NEW YORK (Reuters) - When author Nicholas Carr began researching his book on whether the Internet is ruining our minds, he restricted his online access and e-mail and turned off his Twitter and Facebook
News last month of a pilot study suggesting that college students' use of Facebook was related to lower college academic achievement probably sent more than a few parents reeling. A new study may allay parental concern. Using three sets of relevant data, researchers failed to find evidence that Facebook use negatively correlates with grades.
Can online networking sites help new students settle into university? Researchers are now looking for first-year University of Leicester students who use Facebook to help their pioneering research into this issue.
An study of 100 teen bloggers from around the United States found that the vast majority use blogs to nurture relationships with their peers and build a sense of community -- rather than to admit misbehavior. This preliminary study suggests that blogging could be used therapeutically to help troubled teens express themselves in positive ways.