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.