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Stob Baroness Susan Greenfield, head of the Royal Institution and occasional star of Ben Goldacre's Bad Science column, has dramatically claimed, via the offices of the Daily Mail, that social websites harm children's brains.

I think the Baroness misses a trick. Children are not the problem in my experience. My difficulty is the harm social websites seem to do to the minds of a subsection of the middle-aged population, specifically my friends.


Verity Stob's VisageMate News page

What's on your brain right now?

Iain is delighted that the weekend is nearly with us.

Mike commented: Sweet!

Verity commented: Eh? You mean TGIW? A tad premature, perhaps?

Johnboy is looking forward to a day of most excellent clicky action... as we give the ozzies the pummelling they deserve and win back our ashes... hey there rickie wotcher gonna do, cos freddie's on the war path and you’re a load of poo... barmy army forever... history will be made today...

Verity commented: What, like the Seven Years' War?

Jacquie took a quiz 'If you were an element, which element would you be?' The answer was: Metal

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Mike commented: Sweet!

Verity commented: What does that mean?

Jacquie commented: @Verity, it's just a bit of fun.

Verity commented: I meant, what does it mean, 'the answer was Metal'? Since when was 'metal' an element? It's not a chemical element, it's not an earth-wind-and-fire element. What does it mean?

Jacquie commented: It's just a bit of fun.

Verity commented: In what respect are you like a metal? Do you form a salt and water when dilute hydrochloric acid is added to you? Are you malleable and ductile?

Jacquie commented: It's just a bit of fun.

Verity commented: I've googled up this quiz. Q5 is 'If you carried a wepon [sic] what would it be?' Why are you answering this illiterate rubbish?

Jacquie commented: It's just a bit of fun.

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Jeff's Twirping Service relays his latest 140 character twirp: Woke up with a biT of a headache and then went downstairs to look for the Ibuprofen but Jean's taken away all the Ibuprofen because it cang

Click here to add your Twirping Service to VisageMate. Share your Twirpy goodness with all your Twirpy friends!

Charlette [via her iPhone 3G] is at the airport. Hey ho another trip to New York. It's a tough life, but somebody's got to do it!

Mike commented: Envy you! Sweet!

Verity posted a YouTube link: Hey, this is quite amusing. Tuneful mickey-take of all those Hollywood explosions where the perpetrator strolls away, too important to look around.

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Nobody liked this.

Johnboy uh oh... not the opening we were looking for...  just what we have come to expect from cooky... lets hope straussy can pull out the big one... really need 200 by lunch.

Susie: Had BLT sandwich for lunch. Got a bit of lettuce stuck on my tooth, and I didn't notice. Did I look like an idiot! lol!

53 people liked this

Mike commented: Sweet!

Amy commented: lol!!! that is just perfect!!!

Katsumi commented: Lol!! That. is. just. the. funniest. food. humiliation. evvah.

Gary commented: Omigod Susie! Need another new keyboard!

Eric commented: Krazy girl!! lol!

Eric commented: Almost as funny as the time I got doughnut sugar on my nose

Katsumi commented: Lol!! That. was. the. funniest. donut. incident. evvah.

Penny commented: @Eric: lol!

Mike commented: @Eric: Sweet!

Katsumi's Twirping Service relays her latest 140 character twirp: Catch #lettuceontooth Susie on VisageMate http://ky.jlly/t00th Best. food. humiliation. evva.

Gordon has added a new post to his blog That's certainly what I call programming

Gee - I see I haven't posted here for over eight months. Well, it's all go here. Remember how I told you that Richard and I were getting together to refactor the C++ library to make it platform-independent? That didn't happen cos Richard got laid off.

Johnboy is looking for some favourable precipitation here... all out for 72...  i really don't know why they bother... it’s a disgrace... what were the selectors thinking of... i shall be like captain know-all at mount arafat... god said let there be rain and behold there was rain...

Verity commented: Do you mean Noah at Mount Ararat?

Jeff's Twirping Service relays his latest 140 character twirp: Actually aserious as out of insulin so went downstairs but Jean has double locked the door and couldn't find spare key so stuck here please

Don't be a Twirp - be a Twirp Twirp! Use Twirp to stay in touch at all times.

BusyLink status update. Busy busy busy!

Andrew now has 23 more contacts. You Verity have 1 more contacts.

Francis has been recommended 145 times. You Verity have been recommended 1 times, but 0 times by non-relatives.

Mark has been declared London busy bee of the month. You Verity haven't.

BusyLink - the business social site for people too busy and important for other social sites.

Verity posted a joke using JokeSpurt:

A Yorkshireman takes his cat to the vet.
Yorkshireman: Ah've coom to see thee abaht me cat.
Vet: Is it a tom?
Yorkshireman: Nay lass, I've browt it wi' me.

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