Technology today seems to demand our constant attention. The modern “miracle” of the internet gives us the amazing capacity to access humanity’s collective learning in the palm of our hand. But for many, such constant access can come at a cost. Writer Linda Stone has coined the phrase “continual partial attention” to describe the modern impulse to always need to know what’s happening “out there,” to make sure we’re not missing anything. If that sounds like it could produce chronic anxiety, you’re right!
More and more, we hear of folks suffering from the above attention deficit, not by choice but because of the overwhelming level of content streaming across their browsers & apps day in day out as authored by our 700+ writers. Not only do they feel that they’re missing out on reading, but also missing out on sharing those articles that truly resonate with them. So what’s the solution?
Follow the Lead
✅ Step One: Follow the lead of Kimberly Davis, Myriam Ben Salem, and others who’ve now subscribed to our new @BC360° TODAY, A Daily Summary of the Best Writing on the Planet, as inspired by Jeff Ikler (see article below):
✅ Step Two: Follow their lead by scrolling through your edition of @BC360° TODAY by Title and Author to drill down to those that resonate with you. But don’t stop there, as it will be your chance to demonstrate more caring by sharing your favorites.
With sincer thanks to those mentioned above, perhaps the foundation has now been set to replace the frustration of “continued partial attention” with relaxed, at your convenience focused attention.