Is Social Media Ruining Our Minds? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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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  • Website translator

    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…

  • Vanessa

    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!

  • Norm

    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…..

    • Melissa Fach

      Norm, I agree! LOL, I just said that it is like I have ADD-like behavior all day long.

  • Nick Stamoulis

    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.

    • Melissa Fach

      I agree. I mean how much time do people actually spend on articles they click on via social media?

  • Aaron Eden

    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.