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Baroness Susan Greenfield, head of the Royal Institution and occasional star of Ben Goldacre's Bad Science column, has dramatically claimed, via the offices of the Daily Mail, that social websites harm children's brains. I think the Baroness misses a trick. Children are not the problem in my experience. My difficulty is the …

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Zid

Stupider

I definitely feel stupider after reading that.

It's just a bit of fun.

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Sweet!

Sweet!

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Twirp!

Funniest. Stob. evva.

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Badgers

HAHA THAT'S SO FUNNY LOLZ!1

It reminds me of this one time at band camp...

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VisageMate

Thanks for this, Verity. If only social networking sites were as amusing.

dv

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Joke

Oww

I could actually feel my IQ being sucked out of my brain by that. I may have fallen off a seat as well, but I'm too thick now to figure out which way's up and what a chair is.

I think I'll buy an iPhone...

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Happy

Twirp

Nobody liked this article.

Seriously, I nearly rated it as 'Terrible' just to be ironic!

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Well...

It is a pretty good representation of the sort of inane drivel found on most social networking sites. Suddenly people seem to think that anyone in the whole world cares if they take a slight stumble on a raised paving slab making them look a bit silly to the two people within sight at the time.

But then, it's just a bit of fun!

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Alaska

Nobody found this funny.

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Coat

I'm just....

...getting my coat!

Sweet! Twirp me, be my friend, 2 more and I'll be the Megarifistic Friend Twirper on t'internet Evvvvah!.

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<insert title here>

What happpend to Jeff, we must be told.

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FAIL

Huh?

what now?............

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Is it a tom?

No, I've browt it wi' me.

You owe me a new keyboard, Verity.

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Sweet!

<Meaningless post body placed here only because The Reg won't let me post a title without a body>

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Censored...

My first comment didn't make it through the tough Reg review, obviously. And it doesn't really surprise me. Maybe I should have "iconed" it as a joke (or grenade)? But than again, was it that much of a joke? So I give it another try.

A revealing reading indeed! Hope not too many of those twirpees do reproduce. Think about the children! Well, they would be just like the kids today, wouldn't they?

EA. the name says a bit or the other.

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Ha, Stob's a Web2.0 suck-up!

Please let this be satire. Sadly, it's a lot like my interactions with Web2.0, which is why I've been very careful about screening new followers on Twitter who aren't obviously in IT or otherwise engaged in intelligent activities.

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FB-related FB

I'm tempted to link to this, though no one ever likes or clicks through.

Still, as my friends have no clue what I'm talking about when I make faux wisdom coinages such as "It takes a lot of semi-colons to write a C program," this is likely to be the best opportunity to share with them a favorite humorist and superb writer.

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WTF?

And our company...

is so desperate that they are considering Twirping as a forward looking plan for helping improve the SEO on our website. Now that really sucks the IQ points as you're hearing it explained.

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Perfect as always

This is why nobody much minds going three months or more between Stob articles -- while I'll grant it may seem that's just because nobody much notices or cares whether Ms. Stob has turned in anything recently or not, but in fact it's actually because we're all so thoroughly comforted by the knowledge that we'll be blown right out of our socks when Stob finally comes through.

Now I think about it, it's sort of the Twitter-antithesis, isn't it? You wait for it, and then when it arrives there's actual substance there! Well done that Stob!

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But...

...why Chip Rowe, though? The man doesn't appear to have had a fresh thought since around 1990.

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@Aaron Em

I mind. More, godamit!

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Brilliant

I signed up for Twerper a few weeks ago. I have never posted anything, but I have quite a lot of followers. I wonder if they're disappointed?

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"Is it a tom?"

I liked this.

I thought it was funny.

So I posted a comment.

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Exceptional

http://twitter.com/shitmydadsays

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@Mike Thompson

No, this surely isn't satire. I looks entirely matter-of-fact to me. Notice the timestamps!

SWEEEEEeeeet! Woohoo!

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Vacuum

I could feel the IQ points being sucked out of me as I read it. Eeeeew ! (I'm worried for Verity if she actively joins in with this sort of thing).

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Spot on quiz

Just the sort of inane quiz certain people I might be related to are always taking

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Well, I thought it was funny

In the same vein - A Yorkshiremans advice to his son.

"See all, hear all, say nowt,

eat all, drink all , pay nowt.

and if ever tha' does owt for nowt

Allus do it for thisen."

If you need an english translation, I can provide one

Al sithee

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periodic table, Facebook edition

Actually, I believe metal is one of the five "elements" in Tao, so that quiz answer wasn't completely without precedent. Still stupid, of course.

If Verity were an element, she'd be amusing-and-trenchant-commentary-on-the-foolishness-around-us.

Er, -ium.

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Happy

Is it just me?

I get a gruesomly wonderful Google add for sheep killing machinery from somewhere in china at the top of the Google Adds.

Verity: I really liked your twerp about the Radhish in your teeth. Could you post a phota!

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