Is YouTube a Gateway Drug to Twitter? Fixin’ to Find Out

For months — has it only been months? — UK neuroscientist and baronnes Susan Greenfield has been blasting Twitter and other social media for destroying the minds of the young. Today over at the invaluable Mind Hacks, the inestimable Vaughan Bell, who has tangled many times with Greenfield’s Twitter attacks,  brings us the latest development. He does so in so pithy a fashion I had to just lift the whole thing. I pray he will forgive me:

Susan Greenfield, the neuroscientist who seems to have given up on science but constantly appears in the media telling people that ‘the internet can damage your brain,’ now has a website and a YouTube channel.

A sense of irony, however, seems still to be on pre-order from Amazon.

from At least it’s not Twitter « Mind Hacks.

3 responses

  1. Next they’ll be using the radio to warn you that hard rock music will alienate your children.

    Before you know it, they’ll be using Dolby stereo on your Ipad to accentuate the dangers involved.

    In case you forget, you can Google the information any time…..or until Big Brother pulls the plug on the internet.

    That, or just go read some of the political arguments on the NPR comments section to determine for yourself whether the intellectual left died a while back.

  2. If they could get millions of people simultaneously sending messages and photographs to a single destination, that’d be another electronic gateway drug to…..Hey, wait a minute! They’ve already got us doing that.

    Never mind.

    But, one more point…..the more messages and photos simultaneously sent, the fewer messages and photos looked at beyond maybe a peripheral scan.

    And the quicker information is forgotten.

    Advertising agencies and political campaign organizers know that target groups of individuals respond to target topics. The rest is detritus information and diversionary tactics.

    Electronic Tower of Babel.

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