move so swiftly in between them that sometimes they feel interconnected.

In order to be truly productive we’ll need to pace ourselves. That doesn’t mean disconnecting. What it means is focusing on our work, going for a long jog, and sprinting on social media portals during our breaks to catch up.

You can selective or random in how you choose to participate online. Maybe you use your time to chat on Facebook or read through the Twitter newsfeeds. The challenge is not getting so caught up in them that you forget to jog again.

We’re always online, toggling the crazy rhythm of working and staying connected.  

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.