Facebook Makes Us Smarter; Twitter Dumber

by Maxi

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Psychologist Tracy Alloway of Scotland claims that she developed a training program for slow-learning children at a school in Durham. In her opinion Facebook does wonders to improve the working memory, while Twitters steady stream of information is not healthy for short-term memory.

Dr. Alloway states: “On Twitter you 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.”

In other words, on Facebook you can chitchat aaand play video games, look at photos, take tests, etc.

So that’s it. Being able to do a little more will make us smarter? Well, call me dumb but I have a Twitter account … no Facebook. No time.

What do think?

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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