An interesting thing happened from Sunday's Women's World Cup Soccer Championship between the United States and Japan. Nearly 7,200 tweets were issued by folks in the last seconds of the game that ended in a penalty shootout win for Japan. On the surface this seems like a pretty big event for social media. But is it?

I won't deny we live in a different time of gathering, reporting and getting news and information than we did 10 or 15 years ago. But I am beginning to wonder if we live in sensory overload when it comes down to all of our devices. Granted, I have found myself at a game wondering not what the score was of the game I am at, but of another game. Would I appreciate an update from the other game? Sure I would, but I don't become bonkers if I don't get it. I just wait till I leave and find a radio or TV or other to get my update. So to hear that almost 7,200 tweets went out in the last seconds of the soccer game doesn't surprise me, yet is also disappoints me. Why? Well it seems like we are more consumed to be involved with that "hand candy" than watching the game. Case in point; I recently went to a Fever basketball game. Sitting just next to me was a family of four, two adults and two teens. Granted they might not have been diehard fans, but to spend almost all the game texting back and forth made me ask my wife, “why come to the game at all?"

Nothing is going to stop the madness that has become our insatiable need for information at a moment’s notice. I'm just not sure it's worth the interruption of a game or event to keep tweeting out the score or whatever is happening. It seems like we should be able to put our minds and media devices on snooze mode for at least a couple of hours and leave the reporting to someone else. After all, is it really worth missing the big play just to look down and see someone has tweeted me saying something stupid? I don't think so.