Friday, 17 November 2017

Totally Trivial: Dumbing down

By Nick Wood , Total Telecom
Wednesday 15 April 09

Studies link immoral dunces to social networking, burglars caught on Webcam, plus divorce by text reaches Saudi Arabia.

Face-fool Students who use Facebook have been linked to lower college grades than peers who are not members of the social networking site, according to new research. A pilot study from Ohio State University found that typical Facebook users had grade point averages (GPAs) of between 3.0 and 3.5, while non-users scored between 3.5 and 4.0. These numbers don't mean much outside the U.S. but we would assume that lower numbers are bad. "There's a disconnect between students' claim that Facebook use doesn't impact their studies, and our finding showing they had lower grades and spent less time studying…

Face-fool Students who use Facebook have been linked to lower college grades than peers who are not members of the social networking site, according to new research. A pilot study from Ohio State University found that typical Facebook users had grade point averages (GPAs) of between 3.0 and 3.5, while non-users scored between 3.5 and 4.0. These numbers don't mean much outside the U.S. but we would assume that lower numbers are bad. "There's a disconnect between students' claim that Facebook use doesn't impact their studies, and our finding showing they had lower grades and spent less time studying…

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