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The Impact Of Email On Our Professional And Personal Lifes – Infographic

Like many of the digital tools that keep us connected (Facebook, anyone?) our relationship with email is pretty complicated. On the one hand, we’re able to stay in contact with loved ones, collaborate with others and get work done quickly. But, on the other, its very utility can easily become overwhelming and addicting.

The first email was sent in 1971, and our reliance on it only seems to be growing. The Radicati Group, a tech research firm, projects that by 2013 people around the world will send and receive a total of more than 507 billion messages every single day — more than double the number in 2009. A 2010 Harris interactive poll, however, found that the most emails an average person could reasonably manage in a given day was 50.

Too much email may not just lead to imagined stress, however. An U.S. Army experiment once found that employees who were forced to work without email for five days reported better focus and improved perceptions about their job performance. But that group also reported feeling more isolated.

This all comes via the Internet education portal master-degree-online.com, which scoured sources including The Atlantic and the Population Reference Bureau to compile a slew of statistics about our relationship with email — all of which are presented in the following infographic. Check it out below for the full report. Then, in the comments, share your best tricks for making email overload more manageable.

Source: Mashable.com

Social Media Is Destroying Productivity – Infographic

Are you one of the lucky employees whose job revolves around social media? Then stay logged in to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. If not, your social media recreation could be costing the U.S. economy $650 billion per year — or $4,452 per company.

SEE ALSO: 70% of Employees Regularly Work Out of the Office

You may think it’s harmless to check a tweet or respond to a personal message on Facebook, but it will take you 23 minutes to get back on track. A social media interruption occurs every 10.5 minutes on average, and people waste 41% of that time on Facebook.

The infographic below, from Learn Stuff, contains more information about how social media destroys productivity.

Source: Mashable.com

Sports Fans And Digital Media – Infographic

With the fecundity of digital media such as social networks, online content sites and web video, 2012 is a terrific time to be a sports fan. Content abounds, highlights proliferate and there’s never a shortage of takes, opinion or commentary — sensible or otherwise.

No matter our sport of preference, Twitter, smartphones and other products of the digital age play a larger role than ever when it comes to consuming and following the games we love. We all know our own personal digital routines, but how do sports fans as a whole interact with digital and social media? How many are hardcore, and how many just follow along casually? Where do they go for news and updates?

Burst Media recently took a survey to find out and the results are displayed in the infographic below. The findings are based on a pretty small sample size of about 530 fans, so should be taken with a healthy dose of salt. Nonetheless, this is some interesting food for thought.

According to Burst’s survey results, fans between the ages of 18 and 35 use social media to follow teams and players more than to actually comment on news or share links and other content. Both men and women said they go online for sports content a few times per week, although more than one in 10 men do so several times per day. More than half of serious fans, meanwhile, use tablets or smartphones to supplement their experience while watching sports on TV.

For more findings, check out the full infographic below. Then, in the comments, let us know how it compares to your own digital sports consumption experiences and observations.

Source: Mashable.com