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Date: 07/18/10 10:02 AM

48 Responses to Social Sites Are Making Us Dumber

  1. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    July 18, 2010 at 2:21 am
    Link: Social Sites Are Making Us Dumber - But check the 3rd bullet point at the top of the article. Maybe it only works for kids.
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    daniellee_x Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:13 am
    blah blah blah. Agree?
  3. Profile photo of MEZA
    MEZA Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:14 am
    That`s so stupid, if you`re gonna preach against it, don`t support it.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:17 am
    or maybe thats just how about %65 of kids are.
  5. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:18 am
    "more than half of their parents believe."
    Stopped reading the article here. That`s about as convincing of an argument as me telling you that "My penis is 3 feet long. Half of the girls I`ve had sex with say so!" So drating what? You don`t open up with that weak of evidence.
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    tws8631 Male 50-59
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:19 am
    snarf
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:21 am
    So add this to video games making everyone dumber, and TV and rock and roll...
    ...then again, could it all explain the reversal of the Flynn Effect?
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:33 am
    Kids are misbehaving so rather than find a logical cause for it, we`re just going to blame the most popular thing among youths. Nothing new here.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:35 am
    It`s making us dumber, but our website is certainly going to be right there with them.

    Brilliant.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:38 am
    Is this really news?
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    cndman15 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:38 am
    this has to be the most stupid link ive ever seen on iab.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:39 am
    To all the people commenting how stupid the article was: no poo. The point of this link wasn`t the article itself, just the 3rd bullet point that proves this is just a big load of bull or they are hypocrites.
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    MEZA Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:41 am
    Dumber...no.

    If anything those sites along with texting are slowly but surely taking away our face to face conversational skills. People that text and facebook all day and always have something to say online are sometimes the most socially inept when it comes to face to face interaction.
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    themightybox Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:42 am
    soon as i read parents believe i closed it
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:53 am
    >>People that text and facebook all day and always have something to say online are always the most socially inept when it comes to face to face interaction.

    Fixed.
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    July 18, 2010 at 11:04 am
    Well, duh!
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 11:13 am
    "more than half of their parents believe"

    So this whole article means nothing then.
  18. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 11:18 am
    ...I am a psychologist, but you don`t have to be to know that people do stuff they want to do when given an option. This is not a study at all. It`s pollsters being retarded.
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    xKiesix Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 11:19 am
    Apparently, scientific studies and facts have been replaced by parental hunches.
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 11:51 am
    xKiesix beat me to it.

    Bravo.
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    ilfg Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    Social media `distracts kids from school`
    Parents should set strict internet times
    Join us over on Facebook | Twitter

    is anyone else seeing this problem?
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    I`ll join them on facebook. Maybe I will read the rest during class.
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    Siyanor, I agree. Also they aren`t taking into account that it may not necessarily be facebook making people dumber. Rather, kids who are more popular and spend more time on their friends in general would spend less time on homework while the lonely kids have nothing better to do but schoolwork and not much going on in their virtual social life.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm
    Corelation does not equal causation.
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    ILikeApples Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    it`s about ironic as this.
    if you don`t get this just read the comments below in the link
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    "Apparently, scientific studies and facts have been replaced by parental hunches."
    I think they have joined forces into an unstoppable force of super-facts. Scientific studies of parental hunches...
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    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2010 at 2:19 pm
    For the record I use the computer more than anyone in my family and I`m smarter than any of them.
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    lol danthew...that`s pretty good
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    TokioKoos Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm
    I find it funny that before the article even starts it says: Social media sites are making kids dumber, join us on Facebook and Twitter.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    people are getting dumber, they just need to blame something!
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
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    July 18, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    when did parents become scientists?...parents belive that you should be up at the crack of dawn too...
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    Bioshocker Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    tl;dr :)
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    jib Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    Erm does it matter kids will find SOMETHING to do instead of homework
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    random882 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    The movie Idiocracy says it all... The movie is sorta funny but mostly horrible... But its happening! Run for you lives!
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    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    July 18, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    What I like is the third bulletpoint. Should be on failblog.
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    Tharnambular Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    I must say that too much of anything is bad. no matter how good or bad.
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    plahblah Female 18-29
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    July 18, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    If you don`t wanna bother with the article, just read the first 3 lines at the top. Pretty funny.
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    eskimo9 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    July 18, 2010 at 11:59 pm
    Another news article came out a couple days ago, probably on iab, stating that social media are not in fact making students dumber. Also, read the top comment on the article, Gus sounds like a f-tard.
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    Coodude26 Male 13-17
    340 posts
    July 19, 2010 at 3:39 am
    this article was terribly written. ignoring the 3rd bullet point, they used the opinions the mothers of teens as evidence, a dozen weasel words (look it up if you don`t know) and didn`t give any explanation as to who these "cyber-security experts" are or what sort of qualifications they have. maybe they`re part of the "Cyber Police"! (anyone? anyone?)
  40. Profile photo of Prejudiced
    Prejudiced Female 18-29
    250 posts
    July 19, 2010 at 4:25 am

    * Social media `distracts kids from school`
    * Parents should set strict internet times
    * Join us over on Facebook | Twitter

    Wait, what? you think social media sites make people dumber so we should join you on them?

    Can I have 20cc of irony injected into my veins stat?
  41. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    July 19, 2010 at 7:02 am
    Gee, chatting with your friends is a distraction for teenagers ... Who Knew?

    Y A W N !
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    July 19, 2010 at 7:13 am
    Just ilke IAB ?
  43. Profile photo of fknloser
    fknloser Male 30-39
    418 posts
    July 19, 2010 at 8:19 am
    No, the damage is in kid`s social skills. Period..... Took my kid to the skating rink i grew up at that was the bomb hang out place. Poor rink had like 8 people their on a Friday night. Because the rest of our city`s youth was at home on their PC`s "socializing" with the world, yet having zero actual human contact. Kids`s social skills are the main problem and it is getting worse
  44. Profile photo of boNeymiZz
    boNeymiZz Male 18-29
    237 posts
    July 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    not making them dumber, just robbing their potential time
  45. Profile photo of Holly69
    Holly69 Female 18-29
    250 posts
    July 19, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    3rd point is the dumbest thing i have seen
  46. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    July 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    Setting time limits and restrictions is just asking for problems. That doesn`t solve anything, really, it just pisses the kids off. I know this personally. >.> Parents just need to involve themselves more into their child`s life.
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    muz_malik Male 13-17
    10 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 11:17 am
    it so stupid it says join us on Facebook or twitter 3 times.
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    McSaNctUarY Male 18-29
    8 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 12:17 am
    Seriously? Make your kids do their homework. Thats what parents are supposed to do. Stop blaming the internet for your crappy parenting skills. Jesus Christ! At least we know one things true. The world is definately coming to an end. Stupidity will be the death of us all

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