Does Facebook Decrease Intelligence Levels?

Using Facebook is a great way to connect with friends, family, former classmates, and your favorite businesses.  But can using Facebook too much be harmful to your intelligence level?

A study conducted at the Ohio Dominican University found that undergraduate students who used Facebook scored a full grade point lower than their peers who did not use Facebook.  The researchers did stress that there could be other factors involved and that using Facebook does not necessarily directly cause lower grades.

This study shows that Facebook use should be monitored and perhaps even limited, especially in students.  Time on Facebook cuts in to time that could be used for studying. 

However, when used wisely, Facebook is a great tool for networking and socializing; you can even check out what your Wisconsin insurance company is up to!  We are entering a new era where electronic communication is becoming more and more popular, and having the skills to effectively utilize this technology may be vital in the future.

In conclusion, continue to use Facebook and learn about its functions, but remember to take a break every now and then and pick up a book!
 
-Sam

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