I know … I have to talk fast.
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.
Thank you for sticking with me. For those hearty souls that are still reading along, here are some more statistics from their findings, which add a little perspective:
- The average attention span in 2000 was 12 seconds. That means we’ve lost four seconds in 14 years.
- The average attention span of a goldfish is nine seconds. That means we’re now sub-goldfishian.
- The percentage of people that occasionally forget their own birthdays is seven percent.