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Quibi wants to change the way we watch TV. The CEO of the new streaming service, which debuts in April with major Hollywood backing, is essentially saying, “TV, but on phones!” Most content will be in 5 to 10 minute increments, to appeal to younger audiences.

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  • This is going to be detrimental to kids’ attention spans. I know that, even as an adult who didn’t grow-up with social media during my formative years, the bite-sized bits of information I’ve grown accustomed to reading by scrolling through Reddit, Twitter, my Facebook Feed, or Instagram over this last

    This is going to be detrimental to kids’ attention spans. I know that, even as an adult who didn’t grow-up with social media during my formative years, the bite-sized bits of information I’ve grown accustomed to reading by scrolling through Reddit, Twitter, my Facebook Feed, or Instagram over this last decade or so has trained my brain to receive only snippets - headlines, essentially - of information before moving on to the next bit of disconnected, short piece of information. Consequentially, I’ve noticed its impact on my attention span; I can’t sit and read a book the same way I used to because it takes hundreds of pages to make its overall point rather than a single 120-character post or whatnot. Now imagine what is going to do the developing brains of kids when not only are they going to become adapted to reading short snippets of information thanks to social media feeds, but now they’ll also train their attention spans to view short snippets of information. I suppose what’s come of reading novels will also come of viewing feature-length films.

  • Pretty cool to think we will be part of the movies soon