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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 912 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?

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 908 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, 8733 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 903 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: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 885 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 (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 874 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 (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 875 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: 36
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 870 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: 32
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 868 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! :-(
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