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    WARNING: Regular emailing and posting can cause low IQ

    I just had to do this one :lol




    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4471607.stm

    '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.

    Losing sleep

    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??

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    hhhmmm well i dont know about that one do they show this on the news becuase its been a long time seen i wacth the news seen 2-month ago, if that true i'll just say "WoW" i'll better go ahead and do something about it

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    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.
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    I find that funny but its still true though...people get all caught up in talking to each other is like all we wanna do is play and talk all day and not worry about doing anything...though i guess thats how we are....thus the lazyness u find in the Americas..not surprising that we are getting stupider...

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    That's funny.

    Everyone I know uses it to keep from going braindead. Working on a computer for 8 hours straight will fry your brain like nothing else I know of except for an all night finals cram. They browse on and off to release some of the mental pressure. It also helps keep the in-office gossip down.....

    *shrugs*

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    ...i never check my email... unless i hear the little ping... and i know that im suppose to recieve somen.
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    Well I check forums almost everyday, but maybe once every week on e-mails....I thought I was getting dumber though.

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    well i'm lucky i don't have a mobilephone, and i only check my emails and stuff when i'm at home, but i do post alot. lucky me.
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