Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More Research Shows Negative Impact

Recent research is stating that social media is having a negative impact upon youth and their ability to communicate and engage with others.  If you dare, read the link below to learn about this claim.

Social networking under fresh attack as tide of cyber-scepticism sweeps US


  1. I saw this article, but thanks for posting it here - we need to hear both sides of the issue. The image in the last post is amazing, too. Thanks.

  2. I do not agree with the article entirely. I think that we are learning to communicate and connect with people in different ways and it is a different way of looking at communication. I believe that there is also a developed etiquette online, sometime people just choose to ignore it as they do in real life. I do not think that you should be married to your computer but it can be a useful tool to keep in contact with friends and family.

  3. I agree with you Amanda, you definitely don't need to be married to your computer or iphone or whatever. There will always be extreme people who do too much or too little of a good thing.

    As far as etiquette online... being anonymous really turns some people into "e-thugs"... have you ever seen the comment section on CBC.ca? Or any forum really. They are very entertaining, but very lacking etiquette ;)