The modern digital world, filled with constant distractions like social media feeds, photos, tweets, and short videos, makes it difficult to sustain focused attention for long periods.

This digital environment is geared towards delivering easily digestible, low-value information rather than substantive content that requires concentrated reading and synthesis.

To counter this and manage information overload, individuals must intentionally redesign their environment to support deep reading and thinking. Creating affordances for focused attention is crucial in an age of unprecedented digital distraction.

Source: The Secret Power of ‘Read It Later’ Apps