Is Google Affecting the Attention Span of Young People?

Ever pondered on the above title question? Is it something to speculate about? Does any action need to be taken? Is the young generation seriously in trouble? Read on to find out.

As I would reflect, the young generation’s attention span is more on their cell phones or GPS whether they are driving or are on a ride in a bus, taxi or train.

Nowadays more and more young people are relying on Google maps for street directions. Gone are the days when people would look for street signs, block numbers and building numbers to locate a new or unknown address.

While in the good old days, people’s outlook was more on the environment here and there getting the grasp of a broader scope, with the invention of cell phones, GPS & Google maps, the young people’s outlooks are confined to these little screens instead of grasping a broader outlook of the environment.

So I would say yes, Google is constricting the attention span of young people. Read More