Scientists: Tweets Make Twits

A scientific study completed by Italian researchers claims people become less intelligent after using Twitter.

I sincerely hope this is not true, because my life force has been steadily draining since I quit Twitter. It’s the bestest!

New evidence shows [Twitter] may be inflicting harm at an even more basic level. It could be making its users, well, a bit witless. The finding by a team of Italian researchers is not necessarily that the crush of hashtags, likes and retweets destroys brain cells; that’s a question for neuroscientists.

Rather, Twitter not only fails to enhance intellectual attainment but substantially undermines it, the economists said in a working paper published by the economics and finance department at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan.

“It’s quite detrimental,” Gian Paolo Barbetta, a professor of economic policy at the private research university and the paper’s lead author, said. “I can’t say whether something is changing in the mind, but I can say that something is definitely changing in the behavior and the performance.”

So wait a minute; all those “hot takes” from rocket surgeons like Jake Tapper, Alyssa Milano, and AOC make people dumber? The hell, you say!

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