Analysis Of Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr

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Every day the world is being introduced to new technology to make life easier for people. In the article, “Is google making us stupid”, author Nicholas Carr tells us about how he believes that the internet is making us stupid by changing the way our brain processes information. Carr begins to tell us how the web is causing these issues such as how he can no longer be occupied in a book for a long period of time. He then starts to talk about how his whole life is surrounded by the internet and that is to blame for the problem he has with being able to stay focused while reading; but he also talks about how at the same time the internet benefited him so much because he is a writer. When reading this article, you can see that Carr uses a lot of…show more content…
By doing this the evidence from the other writers keeps the reader drawn in to show the effects the internet has on us. Carr says that the articles he gained information from said, “It is clear that users are not reading online in the traditional sense”; that the way we read now is what you would call ‘skimming’ or reading “horizontally through titles, contents pages and abstracts going for quick wins”. When reading on the internet, people have stopped reading entire articles, instead we bounce from site to site until we gather the information we need. Carr puts this information there so the reader can relate to it. In the article, he uses to support his argument, he agrees how people, lose attention rather rapidly when reading on the internet, and it is causing people to lose concentration when looking at physical readings. This information that gathered helps his article because it is not in conflict with what he said. Another good example of logos that carr implements is when a writer, Maryanne Wolf, says that because of text messaging and cell phones we are undergoing a different type of reading than the people in the past; a kind of reading that “may be weakening our capacity for the kind of deep reading”. This is useful because it is evidence aimed towards a younger group and so it pulls in a different kind of audience. This is an example of logos because it is based on facts and evidence, but can also
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