Andrew Nusca

Former editor

Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily News. He is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University. He also happens to be a reformed rock drummer who digs food, cities, words and neckties. He is based in New York.

Andrew Nusca does not hold any investments in the companies he covers.

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Will Facebook 'infantilize' the human mind?

Will Facebook 'infantilize' the human mind?

Social network sites risk infantilizing the 21st century mind, leaving it characterized by short attention spans, sensationalism, inability to empathize and a shaky sense of identity, according to a leading neuroscientist profiled in the Guardian (UK).A professor of synaptic pharmacology at Lincoln college, Oxford says there are broad cultural and psychological effect of on-screen friendships via Facebook, Bebo and Twitter.

February 23, 2009 by in Social Enterprise