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Je ne suis pas adonné à Facebook (étant plutôt attiré par certains forums), mais j'ai l'impression que beaucoup de mes élèves le sont. J'ai entendu dire également qu'il existe une corrélation entre l'usage de Facebook et les résultats aux examens. Quoi qu'il en soit, voici un reportage intéressant:

Article tiré de Maxisciences:

"Qu'importe la cote de popularité de certains sur Facebook : la science prouve que nous sommes tous logés à la même enseigne en ce qui concerne notre réseau social. 
Le professeur Rubin Dunbar, de l'Université d'Oxford, vient contrarier quelque peu l'idéologie des inconditionnels de Facebook. Le scientifique vient de rendre les conclusions de son étude sur les groupements sociaux à travers les siècles. Celle-ci s'attarde sur le phénomène Facebook et démontre qu'il est impossible, pour le cerveau humain, d'entretenir un lien social avec plus de 150 amis, quel que soit le niveau de sociabilité.
Selon lui, le néocortex, zone du cerveau qui gère la pensée consciente et le langage, serait responsable de cette restriction. Il n'y aurait donc aucune différence entre les membres du site qui posséderaient des milliers d'amis et ceux qui n'en auraient "que" quelques centaines.
D'autre part, les femmes seraient plus douées pour les relations sociales sur Facebook que les hommes. Ces messieurs auraient en effet davantage besoin de se rencontrer physiquement pour maintenir le contact.Les conclusions du Pr. Dunbar, qui devraient être publiées cette année, sont attendues par les psychologues qui souhaitent prévenir les utilisateurs des effets néfastes du site. Ce dernier serait, en effet, à l'origine de conduites addictives et causerait un sentiment d'insécurité chez certaines personnes."


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