The numbers are eyebrow-raising, but when I think about my own reading habits I’m not quite convinced they’re horrifying. I get push alerts once in a while and take note of a great many more headlines on social media throughout the day, and when I don’t click through it’s not so much because I don’t want more than a few words of information but because I don’t want to take a reading break just yet. If a headline catches my eye but isn’t of earth-shattering importance — and that’s most of them — I’ll make a mental note of it and read about the matter later. Maybe not via the link that caught my eye, and maybe not even at the same publication that sent it.
That said, your analysis is very interesting and timely, and I hope it’s widely read!