This article examines the potential for social media to increase user intelligence. It explores the notion that, while social media has been shown to increase engagement in certain areas, it can actually decrease users' ability to engage in critical thinking and other forms of problem solving. It also looks at how social media can lead to distraction, which can impede learning. Finally, it looks at how social media can be used to share useful information, which can help to increase intelligence and knowledge. The article concludes that while social media can be used to increase intelligence, it is largely dependent on how it is used.