A group of researchers wondered if there were a correlation between symptoms of depression and Internet usage. Their study (which researchers are wont to conduct) showed that depressives are more likely to switch between applications, check email more frequently, and (illegally) download movies and music than their non-depressed counterparts. They propose a software program that monitors Internet usage and would “alert [users] when [their] usage patterns might signal symptoms of depression.”

[Source: The NY Times]