I definitely agree with the fact that there is a much bigger offer of content, good and bad, than there was in the old days. I think part of the problem is we have this idea we need to keep with the information stream (I definitely pleas guilty on that front) and that creates information consumption stress. And this leads to shorter attention span I think because if we spend too much time on this article, video or song then we won’t be able to consume all the other things that are thrown out way. Add to that the fact that app developers use the science of addiction to keep our attention on the app (dopamine induced clicking) and you see where I’m going with this.
And yes, there is also a lot of bullshit out there. I cringe with all the pseudo scientific crap that promises unicorns with rainbows coming out of their asses. People just don’t take the time to think anymore it seems. Then again, it might always have been this way only it is more visible these days.
All of this is my opinion extrapolated from what I know. So apply critical thinking in generous amounts.
And I also have too many open tabs :) Every couple of weeks I spend a full day going through them all, closing many because I am actually not that interested and reading the rest. Always in the hope that this time I’ll keep it under control. I’ll just keep on dreaming :)