Scientists claim Facebook, Twitter rot kids brains.

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    Unspeaked

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    LINK

     
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    Mr. Giver '94

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    Scary!!! Thankfully the most I ever spend on Facebook is 15 mins in a day. :)

    Facebook is the only social networking site I use thankfully.
     
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    Ha ha, that's hilarious. These so-called "scientists" are coming up with complete rubbish just to create hype and get more research money.
    News Flash! Everything causes cancer! Stop living, just curl up in a ball and exist in fear!
     
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    notjustjay

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    Fear causes cancer too! :eek:
     
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    Abstract

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    It replaced TV. I don't see how this is bad. :confused: I mostly read MacRumors and the news online. I check FaceBook and email, but that doesn't cost me my day or anything.
     
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    Here's a good Bad Science article

     
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    They're just upset because no one wants to befriend them or read their tweets.
     
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    I find the idea that Facebook causes autism particularly amusing....

    Seriously, however, I will say that behavioral and chemical addictions do affect brain chemistry and function. I don't think anyone disagrees with this. And I think in the scientific community, it's pretty well agreed upon at this point that one can form an addiction-like behavioral pattern for things like a website. But it's a longshot to say these same kids wouldn't have been addicted to something else instead had Facebook not existed.
     
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    i think wat sceintis man says not troo I use facebook + i good
     
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    It's a good thing that the majority of the folks on Facebook are middle age.:p So what's the effect of using Facebook on the older demographics? Will it cause us...oops:eek: er... them ;);):p cancer too?:confused:
     
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