WARNING: Regular emailing and posting can cause low IQ
I just had to do this one :lol
'Infomania' worse than marijuana
Workers distracted by email and phone calls suffer a fall in IQ more than twice that found in marijuana smokers, new research has claimed.
The study for computing firm Hewlett Packard warned of a rise in "infomania", with people becoming addicted to email and text messages.
Researchers found 62% of people checked work messages at home or on holiday.
The firm said new technology can help productivity, but users must learn to switch computers and phones off.
The study, carried out at the Institute of Psychiatry, found excessive use of technology reduced workers' intelligence.
Those distracted by incoming email and phone calls saw a 10-point fall in their IQ - more than twice that found in studies of the impact of smoking marijuana, said researchers.
More than half of the 1,100 respondents said they always responded to an email "immediately" or as soon as possible, with 21% admitting they would interrupt a meeting to do so.
The University of London psychologist who carried out the study, Dr Glenn Wilson, told the Daily Mail that unchecked infomania could reduce workers' mental sharpness.
Those who are constantly breaking away from tasks to react to email or text messages suffer similar effects on the mind as losing a night's sleep, he said.
I have a real bad case of this!! XD Do you guys agree??
Myuh! I'm gonna piss people off now.
I honestly think that someone who checks on a daily basis is not someone I want to know. I think it is indeed a waste of time to check everyday . I do, however, check ocassionally. You see, IM and related paraphanalia is really not that important to me, thus I don't do it too often. I have more important things to do in my life, like try to get into Oxford U.