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

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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.

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