Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr Summary

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In the article, A Qualitative Inquiry into the Contextualized Parental Mediation Practices of Young Children’s Digital Media Use at Home explains as children grow up it has become much easier to access the internet without parents watching. With the daily use of the web, it's become a problem for parents to interact with their children. Some people would rather be browsing throughout the internet then have a conversation face to face. The development of the brain increases throughout our life and every information we put in gets processed into the brain. Throughout the last few decades, the use of technology has increased dramatically, and if children and adults expose themselves to many hours on the internet and don’t exercise brain muscles it can weaken the brains development. Because of this, it has become a borderline between parents and children on how much internet they should be using. To protect the health of a child's well-being and future parents need to encourage their kids to go out and do something or just talk about their day without having to look at their phone or computer. …show more content…

He tends to fidget, lose track, or try to find something else to do. Carr then realized that he's been spending most of his time on the internet. Carr (p. 88) said, “Research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes” He believes that the web is making us stupid. We have become lazy and impatient no more countless hours in the library with a stack of books, digging for information on one subject. We rely too much on the computer to do all the information we can now type a question on Google, and automatically we have the answer, and we want to believe the answer is right because we don't want to spend hours clicking different articles online and reading

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