Is the Internet Shortening Our Attention Spans? Science Says, Duh

  • See if you can make it all the way through this video. C’mon, you can do it. It’s only three and a half minutes long. You can focus for three and a half minutes, can’t you? Surely your attention span is longer than that. I mean, you already clicked on the post. So let’s see it. Go the distance!

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  • From the bright folks at Discovery News comes this interesting (seriously, it’s interesting, have you finished watching it yet?) video about how the Internet is affecting our attention spans. The video leads with this provocative claim, “A recent study shows that humans now have a shorter attention span than that of a goldfish.”

    The video goes on to use quotes and examples from recent studies, all seemingly affirming that the rise of digital entertainment is changing the way children especially behave. But you knew that already, because you watched the video, right?