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Too Much Twittering Turns You into an Unfeeling Douchebag

April 15th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Scientists at USC have found that too much Twittering and exposure to streaming news bulletins and information on social networking platforms inures people to pain and suffering.

“If things are happening too fast, you may not ever fully experience emotions about other people’s psychological states and that would have implications for your morality,” said researcher Mary Helen Immordino-Yang.

In other words, Twitter turns you into a self-centered d-bag. Considering the popularity of celebrity blowhards like Shaq, Ashton Kutcher, and Tila Tequila on Twitter, the science is probably sound.

But doesn’t this also seem like the digital age’s version of “Heavy Metal Records Make You Kill Yourself,” and won’t it drive more kids to Twitter who are looking for a way to give the finger to Mom and Dad? Like, “Give me Tweeting, or give me death”? Boy is that a depressing thought.


Unless those kids sign up for Twitter and follow us. Then, you know, it’s all good, said self-centered d-bags Jen and Diana.

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