Kind of a stupid name, "info-mania," but a name, nonetheless - and some negative consequences as well: E-mail addles the mind / Endless messaging rots brain worse than pot, study finds
And supposedly the effects are even worse on women. Though I find that hard to believe since I thought we were biologically better at multitasking than our one-tracked, hunter other-gendered companions.
If unchecked, the researchers say info-mania damages performance by reducing mental sharpness.
So surfing and blogging during finals might not be such a hot idea . . .
Still more fun than studying.