Which comes first: tweet or text? IM or DM?

Do you stop composing an e-mail when an IM comes in? What about when the phone rings? Where does a Tweet fit into all this? The intriguing Information is Beautiful site sorts through all your multi-tasking priorities in a chart called the Hierarchy of Digital Distractions.

All this, of course, overlooks the philosophical question: do we really need all these levels of engagement? I suspect we can Tweet the answer with 138 characters to spare.

– Gretchen Schmidt

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