Over the past few years, internet has revolutionized the way we interact with people within a society. Due to the staggering number of cell phone usurers with the facility of internet, we are able to communicate with others in new ways with more efficiency. In the same time these fancy ways of communication put ourselves in a deceiving place where it can be very harmful for our self without we being noticed it. In this article summary I mentioned what scientist speculate as negative impacts of social networking on the society. It includes how our brains assimilate to highly addictive social sites, how we compromise our security over theses websites as well as changes of our normal behaviors due to theses web sites.
According to " Is Social Networking Killing You? " by Robert Mackey, In The New York Times on February 25, 2009, Susan Greenfield, a professor of pharmacology at Oxford university and the director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, stated on a British newspaper that trend of social networking reminds her of " small babies need constant reassurance that they exists." Been as a neuroscientist she concerns about the effects that this type of stimulations having on the brain. These technologies are driving the brain to state of a small child where buzzing noises and bright lights are a huge attraction.
She expressed due to the great influence of high interaction rates with social networking sites as well as digital video games could be harmful to children's mind. When a young brain is exposed to such conditions the brain itself starts to accustom to the influenced surroundings. For an example, social interactions conducted through screens are completely different from the real time spoken conversation. There for it is far less perilous. Even though it may not seem as an extreme issue, biologists have uncovered lack of face to face interaction could alter the way our genes work, upset immune responses, hormone levels, the...
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