The brain’s relationship with technology evolves.
Younger people have shorter attention spans but greater ability to multitask. Older people have longer attention spans but a harder time multitasking.
Our phones shape us. The content informs us. Each person finds a niche based off the age of their brain.
So the teens toggle between Snapchat stories and get their quick dopamine-hitting snacks while the old Millennials and Gen-Xers delve into Twitter and long form pieces on Medium. Each generation dabbles into each other’s networks mostly out of curiosity.
How we pay attention and what we tune into has as much to do with the contents of our brain as it does the online content we consume.