If only 2% of the world’s population can multitask well, then distractions can be the downfall of productivity the world over. One of the latest inventions to add to that long list of distractions is social media. With tweets coming in on our cell phone and the little red bubble coming up on Facebook, we are constantly trying to do more than is possible. Even worse, I know many youth pastors who leave their phones on during meetings with parents or students, spouses who have the phone with them at the dinner table, and parents who are more worried about posting their latest food creation than talking to their children about tough issues.
Is social media a bad thing?
Here are three pieces of information out of the infographic:
- 13% of the world have a Facebook account or 955 million people.
- People are on Facebook 933 minutes a month, Pinterest 405 minutes a month, and Twitter 89 minutes a month.
- The GPA of college students who are regularly using Facebook is a full point lower than those who resist the urge to be distracted by it.
How have you been able to block the social media distraction in your life?