in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
Our Eight-Second Attention Span: The Future of News Media
Jaja Liao

yes..wealth of information has indeed robbed us of our attention spans, and most importantly time to real life relationships!! :-(

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