The addictive nature of web browsing can leave you with an attention span of nine seconds - the same as a goldfish.
"Our attention span gets affected by the way we do things," says Ted Selker, an expert in the online equivalent of body language at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US.
This is not news - this is from February of 2002.
So why should we be surprised by
Social networking websites are causing alarming changes in the brains of young users, an eminent scientist has warned.
Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Bebo are said to shorten attention spans, encourage instant gratification and make young people more self-centred.
The claims from neuroscientist Susan Greenfield will make disturbing reading for the millions whose social lives depend on logging on to their favourite websites each day
BTW: Interesting how Facebook users are becoming more and more like people with autism.
One British scientist is raising flags about how this could be bad for the brain.
He says too much time on social networking sites can result in sensationalism, lack of empathy and short attention span.
If you believed that social networking sites are harmful, can you give them up?
[X] I don't have enough attention to read this far down the page - (preselected for the AADD social media generation)
[_] I'm not addicted. I can give it up any time.
[_] I checked the above answer - that's my story and I'm sticking to
[_] You can have my social media wesites when you blah blah blah what is the question again?
[_] On Soviet Facebook, social media desocializes YOU!
[_] I'm only there because my friends are.
[_] My job depends on keeping this whole "social media" craze overhyped, you insensitive b*tch!
[_] Your poll is broken. Where's the "like" link?
[_] I'm thinking of giving it up for other reasons
[_] Yes, easily.
[_] I don't read socialist media like Pravda, you dirty pinko commie!