The intimacy everyone use to have with pure research using, pens, pencils, books, reference journals, has and is being replaced with on line materials. The new intimacy for information has been replaced by Androids, iPhone, Tablets, iPads, and various other devices. Writing is going on the window being replaced by thumb dexterity and penmanship is no longer considered a skill worth teaching just like physical education. I find it very sad.
Trust me when I say I am a participant with being logged on and have become somewhat of a pro when it comes to finding information on the worldwide web. However, as stated by another colleague on Triulia I have learned to focus my time and energy on the people who are serious gaining many hours back to myself per week. Remember, that while many of our clients will bombard us with several emails and questions the best solution is to pick up the phone many times and have a great one on one conversation where idea and thoughts can be exchanged on a more personal level.
We all need to find that happy balance.
If you have easy access via a mobile device, and integrate the tasks with your most important (email, MLS, etc) online activities, and I find it is manageable and rewarding.