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Microsoft Says Short Attention Spans Are Fine
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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané,
User Rank: Author
5/16/2015 | 8:11:31 AM
One second less than the attention span of a goldfish?
David, I went past your first sentence. I believe the owner of that cat riding the Roomba wanted to use the cat's tail to help the Roomba clean the floor. These studies usually generalize. What about thos of us who practice meditation and have more attention span than that goldfish? Some of us can actually sit still for more than a second as well. This only means that in that Microsoft study no one practiced meditation and the sample was not heterogeneous enough.. :) -Susan
David Wagner
David Wagner,
User Rank: Strategist
5/16/2015 | 2:12:39 AM
Re: Microsoft Says Short Attention Spans Are Fine
@Broadway0474- Well, be my guest, of course. But the more I read the stidy, the more i see myself in it. I don't concentrate less than I do before. I simply concentrate in shorter bursts on more things. It allows me to confidently switch tasks quickly which is something I have to do in a modern world. The data shows we actually concentrate MORE, just in shorter bursts. That seems OK by me.
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Author
5/15/2015 | 4:47:34 PM
I forgot what I was going to say.
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