Sep 17, 2009

Twitter and Youtube Make You Stupid, Says A Psychologist

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While Facebook is regarded as a good memory enhancer, using Twitter and Youtube do not have similar effects. In a research conducted by Dr. Tracy Alloway of Scotland's University of Stirling, the two famous web portals worsen one's "working memory."

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With regard to Twitter, Youtube and text messaging, she revealed that visiting the said websites allows ''you (to) receive an endless stream of information, but it's also very succinct. 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.''