The desire to go technology-free is a real thing. There are even actual, real-live support groups to assist gadget addicts. Sound like you? There are other things you can do if you’re not ready to commit to therapy. Read my recent article about how to unplug and relax.
If you want to compete with the social pull of mobile technology, you need to know what you’re up against: Mobile tech has your child’s attention — it’s fun, immediate, and connects them with their peers. You? Maybe not so much.
The dangers of mobile and online communications are real. Read my article about cyberbullying and what you can do about it in AT&T’s Thread magazine.
Our attention spans are rapidly diminishing
Recent evidence published by Statisticbrain.com indicates that the average attention span of humans is eight seconds as of 2013. That means if you read this article’s headline, subhead and this paragraph, I probably just lost you.
If you’re a marathon reader and are curious to see how we stack up against goldfish and our previous selves, check it out on WiseTribe. It’s only about another 500 words, so not too tough.
The smartphone revolution has proven to be the biggest disruptor in the retail world. If you are a brick-and-mortar consumer retail businesses, this is not good news.
Tech-savvy shoppers have shifted the marketplace and Amazon has jumped to the front of the line. With the ease of near-instant price comparison, whether shopping online or walking through a retail store, we now can make informed, researched buying decisions.