Thanks to Technology Our Attention Spans Have Dropped to Just 8 seconds (Less Than a Goldfish's) - A Whittle Bit of Commentary 5/15/15

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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The Ottawacitizen.com offered details on a new study that was conducted by Microsoft that found the average attention span is now 8 seconds, which is a drop from 12 seconds. The study stated that goldfish average attention span is 9 seconds. Our attention span now is less than that of a goldfish. Give technology a few more years and our attention span will be less than 8 seconds. No one has patience anymore, we live in an instant gratification society but that is just not how life works. Much like the small average attention span, the negative effects on our society because of it, will be pretty instant to see. In fact, we’re already seeing it some in kids as they have no patience now for hardly anything. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/sorry-what-your-attention-span-now-less-than-that-of-goldfish-study-says

Posted on May 14, 2015 .