Swimming Deeper

Six years ago, Microsoft came out with a study that found the average human attention span is less than that of a goldfish. Not exactly sure how they track that - have you ever locked eyes with a goldfish? - but there's no doubt that our attention span is decreasing. Put it in a tweet…

5 ways to keep screens from taking over my day

Rosalyn Picard from MIT describes a study of college students where half were allowed to use social media as they normally would; the other half were limited to 10 minutes a day. The group using a limited amount of SM showed clinically significant reductions of loneliness and depression. Those who used it without any change…

Facebook, vs. Face-to-Face

Late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien once predicted that youtube, twitter, and facebook would merge. The result, he said, would be a new social media outlet called youtwitface. When I was a kid, social media was playing Pac-man with my friend on his cutting-edge Atari video game console. And there was no youtube, there was just…