It seems many bloggers are commenting on the recent story in Time Magazine about teens and how they use multiple media at one time. For example, Andrew Careaga wonders, “Are kids too connected? Are we?” And Kathy Sierra says all this multitasking degrades performance at every level.
I’ve previously mentioned that I’ve noticed this media multitasking in my own teenage daughter. Actually, I do it myself a fair amount. IM, e-mail, phone calls, and conversations in the office with co-workers are all happening at the same time when I’m at work. Am I really as bad at multitasking as Kathy says? As a parent, should I be stopping my daughter from doing this?