Finding It Hard to Focus? Maybe It’s Not Your Fault

The technology boom has had a sobering effect on the general population – and their attention spans. How people use screen technology affect not only their own health and habits, but their relationships and their work ethic. The computer scientists who worked to make all of this a possibility are now realizing they need to also advocate time away from screens. And children of this generation are seeing first hand how devastating too much screen time can be.

Reflect on these key points:

  • 1One Facebook and Instagram announcement this August proved to be highly ironic.
  • 2The behemoth platforms announced new tools designed to set help users set time limits on using their platforms.
  • 3After teaching us dependency on their products, companies like Apple and Facebook are now realizing it might be user-friendly to teach us to dial back our overuse.

“One study, commissioned by Nokia, found that, as of 2013, we were checking our phones on average 150 times a day. But we touch our phones about 2,617 times, according to a separate 2016 study, conducted by Dscout, a research firm.”

Read the full story: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/style/how-can-i-focus-better.html