I visit wikipedia a lot to get new information. I know this is not the most reliable site hence I do not cite it or use it for academic work. However, wikipedia provides me with basic background info than I can later further research.
The internet can be distracting when I succumb to the temptation to log on to social networks, specially through the use of mobile phone apps. For example, I have checked my phone about 4 times during this spell of work. 4 times! Social networking can take up a greater part of my time and it can prolong the work that I am doing if I do not make an effort to ignore it.
Technology is essential to learning. It can, however, be a double edge sword yet I still feel that the benefits of technology on learning outweigh the drawbacks or distractions that techonoly presents.