Shrinking Attention Span for Online Articles

This post refers to 52tiger.net

Dave Caolo:

Every day, I scan hundreds of RSS feeds, articles, tweets, emails and blog posts. Literally hundreds. It’s a skill I’m proud to have refined, but at the same time, I’m worried that I’m losing the patience to slow down and read a long article from start to finish. I must actually force myself to read something that’s more than 1,000 words unless it’s inordinately compelling. This behavior doesn’t seem to persist offline, but online it’s becoming a real problem. It’s got me worried.

So so true. I feel exactly the same way.