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Shaq, infomania, marijuana and more

OK, so it’s a little difficult to concentrate this morning. I just opened Yahoo! and saw a video I couldn’t resist watching: Shaquille O’Neal’s 5-foot-2 girlfriend carries him piggyback across the room. He’s 7-foot-2 and weighs 350 pounds!
All these interesting videos and there’s work to do. I must be suffering from “infomania.” It is a common affliction these days.
In 2010, CBS cited a study that said “infomania” can be harmful and can lower your IQ by twice as much as smoking marijuana.
The study has gotten widespread attention. Dr. Glenn Wilson, the author of the 2005 study, published a letter in 2010 saying that the media has misrepresented the results of his research. He wrote:

…the infomania effect is almost certainly one of temporary distraction, whereas sleep loss and marijuana effects on IQ might conceivably be more fundamental, even permanent.

So you might not want to run out and immediately light up a joint…
In any case, CBS offers tips for dealing with infomania here.
Moving on….
Below are notes and links to topics discussed in Introduction to Mass Communication class at Flagler College over the past several weeks. Continue reading

Latest stats: 57 million WordPress sites worldwide

A WordPress site called Plazaa

According to WordPress, more than 291 million people view more than 2.5 billion pages on WordPress.com sites each month.
More than 100,000 new WordPress sites are created every day. And on an average day, WordPress.com users create about a half million new posts and 400,000 new comments.
See more statistics here.
Two-thirds of WordPress sites are in English, one of about 120 languages used by WordPress aficionados.