Lifehacker: This Extension Will Track the Cost of Your Mindless Web Browsing. “Sure, you need to finish that PowerPoint presentation for next week, but it won’t hurt to just check Facebook real quick and see if Mark posted pictures from the party last weekend. And then make a quick order from Amazon. And you really should like a few photos in that gallery… It’s easy to waste a few minutes (or a few hours) on the web without realizing it. If you’re a masochist and want to know exactly how much time—and money—that idle browsing is costing you, an extension for Firefox and Chrome called Sloth Worth can help. It tracks your web surfing and lets you know when a “quick look” has started to spiral out of control.”
Digital Information World: Social Media Captures 30% Of Online Time. “GlobalWebIndex have looked into how much daily time we spend on social networking and messaging, daily. The recent report shows that social media takes up 30 percent of online time, with one of the more common reasons for visiting social media platforms so often being to ‘fill up spare time’.”
Make Tech Easier: 7 Useful Chrome Extensions to Improve Google Calendar. “Google Calendar is one of the most popular calendars out there. Despite its popularity, there are some areas where it can improve. By adding and using an extension, you can add additional features and make Google Calendar better than ever.” I wish I’d known about Event Merge a while ago.