Is The Internet Making Us Stupid?

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Is the internet making us stupid? That’s the great controversy in our society these days. Believe it or not internet is making us more and more lazy by the minute. Not to mention that, it distracts us from what we’re really supposed to be doing, but also it has slowly downgraded our intelligence. By all means, internet has been a blessing, however, in the same way a knife to the way we’re thinking. Therefore, internet has elevated our stupidity and made all of our lives easier for the worst. Ten or more years ago, students would go to the library for research and search through books and read to find out what they needed. It would take them hours to finish their research. But now in today’s civilization just by a click of a button you have what you need. In matters of seconds you get what you are searching for and all you’ll do is skim through it and there you have your research. Like Nicholas Carr states in his article “Research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes.” It has made us so lazy that we won’t even attempt to read the information. “It is clear that users are not reading online in the traditional sense; indeed there are signs that new forms of “reading” are emerging as users “power browse” horizontally through titles, contents pages and abstracts going for quick wins. It almost seems that they go online to avoid reading in the traditional sense.” states Nicholas Carr in the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid”. Has it ever happened that you stayed on the computer for hours and all you have written is your name and date? This is another effect that the internet has on us today. We easily get distracted and open new tabs to go on face book or any other social websites and make us procrastinate even more. We feel it’s easy to just search up an article in the internet and not even bother to read
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