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

Two stories about Twitter that were in the news yesterday:

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Putting Twitter’s World to Use

New York Times April 13, 2009

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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

PhysOrg.com April 13, 2009

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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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Thanks for reading! 🙂

Mike

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