The Effects of Social Media on Attention Span

By Arielle Berma, Madeline Gutierrez, Daniel Kim, and Shelby Martin

As one of the most significant aspects of our current culture, social media usage has taken the world by storm. Social media has given us a way to make direct and genuine connections with our interests and other people in any given environment. With the advancements of technology, it has also become easier to use daily, eventually turning into an encaptivating lifestyle that is hard to escape for most of us.

Dr. Cynthia M. King

With that, the focus of this study will be on the effects of social media on one’s attention span. We had the privilege to interview and discuss this topic with Dr. Cynthia King in the interest of gaining more understanding and perspective from someone familiar with the use of media and its effects on those it spans out to.

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