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Online Britain: more ‘modern society ate my child’ hysteria?

By WILLIAM_DAVIES  

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The media have recently been awash with stories about the psychological impact of excessive internet usage, and the use of social networking sites in particular. Lady Greenfield has said that these sites risk “infantilising” us psychologically, condemning us to hyper-active, low-attention-span relationships. As Wired reported, a new book, Distracted, offers a chilling vision of how the brain responds to the interactive, clickable world that many are growing addicted to (though the choice of subtitle, “the Coming Dark Age”, suggests a publisher whose brain might…

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