This is not, by far, a scientific study or measured analysis but it seems to me that the slowest part of my day, meaning incoming calls, emails and people answering the phone, happens from about noon until 4:00PM. Then from 4:00 until 5:30, it all picks up again.
So what do I do during downtime? Lately I've been logging on to LinkedIn, FaceBook, or Twitter only to find that all of these sites are running very slowly due to too many tweets, too many wall writings, and too many LinkedIn job searches. What does all this mean? I used to think the human race went into a form of siesta, kind of like catfish. Catfish are either very still on the bottom of the lake or they move around, all at the same time, which is the time when you get a bite. I think I may be on to something here. People don’t fall asleep but they do change their form of activity, and at predictable times.
The next time you feel like the whole world went to sleep, checkout your favorite social network site, maybe Facebook, and see what’s going on!