Twitter Founder Bemoans Short-Attention Spans, For Real

Evan Williams is one of the co-founders of the social media platform Twitter, an entertaining but remarkably petty form of communication that eschews deep thinking for immature jabs, and celebrates snark over intellect.

And now, with apparently no sense of self-awareness whatsoever, Evan Williams is voicing his concern that our media environment is creating a short attention span that is making us all stupider. I know what you’re thinking. I know what we’re all thinking, except apparently Evan Williams. He just defined the very media platform he created, where information is condensed into no more than 140 characters and marketed specifically to those who have no ability to digest anything that takes them longer than 10 seconds to read.

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