Feb 102014
 

If Google is making users stupid, then social networks like Facebook may be making people seem smart without actually being so.

The researchers found that people often learn the right answers through copying them via a social network, but they don’t pick up the analytical process needed to arrive at those answers.

“When we learn by observing what others do, we recognize and adopt good information and behaviors, but that does not make us any more likely to be able to arrive at the same kind of information or behavior independently.

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