We Have Much Lower Attention Span
Let’s say you’re watching an entire cancel culture argument unfold on Facebook or Instagram as comment after comment filters in. You’re sitting there with a bowl of popcorn when suddenly, you get a notification from Twitter about Elon Musk. You forget about the argument and are now honed in on Musk. But it doesn’t stop there, now you’re getting notifications about how the tech industry lost $7.4 billion this year. Your phone grabs your attention. Thanks to social media, our attention spans are unrealistically low, down to eight seconds in the digital world. Readers, that’s less than a goldfish. A tiny little orange fish has a longer attention span than humans. Good luck trying to finish anything ever again.