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Blogging, Twitter Make Us Smarter

Scanning the Internet today I found a pair of pieces by writer and columnist Clive Thompson — one, for The Globe and Mail, another, for Wired magazine, that focus on how our brains get a boost when we're using social media and blogging. "The fact that so many of us are writing has changed the way we think ... " he . "Just as we now live in public, so do we think in public." Granted, 90 percent of blog content out there is lousy, something . But we are willing to put our thinking out there, explain how we arrived at our positions and share the content that helped us along the way is advancing global knowledge, Thompson says. The argument is this: Writing in public, whether it's in the form of blogs or microblogs, like a Twitter stream, is forcing us to be clearer, more convincing and smarter/Elise Hu, NPR All Things Considered. More here.

Question: Do you feel smarter by engaging in social media, like blogs and Twitter?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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