By David Holmes On November 25, 2013Back in the day, if you wanted to conduct a huge sociological study, you’d probably need to call up a university and nail down some grant funding. But in 2013? It’s as easy as getting on the horn with the massive…
Oh, the amazing findings that researchers discover when given enough time and money to
do whatever the heck they want conduct scientific studies!
So there are scientists from universities in Exeter, France, and Switzerland who conducted new research in order to study birds. Not the Twitter bird. Not whatever other bird you may be thinking of, but the kind that chirps and tweets and flies. Real birds.
Their study was about interaction between the baby birds and their parents and how this affected their ability to survive and thrive. Guess what? It looks like birds have a social networking system of their own.
This time, there is science behind the statement, which just might make it literal. As in, your life expectancy becomes shorter the more you watch TV!
The landscape of video games has drastically changed in the past few years, thanks largely to the prevalence of social networking. There are, of course, other factors, but one cannot deny that the rise of social networking has greatly impacted the way people play games.
While it used to be that video games catered to a very specific niche, now everyone – from age 2 to 92 – plays games in one form or another.
Social gaming – and social gamer – has become a commonly used terms these days, with good reason.
I don’t know why I am such a sucker for these studies, when I know for a fact that I will be confronted with something that is either a no brainer or something totally vague and/or ludicrous. Still, I find myself reading studies, the results of studies, and potential studies…Whatever floats my boat, right?
For sure, you have seen at least one study claiming that Facebook – or maybe some other social network – is the cause of depression. Or dementia. Or some other negative mental or emotional state. Whether you were nodding your head as you read those articles or you were vigorously shaking it in denial, here is another study that might catch your attention as it did mine: Facebook does not cause depression, apparently.