Multitasking is Bad For You

Over the past few years, I’ve told many of my friends not to multi-task. I just don’t think it’s nice to split your focus. It’s especially insulting when they go, “A-huh” to everything you say on the phone while they were busy doing something else.

Most are proud of their glorified God given talent, but that won’t stand for long.

Compared with those who rarely used more than one type of media at a time, heavy multitaskers had slower response times, most often because they were more easily distracted by irrelevant information, and because they retained that useless information in their short-term memory. CNN

Multi-tasker tends to retain short-term memory and affects their ability to focus … they aren’t sure if it’s reversible.

I hate to break to you, but I told you so.

ps: Still angry at someone. If you want to learn something, open your heart and listen. Kalau bodoh sombong, sampai bile takkan masuk ilmu.

 

There are 18 Comments for “Multitasking is Bad For You”

This is something 😉 And I agree, the lack of concentration part there.

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bongkersz wrote on August 27, 2009 #1

sombong dengan ilmu bodoh yg masuk dalam kepala

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haritz wrote on August 27, 2009 #2

seeloknya tumpukan pada satu-satu kerja pada satu masa.

tetapi ada gak kes terpaksa uruskan 2-3 kerja serentak.

nk buat cmna udah kerja. klau sendiri bos ok la 😉

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zaryl wrote on August 27, 2009 #3

fokus! perkara paling susah untuk aku kekalkan. namun aku tak nafikan jika mahu sesuatu kerja menjadi terbaik!

sekarang ni byk dapat lihat seseorang tidak dapat fokus apabila melibatkan perangai dan cara didikan.

ps – aku klu terlalu fokus aku jem! hu3

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megat wrote on August 27, 2009 #4

same goes to me, my computer can’t cope with my thinking speed.

multi-tasking eat a lot of my brain’s RAM. haha.

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NoktahHitam replied #1

HAHAHA. speak like a true geek!

I have no problem with RAM, however, as I grow older, I realised my processor can’t support new technology. Still running PentiumIII 500Mhz. LoL!

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linie replied #1

hopefully tak lag and eventually crash je. kalau dah condemn, takleh ganti baru. huhu.

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xun wrote on August 27, 2009 #5

I know I am a person who can’t multi-task. I almost screw up my SPM because of multi-tasking.

But then again, here I am in a small office, where all staffs are forced to multi-task! Ergh!~

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atreyustrange wrote on August 27, 2009 #6

Listening to music while working is also considered multi-tasking. They even have the term “Media Multitasking Index”.

I totally second you, and here’s my read link.

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2009/08/multitaskers-beware-your-divided-attention-comes-at-a-price.ars

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Oh! Listening to music while working is multi tasking? I thought that’s brain muscle? Sort of like driving and shifting gears at the same time.

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irfan wrote on August 28, 2009 #7

multitasking..
memang amik masa kaw2..
tp kalo bijak membahagi masas, sepatutnye xde masalah sangat..

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kyo_9 wrote on August 28, 2009 #8

dah lamer tak buat multitasking.. now, specialist jerr

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en_me wrote on August 28, 2009 #9

mak oi… eddie.. nko marah kat aku per ni?
aku baru menuntut dengan hang pon tak abes lagi.
hahaha.. terase sial… baik nko cakap nko marah sape?
(mampos tak kasi tau nye… ngiahaha)

P/S: abis aku ni kijer multi tasking… so apa pendapat
nko kerja multi tasking..? “main job” lain.. “sub job”
jadi lain… gampang kan?

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Hahaha. Mane ade aku marah dgn ko. Aku marah kt adik aku.

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Kreuger wrote on August 28, 2009 #10

aduh! saya seorang yang multi tasking person and workaholic….ye sokong pendapat NH~ mmg tak dpt focus

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Najib Hassan wrote on August 28, 2009 #11

hohoho…bende multi-task yg paling slalu aku buat is when i was busy doing sthng & had to call someone, i just dialed the number and wait till that person picked up the phone..but in the end i often forget that i had actually made the call & the person at the other end of the line was like, “hello!hello!Muni!Muni…ko salah tekan ke ape?”..
Now, some of my friends who used to get that from me already know that I didn’t mistakenly dialed their number and they will say,”ko slalu camtuh..”

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bul4n wrote on August 29, 2009 #12

when i resigned my boss had regretted it and had said its hard to find someone with versatility and can do everything. that is when i knew i had made the right decision to resign :)). i just can do the versatility aka multitask anymore. just so damn hard to focus.

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ellyda zsazsa wrote on August 30, 2009 #13

i tak buat apa2 pun susah nak concentrate ckp on the phone. haha.

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Aisyah wrote on August 30, 2009 #14

Leave a comment, I won't bite ;)

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