'Social Media Blackout' Helped Students Stay Focused07:42
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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania made headlines earlier this year when it blocked the use of social networking websites for five days. Now the university has done a postmortem on the experiment, asking students and faculty their opinions.

Many students said they had greater concentration and were more interested in lectures during the blackout.The university also discovered that there are some students and faculty who spend up to 20 hours a day connected to social networking sites.

We hear from Dr. Eric Darr, executive vice president and provost at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

This segment aired on December 14, 2010.

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