Attention spans

As we experience faster flows of information online, we become … less patient people. But it’s not just a network effect. The phenomenon is amplified by the constant buzz of Facebook, Twitter, texting, and social networking in general. Society’s “activity rhythm” has never been so harried. Impatience is a contagion spread from gadget to gadget.

Some of today’s biggest thinkers on what we should actually be worried about (via explore-blog)

This is particularly relevant to me at the moment. I’m currently battling my lower desires (hunger, instant entertainment) for the return of my attention span after a period of forced inaction/short focus periods at work. It’s a hard battle, but slowly turning in my favour.


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