Thursday, June 20, 2013

Avoid Online Distractions

Based on the information here, I decided to add StayFocused to Chrome.  You tell StayFocused which websites you want to limit, and set a maximum time allowed on those websites.  Definitely helpful for limiting the time I spend on facebook & feedly.  One really nice feature: if you wish to extend your time, you get an irritating task to complete - for example, retyping a long paragraph character for character.  This puts up a sufficient barrier to prevent you from accessing content when you don't need to, but allows you to log in if when you really need to - for example, if you received an important message on facebook.