When there is an abundance of information clamoring for attention, something has to give. That something is attention span. As more and more infromation demands our attention, each bit of information receives a smaller amount of our attention
. We've become like hummingbirds, flitting from one information source to the next.
No longer do we take the time to digest the information we gather.
Of course the problem comes in when you can't filter out fake news sites such as msnbc. If you just go from source to source, you get screwed.