Remember Yacov Zahavi of the World Bank and famous his "Travel-Time Budget"? In a nutshell it read like this: The research showed that…
a) most of the world spends about an hour a day in travel
b) most commutes are under half an hour, and
c) Families spend about 12-15% of their disposable income for mobility.
What's the point in our present discussion context? Well, it's a question really.
As we talk about time spent/misspent with things that on the surface are supposed (at least in part) to be useful -- such as Twitter, Facebook, et al -- do we in fact have, individually and as groups, our own Time Budget for these kinds of "information
From a personal point of view I may be protected because I put a high value (?!) on my personal time, to which I can add a pretty low threshold for wasting my time. So I think personally I am OK. Thus far.
But back to Zahavi, which is far more interesting than my personal case: There must be analysts who are working with this, and it would be interesting to know a bit more about them. It can be argued that the social media are themselves a form of mobility.
In the meantime I muddle on and post this reflection to Facebook, Twitter and one or two other hopefully somewhat efficient places..
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