Attention Spans Have Dropped from 12 Minutes to 5 Minutes — How Social Media is Ruining Our Minds [Infographic]

According to a fascinating infographic entitled “How Social Media is Ruining Our Minds,” over the course of the last ten years the average attention span has dropped from 12 minutes to a staggeringly short 5 minutes [Editor: Updated to 5 minutes; the infographic has an incorrect statistic].  As a person deeply ensconced in this connected age my experience shows this to be true.  These days, we give a YouTube video just a few seconds to determine if it’s worth it.  So what else does social media and technology affect within our minds?

Take a look at the infographic below to see more interesting statistics and facts — thanks to the folks at AssistedLivingToday.

 

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!