How Social Media is Killing Your Attention Span

Recently, I wrote about the nature of technology and how digital devices are designed to fragment our attention. It’s a very real challenge to manage. I sat down with Matt Fradd yesterday to continue the conversation. We had an excellent discussion on the Integrity Restored podcast about the nature of technology and what we can do to reclaim our attention. Here’s a few of the things you’ll learn:

  • How social media trains us to give in to our impulses
  • How digital devices change our conversations
  • Practical tips for managing technology more effectively
  • And more!

Listen to the podcast using the player below.


6 Responses to “How Social Media is Killing Your Attention Span”

  1. Great podcast and practical advice! It summed up a lot of rationalizing I went through myself before I eventually closed all my social media accounts. I began by removing apps from my phone and fasting for months at a time; but every time I’d return for an “inspired” post, I’d always find myself putting way too much time and thought into it again—and I was using it strictly for faith sharing purposes. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. That Bible passage on cutting off ones hand got me to thinking that it may be more of a distraction for me than others. I’ve seen many people use it in a very disciplined and purposeful manner. After pulling the plug on everything except an occasional blog post, I found myself spending more time with family and studying my Bible, and the Lord eventually opened another door of ministry where I’m able to share what I’ve learned. Great post!

  2. Yes, there are to many distractions, our mind needs silence to hear te voice of God with no interrumptions. If you go to mass and the celular rings It always be very unpolite to say the least. And every moment you can hear the voice of God in your conscience.

  3. “digital devices are designed to fragment our attention”

    “Designed to”? That’s the most absurd thing I’ve read on this site. And that’s saying a lot.

  4. Nearing its end
    Christianity lurches
    Unable to maintain
    The lies of the churches

    As I reveal
    The unholy con
    I lift up My Cup
    And adore Babalon!

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