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Keep it short, make it instant

(alex eben meyer)
By Dan Mitchell
June 9, 2008

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Some of us find those bouncing or flashing icons on computer screens to be disruptive and distracting. But apparently, many workers believe instant messaging causes less interruption than other forms of communication like phone calls, e-mail, and talking face-to-face. (Full article: 454 words)

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