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Bragi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 01:31 PM
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22. There is growing health research literature on the subject
Nicholas Carr's 2010 book "The Shallows" is a good overview.

I also recently picked up but have yet to read "Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-personality" which explores multiple and dissociative personality disorder and internet use. It has 20-pages of footnotes referncing a lot of emerging research in this area.

Bottom line: there is growing evidence that those of us who are heavy users of social media are careening into dangerous territory in terms of our overall mental health.
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  -The Rush to Criminalize Teen Sexting upstatecajun  Apr-20-11 08:36 AM   #0 
  - Let's criminalize every problem!  Bragi   Apr-20-11 08:44 AM   #1 
  - And don't forget that the proson population is a cheap, captive labor force  Speck Tater   Apr-20-11 10:18 AM   #7 
  - Yes, because our jails are sooooooooooo empty and need filling  OwnedByFerrets   Apr-20-11 08:51 AM   #2 
  - And because we all know without a doubt . . .  Richard D   Apr-20-11 09:00 AM   #3 
     - I am tired of all of this crap to.  ej510   Apr-20-11 09:04 AM   #4 
  - the stupidity of giving teens phones that text- why not just give them basic phones  KittyWampus   Apr-20-11 09:06 AM   #5 
  - Brain info is a little vague.  immoderate   Apr-20-11 10:32 AM   #8 
  - There is now a host of studies on texting and what it does to the brain.  KittyWampus   Apr-20-11 10:39 AM   #11 
     - You say attack; I would say review. It is, after all, science.  immoderate   Apr-20-11 11:45 AM   #14 
  - Point taken, but why single out teens?  Bragi   Apr-20-11 10:37 AM   #10 
  - Teen brains are still developing. That's the only reason why. Although you bring up a good point.  KittyWampus   Apr-20-11 12:12 PM   #16 
     - There is growing health research literature on the subject  Bragi   Apr-20-11 01:31 PM   #22 
  - That part about  JonLP24   Apr-20-11 01:24 PM   #21 
  - "trying to stop a form of sexual expression without first trying to understand it." Bwahahahaha!  WinkyDink   Apr-20-11 09:12 AM   #6 
  - I'm betting most people on these kind of decency kicks didn't do much fucking as teens.  Forkboy   Apr-20-11 10:50 AM   #12 
  - the way you phrase that, it seems you value, quantitatively, a lot of fucking as teens.  KittyWampus   Apr-20-11 12:16 PM   #17 
     - The way you phrase that, it seems you'll read into things what you're looking for.  Forkboy   Apr-20-11 01:04 PM   #19 
  - Just because they were once adults does not mean that  ThomCat   Apr-20-11 01:11 PM   #20 
  - Decency crusades are always distractions.  Orsino   Apr-20-11 10:32 AM   #9 
  - The headline is semi-misleading  Spike89   Apr-20-11 11:07 AM   #13 
  - I talked to a shop teacher who said there are multiple offenders in his classes  upi402   Apr-20-11 11:51 AM   #15 
  - I'm undecided about this---BUT...  CoffeeCat   Apr-20-11 12:19 PM   #18 

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