Dwindling attention spans becoming a trend
The New Hampshire
The student in front of you is surfing Facebook on his or her laptop. The girl a few rows across from you just received a text. A guy nearby just put his headphones in, drowning out the professor's rhetoric. Sound familiar? The abundance of smartphones on college campuses has called into question this generation's ability to focus on classes. Are attention spans of this generation becoming shorter?
Why this is relevant:
The story references Ira Hyman's research into cell-phone use and "inattentional blindness."