When Carr asks the question is google making us stupid, he may have set an alarm for many. In the story he gets deep explanation of how the internet influences the brain. The explanation he gives us is how computers have altered the way we work, how we organize information, share news, communicate, and how we search for, read, and absorb information. Carr's analysis incorporates research, as well as philosophy, science, history, and cultural developments. He investigates how the media and tools we use shape the development of our thinking and considers how we relate to and think about our brains.
The Internet is a technology that changed the way we read. The Internet causes us to loose focus or to just skim through information really quickly. The need to get information quickly, rather than spending the time to read a book, is due to the Internet. When I need to read something for a class I would much rather go to Spark Notes on the Internet, rather than read a complete book. The Internet has helped reading to evolve.
Not only does Carr believe this but states others, including friends and colleagues are also experiencing this affect. Carr’s goal is to push readers to think more critically about the negative impact internet usage can have on one’s ability to read and articulate articles. Although Carr provides some anecdotal evidence it is not sufficient evidence to prove that Google is making us stupid. In completing a critical analysis of Carr’s essay I will examine both the weaknesses and strengths of his argument and provide research and literature to support my belief that Google is not in fact making us stupid. Carr begins his essay by saying “I’ve had the uncomfortable feeling that over the past few years someone, or something has been tinkering with [his] brain”(91).
He says that instead of serving as a “bridge” to enhance student research, it has mainly become a source of entertainment (1). This statement sets the atmosphere of the article and introduces one of the reasons Bugeja decides to formulate an argument against it. As it is mention in the article, he considers technology and social networks such as Facebook a source of distraction that affect academy in many levels. Here, he presents a list of the four main reasons he considers important to argue against these social networks. This provides a reader the opportunity to analyze his proposal and either agree or disagree with his
Summary of “Is Google Making Us Stupid” by Nicholas Carr Nicholas Carr argues in, “Is Google Making us Stupid?” that the internet is changing the way we think. The internet looks to be slowly taking away the ability to focus very long, and is becoming the most widely used medium for information. Carr has the feeling that he no longer thinks like he used to. Reading a long book or article is no longer enjoyable to him. He attributes this feeling to the extensive use of the internet and computers, even though this usage of the internet has been to help him write.
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.
Is the internet a good influence on advertisements? Thinking ahead, advertisements have a massive impact on reality. Chiat states that at times, a person believes that advertisements are imaginary and not real, but it is the media that introduces the new inventions and creations that arise across the world. Moreover, there is nothing worthless in the world. The information that is shown in advertisements is truthful as it corresponds to the features of a product, and sometimes demonstrates the specialty of particular products than others.
Sweeping the Nation In the essay “Facing the Facebook” by Michael Bugeja you will learn about problems college students are facing because of advanced technology such as Ipods, PDA’s, cell pones, and online communities. This is not only impairing students in the educational sense but in judicial sense. Michael Bugeja makes an excellent point about technology these days and how it is affecting our world negatively. In the summary below you will read about some his points and see how genuine they are. In the essay Michael Bugeja essay he points out how the use of modern technology is affecting students.
In The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, the author, Nicholas Carr gives an in-depth description of the advances in technology and what effect these advancements have done to our society. Carr gives examples of the effects of several different types of modern technology but concentrates mostly on the effects of the Internet. This book is particularly persuasive in the way Carr argues and backs his idea with personal experience and opinions. In this paper, I will apply Carr’s idea of the Internet as a medium way people read and process information to my own experiences as a reader. I will focus, specifically, on my reading process; how it is changed, for better or worse, depending on such things as genre and the impact of the
On the internet, there are three main types of dishonesty—the intentional, the unintentional, and the unavoidable. There are two articles that I will be using to show you how and why this is true—Billy Sim by Chuck Klosterman, and Managing Impressions Online: Self-Presentation Processes in the Online Dating Environment by Nicole Ellison, Rebecca Heino, and Jennifer Gibbs. The article is one of the first articles to explore the habits and trends of people in the online dating community—especially regarding deceit. Billy Sims is an opinionated article about a man discovering unintentionally deep truths about people and himself while playing the Sims—a very, very different type of virtual self than online dating. With these two resources, I will show how dishonesty online can be very real, and have very real consequences, but