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We're Worse than Goldfish: 16 Statistics About Attention Span and Smartphone Use

We all know that attention spans are shrinking and smartphone use is rising, but how bad is it, really (and is it a bad thing anyway?)

This slidedeck gives you the most recent statistics about our attention span on the internet and how we use mobile. Check it out!

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We're Worse than Goldfish: 16 Statistics About Attention Span and Smartphone Use

  1. we’re worse than goldfish. 16 statistics about attention span and smartphone use
  2. The average attention span of an internet user in 2015 is 8.25 seconds The average attention span of a goldfish is 9 seconds
  3. 25% of teens forget major details about close friends and relatives
  4. The average office worker checks their email inbox 30 times per hour
  5. The average amount of time spent watching a single internet video is 2.7 minutes
  6. 17% of website page views last less than 4 seconds
  7. Only 4% of website page views last more than 10 minutes
  8. If a webpage has 111 words or less, 49% of those words will be read If a page has 593 words (the average amount), 28% of those words will be read
  9. Smartphone Usage
  10. 51% of teens say they would rather communicate digitally than in person, even with their friends.
  11. 32% of people would rather communicate by text than over the phone.
  12. The average Brit (North America won’t be all that different) picks up their phone more than 1,500 times per week
  13. Most people admitted that checking their device is the first thing they do in the morning, while 20 percent take it into the toilet with them
  14. The average smartphone user is on their phone for three hours and sixteen minutes every day
  15. Almost forty percent of respondents say they feel “lost” when they don’t have their device with them
  16. 70% of smartphone users say their device has made their life better, including 24% who believe it has made their life a lot better
  17. Sources
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