Social media, smartphones and focus

Ben Dickinson talks with Dan Goleman and others about tech and social media.

“Best-selling science writer and Emotional Intelligence guru Daniel Goleman is trying to get his head around some fresh numbers I’ve cited from a new Harris Interactive poll: Nearly 20 percent of smartphone owners ages 18 to 34 report having used their phones while having sex.

‘I don’t get how they do that. You know,’ Goleman adds drily from his phone in Martha’s Vineyard, ever the analytical rationalist, ‘they didn’t ask all the questions that follow from that data point.'”

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