Feb 25, 2009

Psychological Effects of Social Networking Sites

I think we need more researches in this field especially now that social media is already ubiquitous in our lives. I think we need to learn what are the potential biological and psychological side-effects of the social media.
Here's the latest research that I was able to find. Baroness Greenfield, director of the Royal Institution, warned that social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are "changing children's brains" making them more self-centred and reducing their attention spans. According to her, these sites pose the risk of "infatilising" the minds of the children since they are replacing face-to-face interactions which are key to the development of a child's sociability.
To get more details about this research, click here.

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