Twitter? Does it make you sociopathic or does it save your life?

Two stories about Twitter that were in the news yesterday:


Putting Twitter’s World to Use

New York Times April 13, 2009


Pairing sensors with Twitter leads some to think Twitter could be used to send home security alerts or tell doctors when a patient’s blood sugar or heart rate climbs too high. In the aggregate, such real-time data streams could aid medical researchers. Already, doctors use

Twitter to ask for help and share information about procedures, while…

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Tweet this: Rapid-fire media may confuse your moral compass April 13, 2009


A study by the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California raises questions about the emotional cost — particularly for the developing brain — of heavy reliance on a rapid stream of news snippets obtained through television, online feeds, or social networks such as Twitter. “If things are happening too fast, you…

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