Headline, June 25 2022/ ''' '' * DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS DIPSTICK '' '''





THE WORLD AND HUMANITY'S  HALL OF FAME : I will very soon have the honour to nominate some of '' Proud Pakistan's '' greatest daughters and sons who elevated their parent nation to the center stage of humanity and the world.

The Founders hovered over me like devoted children. They interrupted their lives and began learning how to think. How to bring the world together. How best to serve mankind.

A glorifying chapter in the history of the world. They learnt to respect and admire the students of India, the students of North Korea, the students of Israel. The students of great America. The students of the entire world.

It is in the honour of these Global Founder Framers of The World Students Society, - in the honor of the students of the entire world, that this publishing is composed and dedicated. The Global Founder Framers of !WOW! will now have to yield to a new world, one with heightened expectations and disciplined selfless devotion.

WELL. SAM DAILY TIMES : THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY has got totally enshrined in the hearts of the students of the entire world. For that, !WOW! rises to give the students of the whole world a standing ovation.

GETTING PAST ALL the obstacles, some deeply submerged, was no easy task. Only selfless hardwork, building great teams, managing motivations, with total respect for the law of every land, and never giving up, saw !WOW! all through.

THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY comes in peace for mankind. It's the most democratic organization the world will ever know. 

We hold no secret agendas, no hate. The Founder Framers hold vetoes to ensure good and transparent governance in serving mankind, solving students problems, and in helping build a better world, based on the dignity of humans. 

IN 2004 -GLORIA MARK- A PROFESSOR OF INFORMATICS at the University of California, Irvine, watched knowledge workers go about a very typical day at the office. Using a stopwatch, she noted every time -

They switched tasks on their computers, moving from a spreadsheet to an email to a web page to a different web page and back to the spreadsheet. She found that people averaged just two and half minutes on a given task before switching.

When Dr. Mark repeated the experiment in 2012, the average time office workers spent on a task had dropped to 75 seconds. And it has continued to drop from there.

'' Our attention spans while on our computers and smartphones have become short - crazily short - as  we now spend about 47 seconds on any screen on average,'' Dr. Mark wrote in her new book, '' Attention Span : A Groundbreaking way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity.''

Anyone who's tried to study for an exam, write a report or read a book knows how hard it is to concentrate for significant chunks of time. Typically, digital devices are to blame for the disruption. The internet is omniscient, our phones omnipotent, and together they demand and destroy our concentration.

Even when we really try to focus on a task, we often find we can't, our eyes glazing over and our thoughts drifting.

Fortunately, there are ways to rest back control of your attention. They don't require swearing off technology altogether, but you do need some self-restraint and a few well-timed alarms.

What's Distracting You! : Notifications are one major source of distraction - those pings and dings pull you out of your work and prompt you to check your texts, emails or instant messages.

Because our brains are evolutionarily designed to pay attention to novelty, these alerts are almost impossible to ignore. And if you try to, you'll probably find your anxiety mounting.

In one diabolical study, psychologists brought heavy and moderate smartphone users into the lab under the auspices of a different experiment. They hooked the participants up to skin conductance monitors, which measure levels of arousal, and took away their phones, telling them that they interfered with the equipment.

Then the researchers texted the participants multiple times; the phones were close enough to hear but too far away to check.

WHEN THEIR PHONES BUZZED, the participants' arousal levels spiked. 

'' They felt like they needed to answer that text or at least see who it was from, and they couldn't,'' said Larry Rosen, a professor emeritus of  psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills and a co-author on the study. ''And that gave them anxiety.''

Turning off notifications is a good way to reduce distractions but it won't completely solve the problem.

In her research on office workers, Dr. Mark found that external distractions accounted for only half of the interruptions in focus. The other half were prompted by an internal motivation to switch tasks.

Most interesting, Dr. Mark observed that when the number of external interruptions waned, the number of self-interruptions rose.

'' We get into the pattern of having short-attention spans,'' she said. ''And if we're not being interrupted by something external to us, then we switch gears and begin to interrupt ourselves.'' 

Dr. Rosen hypothesizes that these urges to self-distract are caused by stress. Research shows that heavier smartphone use is correlated with higher levels of cortisol and other markers of stress. Rising anxiety could become an internal signal to look at your texts or Twitter, even without a chime or vibration.

When there are no notifications, Dr. Rosen said, people ''get a strong internal sign from their anxiety system that says, ' Oh, my gosh, I have to check in!' And so they do.''

The Honour and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Digital and Distractions continues. The World Students Society thanks author Dana G. Smith.

With most respectful dedication to The Global Founder Framers of !WOW! - The exclusive and absolute ownership of every student in the world -and then Mankind, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world.

See ya all prepare for Great Global Elections on !WOW! : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

Good Night and God Bless

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