Nowdays, people started to forget that the internet and new media technologies intersperse our notice but the book helps to keep our attention. So people need to read a books in order to improve their attention. In the article “ Does the Internet Make you Dumber or Smarter?, “ Nicholas Carr asks question that does the internet make people dumber or smarter?. I think a lot of people want to know the answers too. Carr thinks that the net makes people dumper because he proved the net makes people scattered and superficial thinkers.
Is Google Making Us Stupid? 9/30/2012 ENG140 Introduction to Writing Kanesha Howard In Nicholas Carr’s story “Is Google Making Us Stupid” his main point is the question, is quick access to the internet making humans more impatient to read and want to skim through stuff more. This story is a very well informative story. Carr uses google as a metaphor for the wider internet. When Carr asks the question is google making us stupid, he may have set an alarm for many.
He points out, “When I mentions my troubles with reading to friends, many say they’re suffering from similar afflictions. The more they use the Web, the more they have to fight to stay focused on long pieces of writing” (315). Even though he thought he was the only one suffering from no longer having the ability to read at his former level, he learned that his friends were also having trouble. Carr continues explaining how some have totally lost the ability to read and absorb long articles on the Web or in print (316). He says how some are having a difficult time and will not read more than three or four paragraphs because it is “too much” and they will skim
In other words, as we get older, we have a harder time with distractions online with the Internet, Facebook, and such. Finally, some people say that using Google will make a person stupid, which is true for some, but others like me, actually use it for research and to learn as well. Experienced Internet users actually showed increased brain activity, with more advanced decision-making skills and complex reasoning. In simple terms, the inexperienced Internet users lagged behind. This is either a win or lose for using Google, it help some, but also fails others.
He says that as the internet becomes our primary source of information, it is affecting our ability to read books and other long narratives. This process of rewiring our brains carries the danger of crushing human experience. The author uses many specific examples and statistics to demonstrate his point of view. Carr argues whether our reading and writing habits may be affected by the search engines on Google. He explains how people are on a disadvantage when they rely on e-books rather than books.
Jane Mukala Professor Hart ENG 101 March 18, 2015 Does The Internet Make You Dumber? Nicholas Carr argues that the internet has bad effects on the brain. He says that the internet makes it harder to remember anything, and that it is harder to move memories into long term memories. Carr thinks that by skimming information, it will diminish the ability to read long texts; I disagree with him because the internet makes actually makes us smarter and think accurate because we are aware of every little information around us. Carr thinks that excessive use of the internet might cause permanent changes to the way our brains work and we don’t have to remember as much, because we have RAM (Random Access Memory).
Cody Janowski 12/2/10 English Comp Assignment 4 The Internet has undoubtedly changed the way people live their lives. Any information we could possibly want- and more- is at our disposal, and has made life for us incredibly convenient and easy; some, however, might say too easy. One of these people is Nicholas Carr, author of the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” featured in the July/August 2008 edition of The Atlantic. Carr argues that the Net seems to be slowly demolishing our abilities to concentrate on one subject, as well as contemplate information, based on the ease of access to everything the Internet provides today. I agree with Carr to an extent; however I would say that his theory most certainly does not apply to everyone.
Glennis Garcia Mukherjee English 1113 09/19/2012 Anonymous Cowards: A Summary The Growing Cowardice of Online Anonymity by Richard Bernstein is an essay that describes how Internet users nowadays prefer to be anonymous while been on the net. It shows the negative sides of allowing people to be anonymous online, usually posting inappropriate content on sites. Anonymity has grown from being used mainly for newspapers to now it being misused by individuals with no shame of writing what there sometimes hard opinions that sometimes affect other individuals. As the Internet use has grown, so has the anonymity many people find it alright to hide behind an anonymous post afraid many don’t think the way they do. Others hide themselves because they are posting negative and improper things about a subject or about someone in particular.
Carr does this to show just how big of an impact that the internet has not only on the literary society, but society as a whole. This essay is primarily a convincing essay, in that Carr is attempting to explain why Google is creating an attention-deficit society. He states that, “Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy article used to be easy.”(603) Nicholas then goes on to mention how his concentration starts to wonder after reading two to three pages. The intimate relationship between the reader and the text is lost. Carr feels as though he has to constantly find his way back to the original text because of distractions.
Tevin Hutchinson 11/10/2012 English 102 Technology plays a huge role in our everyday life. I do believe that technology has made our lives easier, but it also has made us more dependent on the technology itself. When using the internet for a dictionary you could easily get distracted. Anyone can put anything on the internet, so what you find might not be accurate. Most people find that looking things up on the internet is distracting because you are already on the web so why not check YouTube for a funny video, or update your status on the social network.