《中英對照讀新聞》Using Facebook makes you shallow, according to psychologists 心理學家指出，使用臉書使人膚淺
Texting and using social media can result in cognitive and moral "shallowness". Research shows people who frequently text or use social media were less likely to engage in "reflective thought". The study assessed participant’s texting and social media habits and measured how reflective they were, as well as analysing their attitudes towards certain moral or hedonistic life goals.
The study found the more participants texted, the less likely they were to place importance on moral life goals and more likely to view hedonism as important. The study also found that people who used more social media were less likely to be reflective than people who used it less.
Tech writer Nicholas G Carr, in his Pulitzer nominated book The Shallows, discussed the possibility that the internet is changing "the way we think, read and remember". Carr speculated that the internet was causing a decline in reflective thought. The reason for this is largely the fast-paced nature of internet communication, which usually involves short comments and messages that don’t take long to process.
His idea is that as we get more used to short and fast communication, we also get used to similarly short and fast thinking. Maybe that’s why using Facebook make you "shallow".
shallow：形容詞，淺的，膚淺的。例句：All his books are shallow.（他的著作都很膚淺。）
Hedonism：名詞，享樂主義、快樂論。例句：Hedonism has been criticized over the years by the conservative party.（享樂主義多年來都飽受保守黨批評。）
reflective：形容詞，反省的，反射的。例句： Reflective thinking is important to young adolescents.（反省思考對年輕人很重要。）