A great video of Scott Hanselman’s presentation at Webstock ‘12. It’s all about getting things done by getting rid of those things we do that aren’t important. Well worth watching.
I particularly liked his analogy of the refresh action on Twitter being like a rat in a cage with a bar to pull. When the bar is pulled, it would cause an electrical impulse to be sent to the pleasure centre of the rat.
He likened this to the pull and release action on Twitter to do a refresh. I’m feeling low/bored/…, so do the pull and release to get more pleasure from Twitter. This could also be applied to Facebook/LinkedIn/Google+/Email/any other thing that isn’t truly productive.