YOUR_COMMENT: LONG-TIME listener, re: 7-17-2012 show:
I listened to WPR’s “At Issue with Ben Merens” and found that I was one of those who had to check my phone, while walking from room to room, or grab it when I heard it chime, or felt it vibrate, to see if I was “missing anything”. I have even experienced “Phantom Vibration Syndrome” (or whatever), when one thinks an itch, coming from the general vicinity of where one stores one’s phone, is actually a phone vibration alert. In just the course of one day I turned this all around via use of the add-on, for the Google Chrome browser, called ‘StayFocusd‘ (That’s the correct spelling.) I now limit my Facebook, G+, and Twitter time to 20 minutes during the work day and an hour on either side.
Once again, your show has inspired me to take a look around…and at myself…and make improvements.
Link related my above note:
“At Issue with Ben Merens” episode that prompted me to utilize a tool to force me to limit, meter, and most importantly, be aware of, my online, non-work related time: http://wpr.org/merens/index.cfm?strDirection=Prev&dteShowDate=2012-07-17%2016%3A00%3A00%2E0
Google Search for ‘Stayfocusd’ reviews: http://tinyurl.com/834wr9e