Posts Tagged 'Attention'

Our evolving attention span

Posted on March 25th, 2011 · Posted in Impact and Symptoms

One obvious aspect of this hectic day and age is that people’s attention span is much shorter than it used to be. As has been pointed out before, almost nobody reads books the length of War and Peace anymore… With all the media around us moving to shorter and shorter sound bytes and communication¬† happening in SMS messages and tweets, it would be natural to speculate that the cause of the shortening attention span is the influence – one can even say manipulation – of all these media. And yet it seems to go beyond a simple reaction; because there.. Read more