October 3, 2012
Cultural Artifact: Procrastination
As a college student, I can’t help but to notice how easily distracted students can get due to social networks like Facebook and Twitter. For a fact I know I have been distracted due to social networking like Twitter. I tweet an average of over 200 tweets per day. Twitter is so distracting that hours can go by and I will not notice that it has been that long. I get so distracted by all the gossip in the media, and wondering what is going on with everyone else that by the time I log off I forgot what I had to do. Getting on Twitter everyday is a priority; it’s like a daily task that has to be accomplished. Social media has been one of the top distractions for most teenagers. We are so interested in the things that go on in the world today that the common responsibilities like homework, school, and sometimes-even family are forgotten. It seems as if the Internet has taken over our lives. Why is so distracting?
When we search for information online, we typically have to go through numerous pages to find exactly what we need. Often while exploring the Internet we find advertisements that say interesting things and because it catches out attention we click it and veer off into another direction. This is me all the way. Twitter is my main distraction to why I am always procrastinating. I always have mentions and messages to check because of the popularity I have on the site. I can admit that I sometimes use it to ask questions about homework, but that only lasts for so long. There are many different social media networks that students can join today and because of that the amount of distractions has increased. In addition, because they offer many special features and exclusive information we can learn about it makes the procrastination process even longer. Procrastination is the thief of time, the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Procrastination holds you back from what’s important in life...
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