Say More with Less

Alex Lien's Blog

I think most can agree that our attention spans are short now a days. An article I read called Judgement: of molly’s gaze and taylor’s watch, Professor Anderson talked about “attention inertia” and how we lose interest in anything within 15 seconds if its going too fast or too slow. For example if a character on a show is stuck in ice for 5 minutes, we would most likely switch the channel in bored, same if 20 events are all happening at once while a character slips on ice (I’ve decided to make more ice references). This is why short form styles of writing are becoming so popular currently and should be learned to the best form of social media communications.

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This relates to 140 Characters very well because it teaches us how to effectively keep a reader’s attention without going too long or saying too much in a short…

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