Loughborough University researchers reveal why some of us can't multitask online

Daily Mail - Science & tech 

The internet may be the most comprehensive source of information ever created but it's also the biggest distraction. Set out to find an answer on the web and it's all too easy to find yourself flitting between multiple tabs, wondering how you ended up on a page so seemingly irrelevant to the topic you started on. Past research has shown that we have a very limited capacity to perform two or more tasks at the same time and brainpower suffers when we try. But my new study suggests that some people are better at multitasking online than others. Past research has shown that we have a very limited capacity to perform two or more tasks at the same time and brainpower suffers when we try.