There's a story that's been making the rounds lately. I think the Telegraph might have been the first major media venue to give it coverage: Facebook 'enhances intelligence' but Twitter 'diminishes it', claims psychologist.
- Psychologist: Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber
- Facebook makes you sharper but Twitter makes you thicker
- Twitter turns you into a twit but Facebook makes you clever, says expert
- How Facebook and Twitter warp your brain
But what's the science behind the hype? After scrounging though these articles for data (without success) I went to the presumed source, Tracy Alloway's personal website. Unfortunately the only reference there to either Twitter or Facebook seems to be a collection of links, which point to the articles cited above.
At this point I'm beginning to feel like I'm running in circles.