As we’re all aware, the technology that infiltrates every aspect of our lives leaves us prone to distraction constantly.

But is there a subtle hierarchy in what kinds of digital distraction trump others? If you’re composing an email but get a notification that someone tweeted you, are you apt to leave the email and check out Twitter? What if you then get a text message? Or someone tags you in a photo on Facebook?

Graphic designer David McCandless decided to take a look. Check out his findings, below.

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