Facebook and Twitter are turning my mind to mush

| 30/07/2010

(Christian Science Monitor): Facebook is turning my mind to mush and I don’t like it. The IQ drop is palpable, and it’s really beginning to get on my nerves. I’m no Internet critic. Nor am I some dude who’s nostalgic for the romantic bygone era of steam engines and Fatty Arbuckle … Therefore it’s with more than a little regret that I have come to realize that Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and any number of other catchily named applications and websites are taking my mind, the ripe fruit of the Wisconsin public school system, and spoiling it like an abandoned banana.

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  1. Anonymous Bosch says:

    what a strange article. It basically says “I am a fool with no imagination and am going to blame technology”:

    • La La Land says:

      It was obviously written by someone who shares many things with the publication’s target readership.

    • Pauly Cicero says:

      I read the article and do not reach the same conclusion. I agree with a lot of what he says.  I think he is getting burned out and is upset with the dumbing down that has occurred with the widespread use of the internet as a means of exchange.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The funny thing about life is “what you put in, is what you get out.” A person can sign up to world issues and news updates to keep up to date with the changes of this world on Facebook and Twitter. If you provide a child with a newspaper and tell them the importance of what they are reading, they will continue to be informed of the current issues. If you provide a child with a newspaper and the articles are not interesting, theywill turn to the games and comic sections. Parents and teachers are the ones who should guide children with tools such as the internet. Parents do not provide cars to their children without teaching them to drive, why are they not doing the same with the internet?

  3. Pastor Bucket says:

    Christian Science

    Does that count as an Oxymoron?