Twitter or Twit? Is Connectivity Dumbing Down a Generation?

Is 24/7 access to video games, the Internet, Blackberry(s), Twitter, and cable t.v. dumbing down a generation of Americans? One author believes so:

My concern is less that young people are not as intellectually-stimulated as their predecessors (today’s youth are probably the most literate generation who ever lived), but that they, particularly the males, will lack certain valuable social skills because of the impersonal nature of their modes of communication.



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