Carr's Rhetorical Analysis On Google

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Carr’s thesis is well written, because it identifies the rhetorical strategies at work. Carr’s article uses etho’s, patho’s, and especially logo’s to persuade the reader that the internet has negative influence on society. The rhetorical situation in Carr’s article is his reasoning that Google is making us stupid. So by relating to the audience using etho’s, by mentioning people’s brains for patho’s, and by persuading the audience to believe his stand with research to back it up using logo’s. Carr’s use of etho’s was used in a way to relate to the audience and their everyday life, which nowadays the internet is always a part of. He, himself said that he used to be able to read and retain the information he read, but now he just browses and…show more content…
Stating Google has become so powerful that it can practically predict what one wants to find on the internet. In the end, Carr, is persuading people that to remain keen and intelligent they should always fall back on the “Traditional” ways to read, but at the same time it doesn’t hurt to skim an article to retain what is necessary. So, his message is that Google is not actually making people stupid, it is just making people forget the traditional sense of reading which is causing the lack of attention in today’s world compared to when there were no computers, internet, or Google. I feel the rapid changes of the digital era haven’t too much affected me. I grew up in an age where devices and communications were on an uproar. Believe the old generation has to look at it from a completely different perspective. The way technology is set up today it is allowing us 24/7 access to voice everything, including frustrations and our own thoughts and opinions which is positive. The negative aspect on the other hand is that when individuals express their opinion someone on the other side of the glass is going to be in disagreement, in turn, may cause an argument even befriended. To be perfectly honest no one knows what the future has in stored for us. Just know it’s something that all of us have to adapt and overcome. However, I do believe the future of learning and collective knowledge will eventually become ALL computer generated versus using teachers or professors to instruct
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