Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Attention Span?  
User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 763 times:

I must be a product of the TV age, where the average attention span is that of a 30 second commercial on a good day. Here is where it relates to a.net;
when I see a post or reply that is more than, say, 10 lines long, I go all glassy-eyed, and can't be bothered to read them half the time. Am I the only one who skips the rants and ramblings?

7 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 759 times:

what did you say? Big grin

The average person's attention span is now down to under 5 minutes yes.
I've never timed my own, I think it's quite a bit longer but still it's less than I'd like it to be (don't have enough patience to photograph wildlife, waiting hours for it to appear for example).

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8504 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 754 times:

Very interesting subject you have here Avt007, in fact I.........Ohhh look a bird!!! Weeeee!! Look at 'em go!

This Website Censors Me
User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 736 times:

Oh come on! It was 4 measly lines! Even I can read that!  Smile

User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 725 times:

Attention span? Depends what we're talking about.
If it's a textbook then mine is around five seconds.
If it's a.net - hmm... lots more!

User currently offlineBarcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 726 times:


Any post more than a paragraph or two and I just can't be bothered; I think I'm a little overwhelmed by all the various communicative mediums these days. If it's not e mail that's demanding my attention, it's the fax, instant messages, the phone, my pager for work ...

Send me away somewhere for the week without any technological devices, and I may find I'm actually able to focus and concentrate on one thing for more than about ten minutes ...

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 721 times:

I was diagnosed with A.D.D., so my attention span is approximately 5 seconds. I have so much trouble studying with distractions and things of that nature, so to study I have to haul my ass up to the library.

America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 719 times:

What was the question?  Yeah sure

MxCtrlr  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Freight Dogs Anonymous - O.O.T.S.K.  Smokin cool

DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
George Dubya's Attention Span-or Lack Thereof(pic) posted Mon Mar 22 2004 21:27:59 by FSPilot747
Attention Stargazers! posted Mon Dec 1 2008 15:44:46 by Goldenshield
Attention All Detroiters And SE Michiganders posted Sat Nov 22 2008 09:47:02 by Hjulicher
Attention Honda Drivers (Possible Rant) posted Fri Oct 17 2008 21:45:33 by SAN787
Why Does Darfur Get All The Attention? posted Wed Oct 10 2007 09:36:18 by MaverickM11
Look At Me, Attention Whore posted Sat Sep 8 2007 03:13:00 by Futurecaptain
Attention YYZ Spotters, New Gate posted Sat Aug 11 2007 19:04:42 by NorthStarDC4M
Seen "Cupid's Span" In San Francisco? posted Wed Jul 18 2007 03:15:56 by Timz
Paying Attention To Conversation posted Mon Jul 16 2007 01:01:10 by Allstarflyer
Attention Sydney. My New Licence Plate posted Fri Jul 13 2007 08:19:33 by EI747SYDNEY