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Are You REALLY Listening?!

I have found that a lot of people these days, myself included, do not listen. How could we with everything going on around us, TV, cell phones ringing and vibrating, music, the constant talking, noise, sirens, videos etc. 547 more words

Friday thought #35 'I imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries, because that means we're one bar closer to humanity'

Did you know that the average person spends 4 years of their life looking down at their cellphone? 4 years?? That’s a massive chunk of a life, how utterly terrifying. 540 more words


Under Cover, Part 2

Ready for that path to riches I promised? There’s something else we need to discuss before we get there, another factor besides familiarity that plays into a cover song’s popularity: the degree to which the cover differs from the original. 817 more words


Microsoft study shows that tech is shortening your attention span

While people could focus on a task for 12 seconds back in 2000, that figure dropped to 8 seconds in 2013 — about one second less than a goldfish.

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Humans Have Shorter Attention Span Than Goldfish, Thanks To Smartphones

We at The Dystopian Eagle aren’t quite sure how to categorizes this one, but it is certainly dystopian enough to fit our editorial criteria. A study sponsored by Microsoft shows that the average human attention span has fallen lower than that of the average goldfish. 83 more words


Finding Focus

In a world that’s so fixated on things like Facebook and Twitter, where do we find our focus? Microsoft has done a study showing how technology coupled with these services has begun to degrade our attention span and cause us to lose focus on our lives (that last bit is just a little bit of interpretation by yours truly). 532 more words


Under Cover, Part 1

The other day I was thinking about song covers*. More specifically, I was pondering what defines the “definitive” version of a song.

* For those unfamiliar with the term, covering a song has nothing to do with the CD case or LP sleeve–or adding a cover tag to an MP3. 579 more words