More Proof That Gadgets Are Good for You

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More Proof That Gadgets Are Good for You

See -- as if we needed confirmation -- gadgetry is good for you.
teens 1108_HOME.JPGWell, maybe I'm taking a small step here, but a new study from the MacArthur Foundation has found that all those hours that teenagers spend socializing on the Internet are not a bad thing.

(And how to they get access to the Internet? Gadgets, of course!)

"It may look as though kids are wasting a lot of time hanging out with new media, whether it's on MySpace or sending instant messages," said Mizuko Ito, lead researcher on the study, Living and Learning With New Media. "But their participation is giving them the technological skills and literacy they need to succeed in the contemporary world. They're learning how to get along with others, how to manage a public identity, how to create a home page." 


More at the New York Times or go directly to the MacArthur Foundation.

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