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Research from Cornell University and Beijing University finds retweeting and in other ways sharing information can create a “cognitive overload”. This reaction can interfere with learning and remember what you have just seen. But the analysis of the results goes further by concluding that the overload can decrease performance in the real world. Qi Wang, professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University conducted the experiments at Beijing University with a group of Chinese college students. They were divided in two groups that received a load of messages on Weibo, a Chinese service similar to Twitter. The first group had options either to repost or go on to the next message, while the second only had the latter alternative. And the main outcome is described above of the research project. Please, do not forget to retweet or share this news item.:) Source: Press Release by Cornell University