FACEBOOK makes you sharper but Twitter makes you thicker........

September 15, 2009 3:12am CST
according to psychologist Dr Tracy Alloway of Scotland's University of Stirling. Apparently it boosts a part of intelligence that is vital to success in life while tweeting may well have the opposite effect. It hones the ability to remember information and to use it, known as "working memory". Dr Alloway has studied working memory and being successful and believes it to be much more important to success and happiness than IQ. You can read the full story here: http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,26045185-5014239,00.html So what do you think? Would you rather be happier and successful or have a high IQ?
2 responses
@boisson (256)
• Hong Kong
15 Sep 09
Video games improve working memory as well, I think (: I myself prefer facebook not because I want to have a high IQ, but because it seems to be the more social and intuitive one of the two (: Twitter, for me's proving to be a bit too complicated for the brain
16 Sep 09
I am the same as you also prefer facebook just do not get the attraction of twitter. There is a lot more to do on facebook as well.
• Singapore
15 Sep 09
Well I would rather be happier and successful in life than to have high IQ. Sure, high IQ will probably lead to a successful life, but I don't think having high IQ can be a happy thing. Sometimes it is better to be dumb than to be really smart in life.
16 Sep 09
I agree with you on that I would rather be happy and successful as well.