The study results are in. Stay with me. Don’t check Twitter or Facebook or text anyone. It turns out that interruptions at work are even worse than we thought — especially for writers. (Although they’ve been pretty good to folks who write pieces on interruptions at work…)

+ The New Yorker’s: Maria Konnikova on how to be a better online reader.

+ Speaking of reading and writing, I am on the board of a great San Francisco non-profit called 826 Valencia. “Founded in 2002 by educator Ninive Calegari and author Dave Eggers, 826 Valencia supports writing aspirations among 6- to 18-year-olds through one-on-one attention and programs that produce various student publications.” We’re pleased to announce that we’re opening up a new branch in the Tenderloin. It’s the perfect place to help kids who need it, and a perfect opportunity for tech companies to help support the city’s neediest residents, who happen to be right in the neighborhood. More on 826 Valencia.