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Attention Span?

Sun May 04, 2003 2:34 pm

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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RE: Attention Span?

Sun May 04, 2003 3:14 pm

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).
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RE: Attention Span?

Sun May 04, 2003 4:05 pm

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

Mon May 05, 2003 3:01 am

Oh come on! It was 4 measly lines! Even I can read that!  Smile
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RE: Attention Span?

Mon May 05, 2003 4:00 am

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!
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RE: Attention Span?

Mon May 05, 2003 4:07 am


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 ...
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RE: Attention Span?

Mon May 05, 2003 4:22 am

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.
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RE: Attention Span?

Mon May 05, 2003 4:54 am

What was the question?  Yeah sure

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