Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!



Facebook Users Get Lower Grades In College

perelgut Interesting but very limited study (284 comments)

71 undergrads and 43 grads, one university, nothing normalized for anything except hours on facebook and self-reported GPA.

It's hard to even pull that much since it appears that this is only a poster presentation.

I'd love to see a real study of 1000's of students from colleges and universities around the world. Even better, to also consider tools other than Facebook, but I'd settle for just the one tool.

I don't doubt that there is some potential for the results to be accurate but there's way too little information and way too many variables that haven't been taken into consideration. And the story is being picked up by the wire services as "proof" that social tools are harmful.

more than 5 years ago

Android Also Comes With a Kill-Switch

perelgut Liability? (300 comments)

I'm curious how this affects the sort of safe harbour-ish thinking that says you're legally safe if you don't know what's happening and if anyone can use you for good purposes. But hanging out a kill-switch means you expect to review and approve (or, potentially, remove) apps which means Google would suddenly be liable for anything written with Android???

about 6 years ago


perelgut hasn't submitted any stories.


perelgut has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?