July 15th, 2012
02:03 PM ET

Internet Crazy Talk

Sarah Lacy, Sree Sreenivasan and Howard Kurtz dissect a Newsweek story that constant Internet use is causing mental health problems.

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  9. Cindy

    Wow. Let's have someone who promotes a tech blog comment on physiology and brain science. Sure Newsweek highlighted extreme cases to sell magazines and create buzz but the actual science of chemical changes and brain wiring is real. The serotonin and dopamine reactions from using technology is a serious issue the needs debate. I appreciate Mr. Sreenivasan's thoughtful reflection versus the cocksure condescension of Ms. Lacy. But then, she has something to sell too so what's to loose?

    July 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Reply
  10. Michael

    I am a fan of Reliable Sources.

    It's clear that none of the three (host and guests) have a teenage son at home. You all need to read 'The Shallows', a New York Times best seller. While the book does not suggest that the internet usage causes mental illness it does argue that the internet is compromising the development of deep thinking processes. Deep thinking processes are required to solve complex problems. The US's educational system is currently ranked between 17th and 25th in the world depending on the study. Draw your own conclusions.

    July 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Reply

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