Full access to Entrepreneur for $5
Subscribe

Chris Brogan on Social Media Traps

The popular blogger explains how to save time and be more effective with online connections.

By
This story appears in the August 2011 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

I often write about an amazing tool or a great way to build business via the web. This month, let's talk about the ways this digital world can get to be too much. We won't weep and gnash our teeth. We'll just figure out what holes you may be falling into and find our way through to a better place, where you can feel confident using digital tools and not worry about drowning.

Tools for saving time
Use an egg timer--or try the virtual version at E.ggTimer.com.



Track your time usage online at RescueTime.com.



Turn off push notifications to your e-mail and phone.



Set up twice-a-day check-ins on e-mail and other services.



Unsubscribe from newsletters and e-mails that you aren't reading.

Continue reading this article -- and everything on Entrepreneur!

Become a member to get unlimited access and support the voices you want to hear more from. Get full access to Entrepreneur for just $5!