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My refusal to join in on the Twitter bandwagon is validated.

Politically off-topic.. but I couldn’t resist posting about this:

‘Facebook makes you sharper but Twitter makes you thicker’

Facebook makes you sharper but Twitter makes you thicker, a psychologist has said…The social networking site boosts a part of intelligence that is vital to success in life, while tweeting away may have the opposite effect. Keeping up to date with Facebook may have the same effect as playing video war games and solving Sudoku, said Dr Tracy Alloway of Scotland’s University of Stirling. It hones the ability to remember information and to use it, known as “working memory”.

…But text messaging, micro-blogging on Twitter and watching YouTube were likely to weaken “working memory”. “On Twitter you receive an endless stream of information, but it’s also very succinct,” Dr Alloway said. “You don’t have to process that information. Your attention span is being reduced and you’re not engaging your brain and improving nerve connections.”

Take that, Tweeters/Twitterers.

3 comments to My refusal to join in on the Twitter bandwagon is validated.

  • Ironically, your post (excluding the article quote which could have been linked to) is only 86 characters long.

  • Oh would you just give in to the new millenium, Tribe! For someone so anti-Twitter you are going to set a record on Twitter related posts. The subconscious projecting, or something. I just may have to create “@EvilScottTribe” in order to goad you into it.

    Besides, attention span reduction is all the rage these days. Give your engaged brain a break and join the rest of we troglodytes on teh twitter;)

    Ok, that’s all I can manage, my brain has been terminally affected by my twitta usage…message too long…

  • Apparently no one that Dr. Alloway follows on Twitter does links.

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