Depressed People Surf the Web Differently…

Depressed People Surf the Web Differently

It turns out depressed persons spend a lot more time flipping around the Internet randomly, have less consistent usage times and use more file-sharing programs and (this one surprised me) sent out more e-mails.

Researchers said the random Internet patterns (such as watching a video followed by an email to watching part of another video to reading part this article, etc.) could point toward trouble concentrating, a symptom of depression.

Usage itself was erratic, too: some students would spend hours a day online then not touch the computer for two days.

More info: http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20120517/9915/depression-internet-usage.htm

Via: http://dvice.com/archives/2012/05/depression-lead.php

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