Are People's Attention Spans Getting Shorter?

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  1. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    Well, I don't know. My informal observation is that people’s attention spans are getting shorter. Here are some things I notice that are related and indirectly related to short attention spans:


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    If I’m on hold with VISA or AT&T, the girl comes back every 60-90 seconds to ask if I’m still there.

    The muzak is considerably louder than when I was a kid.

    Johnny Carson went from 90 minutes to 60 minutes.

    The pause between narrator commentary in TV shows is much shorter than it used to be. No time for reflection.

    I have to send a second email before the recipient will respond.

    The boss sends you an email at 8am and calls you at 10am to ask if you have received it.

    Texting, cell phones, blah, blah, blah.

    Music at the ballgame. At first, just between innings; then, during a pitching change; now, between pitches.

    I call a customer on the phone. They answer it, only to say, “I can’t talk. I’m in a meeting.”
     
  2. NAS T MAG

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    I'm sorry. What did you say?:rofl:
     

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    guitarguy69 Glock'N Roll

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    I'm sorry,...... what? :tongueout:
     
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    RickD Pro-Open Curry Millennium Member

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    eXistenZ Play it.

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    Well I don't know about everyone else...oh look a pony!
     
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    guitarguy69 Glock'N Roll

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    OOOOOOO, pretty pony,...... look boobs!
     
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    its ok, their font size is increasing to compensate
     
  8. Lone Wolf8634

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    This is a very interesting subject, to discuss it in depth you would nee.......... Hey look!! a butterfly!!!
     
  9. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    What?
     
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    Did someone say BOOBS? Where !?! I gotta go, I'm in a meeting.......
     
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    what is this place?
     
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    I think maybe you should change the size, font and color more often in your posts so people read them all the way through.

    :tongueout::supergrin:
     
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    I gotta take my ADD meds and reread your post.
     
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    Could you please repeat the question...?
     
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    Mungrol Wanabe Like RTN

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    What about the budget.... Say, did you hear the one about the blonde that..............
     
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    costanza187 I like Macs

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  19. Gallium

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    I agree. Yesterday I was - look! A bird!! Where's my Ipod? OMG!!! I haven't seen my ipod in 3 minutes! Lemme change my facebook page status to "without ipod".

    One time I wanted a pony for Christmas...didja hear about the luger?


    'Drew
     
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    Is there a Cliff's notes for this post?