Is Social Media Ruining Our Minds? [INFOGRAPHIC]

AssistedLivingToday created an infographic called “How Social Media is Ruining Our Minds” and it says over the last ten years the average attention span has dropped from 12 minutes to a shocking 5 SECONDS! I know that trying to maintain work and social media makes it so difficult to stay on task. I may be doing several things at the same time, but I know that I am not doing them well until I shut off social media.

In the IG below check out the side effects of not having social media for 24 hours and the information about hormones.

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Melissa is the owner of SEO Aware, LLC. She is a consultant and trainer helping companies make the most of their content marketing and SEO. She specializes is the Psychology behind blogging and content marketing. Melissa is also an associate on the Community team at Moz, an associate and writer at CopyPress and an editor at Authority Labs. She is a self-proclaimed Star Wars and Internet geek and volunteers with big cats at
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7 thoughts on “Is Social Media Ruining Our Minds? [INFOGRAPHIC]

  1. Mmm… I cannot dispute it, when I consider how often I check my mail over weekends or interrupt my work because of an interesting tweet… thanks for the post, I might have to change my working habits, such as disconnecting the mail or even the whole Internet connection when working on an important job…

  2. Oh the irony-our attention spans have shortened so much that we can only be made aware of all the stats about our addiction in a visual. It is good information though!

  3. The average attention span is now 5 seconds long? I find that hard to be…. Hold on, someone that worked at the same company of 250 people that I did 20 years ago, just posted a picture of their cat…..

  4. Interesting data, and not all that surprising. The fact that the average attention span is now only 5 seconds poses a challenge to marketers. Even if we’re using social media, there is no guarantee that our message is getting across.

  5. Five seconds seem like forever, especially for some of us who are using social media not just for pleasure, but for business as well. The stats here are intriguing.. and it’s like yesterday when I’ve read this news that mind-reading tech will be available soon. Thanks for sharing this infographic – entertaining, I’d say.