Tl;dr: Too long, didn’t read.

One negative effect of the digital age is the shortening of attention span among netizens.

Unlike decades ago, a person sits down for more or less than a minute in loading just a single web page. Now, you can already load more or less than 20 web pages simultaneously in multiple tabs during one-minute span. But that’s just an estimate.

Without being diagnosed by an expert, we can already know if we are losing our focus

(Click here for self-diagnosis of ADD).

The internet is quickly changing our society more than we could think of. There’s a lot of possibilities that it could bring in the near future. But as we count the numberless advantages it brings, let’s keep a caution towards it as it also gives us a list of disadvantages. The internet can be likened to a fire. It can help a man to cook or it can help cook a man. Let’s be cautious.

Title inspiration from Too long, didn’t read (A Wikipedia essay entry).

4 thoughts on “Tl;dr: Too long, didn’t read.

  1. Actually, I’ve noticed that too. I, myself, couldn’t stand such a long article, regardless whether relevant or not. That’s why I keep telling everyone to include paragraphs. Because honestly, I haven’t even skimmed the article, I am tired already. Paragraphs actually make the article look shorter… so for those who have short attention span, this is helpful. šŸ™‚

    • It seems that our attention span is getting shorter as the speed of our internet is getting faster. There’s a lot of quick fix now. Fast foods, instant coffee, and a lot more.

      I’m guilty too of having a “tl;dr” mentality. I think 250 words is already long for blogs. And that’s just equivalent to a default MS Word document with 1.5″ spacing.

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