I haven't read the article yet either, so I can't comment much more
than that. I thought Amy Harmon's NYT article was very responsible and
interesting. It's worth taking a look at the study itself.
>CMU is also the place where the Rimm "Porn is Everywhere" study was
>done and was the basis of Time's Net Porn coverage.
I wouldn't blame CMU for Rimm. Some colleagues of mine who follow this
kind of research much more closely say the team that did the report
has an excellent reputation.
>Also, I haven't seen it myself, but the little blurbs do nothing to
>assure the reader they are not fallying prey to a common causal fallacy.
I'm not sure what blurbs you've seen, but Harmon's article is *very*
careful to never claim that correlation implies causation. I can only
assume that the researchers themselves get this right; at any rate,
it's certainly not fair to accuse the researchers of this mistake
without specific knowledge.
But hey, who cares about net-loneliness? The world's second biggest
superpower is about to fall into chaos.