When you're online, time seems to slip away doesn't it? I found a tool called RescueTime that determines your computer habits. I spend so many hours online and yet I'm not self-aware or disciplined enough to keep track of that time. I'm hoping I'm productive, but I'm just as likely to be procrastinating or wasting my time.
After about two weeks of monitoring myself, I've discovered I'm not on Facebook as much as I thought. That was actually a (nice) surprise. I actually spend a majority of my time on Twitter, Gmail, or doing research. Research in this case counts as looking up places on google maps, wikipedia, doing anything work related, etc.
I've already started to unsubscribe to a lot of things. No more Groupon, Living Social deals or meetup.com
announcements just to name a few. I don't pore over my Twitter feeds as much as I used to and not as antsy about missing something.
Do you care about your productivity online? Any changes you feel you need to make with the time you spend online?