Wednesday, February 25, 2009

social networks cause autism

bad science yet again correctly refutes the daft claims in the press, and those behind the stories that social nets cause anti-social behaviour- we have research in social anthropology on people going from school to university, and people retiring, that shows that social networks, just like computer games, increase peoples' social group size and activity in the real world.
This is not published or definitive work yet, but other early work this year also shows this (it ain't hard to do, but it takes time and involves ethics committees since you're seriously treading on peoples' privacy)

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