Thursday, April 16, 2009
Survey Results: Most Don't Believe in USC Twitter Study Findings
Health studies conducted by Universities often produce controversial results. One of the most recent examples is a claim that Social Networks such as Twitter can kill your sensitivity.The study's findings were published in a CNN feature story on social media and mental health, titled Scientists warn of rapid -fire media dangers. It was conducted by USC social scientists Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Manuel Castells andAntonio Damasio, of USC's Brain and Creativity Institute. They studied how volunteers responded to real-life stories chosen to stimulate admiration for virtue or skill, or compassion for physical or social pain.
Regardless of what you're devoting time to, moderation is the key. Personally, I think they're just focusing on the social network community because its the hot trend. I asked readers to vote:Do you believe social network updates make you insensitive to sad news?
The results revealed that the majorty of the poll participants don't believe that social networks damage your sensitivity.
By Matt O'Hern at 01:54 PM | Comments (1)