While the internet allows us to do more than ever, all that potential productivity comes with a price: endless distraction. This video from the folks at Epipheo illustrates the kind of long-term effects the frenetic pace of the web can have on our minds.
We've written about how you can avoid most of these problems and focus on your work, but it bears remembering that this can effect how you think in the long run. Your attention is limited, and understanding its value is vital for remaining productive. If you happen to feel that you're finding it harder to focus than you used to, or just long to improve, don't worry -- you can fix that.