TL;DR: Quick videos and brief articles, please, as attention spans shrink in an era of fast communication

Through the years, attention spans across the board have been getting shorter and shorter.
Through the years, attention spans across the board have been getting shorter and shorter.PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO

SINGAPORE - How long is your attention span? Likely shorter than you think. Many readers might have read this article's headline, seen the photo and moved on. They would not even have made it to this sentence.

Call it the TL;DR - too long; didn't read - phenomenon, which appeared around the early 2000s, Google Trends shows.

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