Facebook boosts intelligence, claims British psychologist

It’s hard to know who to listen to when it comes to the effects, both beneficial and harmful, of using various Internet services.

While some have suggested that all forms of social networking sites may harm development and relationships, a British psychologist is bucking the trend by suggesting that the use of Facebook may boost memory recall.

Sterling University’s Dr Tracy Alloway said that users who spent more time using Facebook had a boost in intelligence, and may have the same positive effects as playing video war games or solving puzzles like Sudoku. [Read more…]