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The difficulty: while fucking away time on facebook and twitter when you should be “working” on your informational commodity of one type or another might seem like self-distraction or time-wasting, the fact of the matter is that given the way things work, the connections that you are making or fostering might well be more important to the furtherance of your “career” than anything you might tap, dutifully, into the Word document open but hidden behind all the browser windows.

Or so one tells oneself. Perhaps even rightly.

Written by adswithoutproducts

March 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Posted in distraction

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  1. Gabe

    March 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm

  2. This comment could be the start of something beautiful between us…


    March 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm

  3. Ugh, reading that fastcompany article makes me sick to my stomach. I’m totally doomed in this new economy–I’d rather labor manually or criminally than be a coconspirator in my own degradation.


    March 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

  4. I think you have it the wrong way around: surely people these days hide their actual work under the broswers open on Facebook and Twitter.


    March 21, 2011 at 4:19 am

  5. The post pivots on the work “career” which, yes, may or may not be the same thing as “work.” Case by case, I suppose….


    March 21, 2011 at 9:36 am

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