I found this interesting article which is line with what we were discussing a couple classes ago about whether or not having access to information at our finger tips is a good thing. Because of the ease to find information and the way it is presented on the internet (short paragraphs, hyperlinks) it appears we cannot concentrate in the same way we used to. The article discusses how it is becoming difficult to immerse ourselves in a book and make the deep connections we once were able to make. Instead new media tools such as blogs and Google present information in a way that summarizes existing content or is presented in a non-linear fashion. As a result our brains our shifting in how we read content online as appose to in print. If an article is more than a couple paragraphs we become overwhelmed and begin to skim it instead of making the deep mental connections.
Interestingly enough as I was reading the article which is long in itself, I found myself doing exactly that. Skimming it to get the main idea. Most likely you'll read this whole blog post to get a summary of the article and then click over and glance at the actual article. A common experience on the web.