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http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/194434/20110808/too-much-facebook-unhealthy-teens.htm

"Young adults who are constantly logging onto the world's largest social networking Web site are more likely to display narcissistic tendencies...."

Or, could it be that those with narcissistic tendencies like updating their status constantly?

"...teens with a strong presence on Facebook may exhibit potentially adverse effects such as antisocial behavior, mania and depression. "

Or, er, shy kids find it easier to communication online? Depressed kids don't have the energy to get out of the house?

"For instance, while researchers found that middle, high school and college students who logged onto Facebook at least once during a 15-minute study period were more likely to receive lower grades on exams."

How did this compare with kids back in my day (that is, the day of the walking uphill in the snow to school both ways, when cars were a shiny nickel!) who passed notes during study period? Or, for that matter, kids today who do anything non-study related during study period?

Sigh.
Constantly using social networking Web sites may hurt school performance and lead to psychological disorders among teens, a study said.
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That old canard -- I thought it had been debunked months ago! But please, debunk some more. :-)
 
Amazing how data can be misconstrued. The interpretation isn't based on a holistic view -- they're assuming cause and effect without looking at the whole picture.
 
It is just like those studies showing computer war games like Call of Duty are the reason for kids going violant just because it shows that many violant kids do play such games.

Or like telling achieving good rankings at Google may cause of the keyword being put into the html-comments as the third word and again putting exactly one G+ plus on exactly this landing page just because you looked at three websites showing exactly this pattern :-P
 
I think we tried that in London last night, Robert...
 
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