Digital media may affect morality


From The Straits Times:

WASHINGTON: Rapid-fire digital media such as 24-hour news bulletins and status updates from Twitter and Facebook may confuse our moral compasses, new research suggests.

In a new study to be published next week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found that emotions related to our sense of morality, such as admiration and compassion, take much longer to form than our visceral reactions to pain or physical suffering.

Hmm…hence the importance of Cyberwellness and Digital Citizenship?

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