The idea of a hyperlinked world is something that I’ve been reading about for a while now. They way people experience media is changing. We all know that and we’ve heard it countless number of times that it’s becoming annoying.
However tonight I am putting myself as case in point. I’ve been jumping from one article about Aristotle to another regarding the last year in transmedia. Notable is the fact that this past hour I’ve sailed through some 30 articles… But the point that I want to focus on is the fact that i reality I barely manage to finish reading one article before I’m onto the next. This is something that is becoming more and more pervasive in the modern day world.
Now we’ve heard a lot about social media shortening people’s attention span and the usual doom and gloom stories (which I do find entertaining nonetheless) when it comes to new media.
HOWEVER because we are at a time where information is readily available literally at our fingertips, would it be so wrong to think of it in terms of people developing an overwhelming desire to consume as much content as possible?