I came across an article yesterday from Cnet news that caught my attention. The article was about a study conducted by a psychologist from the University of Scotland. The study suggested that using Facebook enhances your intelligence while Twitter in lamens terms, makes you dumber. Her arguments are that Facebook increases your working memory since your trying to keep up with the ever increasing amount of friends one networks with. Twitter on the other hand, since it is a micro blog, reduces your attention span and working memory. To play devils advocate, I can see her point in contrasting both networks. Facebook does have a number of applications to use within its network, where as twitter is a very condensed platform considering it’s a micro blog. But to somehow suggest that using one network over the other will make you more or less intelligent is just flat out wrong. It’s how you use these networks that should measure one’s “intelligence.” If you can use Facebook and Twitter to market your business and make a substantial profit, then you’re a pretty smart person. If you just open a Facebook and Twitter account and expect business to come your way, then you need to smarten up. If the article in question proves anything, it shows how so many people still don’t understand social networking and how it has changed the world. Oh well, now I am going to send out a tweet and lose some brain cells in the process.