Facebook gör dig smartare, Twitter dummare

Mashable skriver om en psykologisk studie som visar att Facebook gör kidsen smartare och Twitter dummare:

Twitter and Facebook are very different beasts when it comes to improve your “working memory“, which relates to “the structures and processes used for temporarily storing and manipulating information in short-term memory.”

Dr. Alloway has developed a working memory training programme for slow-learning children aged 11 to 14 at a school in Durham, and she found out that Facebook (Facebook) did wonders for working memory, improving the kids’ IQ scores, while YouTube (YouTube) and Twitter’s (Twitter) steady stream of information was not healthy for working memory. Also, playing video games, especially those that involve planning and strategy, can also be beneficial.

Tur då att jag inte börjat Twittra.