Tip 9: Let Technology Be a Good Friend, Not a Bad One
The widespread use of computers, laptops and mobile devices has revolutionized the way college students communicate. Email, texting, and the internet allows for information to be shared efficiently and at lightening speed. Let theses advances in communication work for you, not against you. Periodically check in with yourself about HOW you use texting, Facebook, MySpace, online games, blogs, etc. Are you letting these things be your friends or your foes? Are you spending so much time on them that you are slacking off on your responsibilities? Are you being reckless with what you share about yourself online? Are you missing out on life that's happening away from the screen in front of you? Ultimately it's best to use technology in ways that enhance your life and your relationships with other people.