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.
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.