While some people might not agree with the idea that the Internet is diminishing our intelligence. We’re provided with evidence from a few of Carr’s acquaintances who say that the more they use the Web, the more they have to stay focused on long pieces of writings. These statements make sense, due to the fact that our society has become all about immediacy and less about patience. While I’m an avid user of technology, ranging from the latest MacBook to the next iPhone, I have to agree with Carr’s claim that technology is indeed diminishing our intelligence. A few months ago I was showing my Grandmother the different shortcuts my MacBook offered, such as swiping three fingers up displayed all the open windows, swiping two fingers back loaded the previous Internet page, and she was amazed by the simplicity my
It’s time to turn the computers off. The minds of this generation should not be spoiled by the new wave industrialization called social media. If we do not come to understand the harsh realities that technology shadows under its web of social networking sites soon, we may never be able to repair the damage that it causes. Social media can be a huge blessing, but at the same time, if we’re not careful how we use it, it can become a huge curse. Do I Really Have Join Twitter?
It’s what we are actually saying that’s really mucking up our relationships.” At first brief look, Bernstein’s argument is effective because she gives good examples that support her argument and most people can empathize with. Also, she supports her argument by adding tricks and tips to helps readers improve their interactions on Facebook. However, when I read her article in depth, I found that her argument is weak because she did not study data as statistics, she use some examples that are not related to the main idea ,and she ignores certain age groups that use Facebook the most. Elizabeth Bernstein uses logic effectively by giving good details and examples that most people can relate to, which also support her argument. She was able to reach out to the audience and use the audience’s emotion by using common examples that people faced every day on status updates such as food, daily life, and love life.
In Sherry Turkle’s chapter No Need to Call, she argues that choosing technology over peers is eventually going to lead to isolation. Texting versus calling is a growing concern for today’s society. Soon human interaction will be a foreign concept. Hopefully topics in discussed her book will be influential to the readers. What are we doing with over 3000 friends on the Facebook?
Every day, I hear about a scandal or crime involving media technology. Some argue that the solution to this problem is to get rid of it. However, making alcohol illegal did not stop others from having access. The solution is very complex and the issues may never be solved. In the meantime, use technology responsibly.
Nicholas Carr is the author of the article “Is Goggle making us stupid? Google proponents say that it’s not, they say that we don’t have to use our memory as much as before. Thanks to Google we have more time now to daydream or brainstorm. Or that we can see Google as an huge external hard disk for our brain. Carr thinks that this is bullshit.
SOPA AND PIPA SOPA will have a far reaching effect on the Internet community. It is your right to know the negative and positive effects this will have on you as an internet user. What is Washington's Stand on SOPA? For years authorities have been lamenting the lack of law that will hold in court to convict perpetrators of online piracy and counterfeiting. On May 12, 2011 a bill was proposed to the Senate to address this deficiency, the Protect IP Act or Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (S.965.IS).
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Nicholas Carr and Clay Sharkey debate whether or not the internet is actually making us smarter or dumber. “Never has a communications system played so many roles in our lives- or exerted such broad influences over our thoughts, as the internet does today. “that is one of Carr’s viewpoints. Shirkey believes that “every increase in paperback book to you tube, alarms people accustomed to the restrictions of the old system, convincing them that the new media will make young people stupid. This fear dates back to at least the invention of movable type.” I tend to agree more with Sharkey because there are a lot of learning toold we can gain from the web.