Carr believes that Google and other search engines are trying to replace the human brain, and the way we think. He also, fears the internet will one day replace the use for the human
Carr’s argument that the internet is making us stupid is very easy to argue when thinking about all the resources we have today. For example like wikipedia, online schooling and even online college courses all things allowed by the web. Many people use wikipedia to help them learn about an unknown subject that will help them gain more information. The internet allows us to learn more about particular subjects, giving us more knowledge and making us feel less stupid. What people fail to realize is that although the internet has an endless amount of information, we the users don 't try to access all of it.
Is this healthy, is this causing more than a minor issue? Nicholas Carr and Clive Thompson both talk about technology and the impacts on it, but through two different views. Yet I still believe either way that technology can negatively affect your social life and relationships you hold with others, but especially friends and family. Nicholas Carrs essay, “Is Google Making Us Stupid” he argues that using the internet as our search engine and reading source is altering the way that we read and process information. “Never has a communications system played so many roles in our lives-or exerted such broad influence over our thoughts-as the internet does today,” (Carr 321).
It was written by a man named Nicholas Carr and it attempts to prove to the reader that our access to search engines, such as Google, are making us lazy in looking for answers. This has lead to people trying to find the fastest way to do things or find the “shortcut” in a problem. By looking for the quickest, most efficient solution, the article insinuates that we are becoming “stupid” by using search engines because the process of searching for an answer helps to stimulate intelligence. The overall argument being debated is whether Google is making us dumber because of the fact that it gives us so much information at our disposal, it makes reading multiple textbooks to find the same answer that we could “Google” in ten seconds irrelevant. In short, the article argues the theory that; if we are not improving our minds and stimulating our intelligence by researching for solutions, we are becoming dumber by having a search engine do it for
With this regulation, sick people would only get sicker because they can’t afford the medications. Moreover, this accord also forces Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to monitor the users’ activities in the Internet. TPP requires the Internet intermediaries to filter all communications in the Internet for potentially copyright-infringing materials and disclose their customers’ identity to IP rights-holders. This basically means that the ISP will be spying on their users and give away their users’ identities along with their private data, meaning the customers’ privacy are not safe anymore. The Internet users can’t post their ideas freely in the Internet anymore, as only sharing a link to a social media might already be considered as a copyright infringement act.
He presents three effects that he sees as more damaging to our society. First, the new infrastructure such as Facebook and Twitter, social media are the sites where people are connected and have curated our own pages to reflect ourselves. Second, the lack of ability to detect bias in a media environment. Third, there is a watershed, in the cultural authority of knowledge that makes a difference to not only journalism but other key institutions of modern life, including science, medicine, and
In Chuck Klosterman’s book “I Wear the Black Hat”, the chapter “Electric Funeral” he focuses on a special type of villain, the technocrat. A technocrat is technically skilled in computer websites. Klosterman tells us about three “villains” who are technocrats that have made such websites and social media applications. Creating websites or social media applications such as where you can get music illegally, find out information about your favorite celebrity that no one else knows and getting leaked information about what’s happening around the world that’s property of the US government, these websites can cause harm whether emotionally or physically. Klosterman believes we really are powerless to control our future because of the ongoing technocracy that’s coming out within the years.
Censorship is all about deciding on what people can see with in the media that revolves around the world. Censorship puts a wall around harmful, sensitive or inconvenient speech or communication. All around the world censorship has taken place to limit certain material to the public that leaders didn’t want them seeing or listening to. According to Mob Notes, it states, “Two-thirds of the world 's internet users live under regimes of government censorship” (Mob Notes). Restrictions to media around the world could bring positive and negative outcomes to society.
As a result, people are willing to justify unethical means of advancing themselves if they will significantly benefit. With this in mind, Carter defines "corruption" as "getting away with things we know to be wrong" (188). Getting away with immoral acts, regardless of scale, will reinforce an individual 's unethical behavior. In effect, the morality rooted in these individuals are weakened, leading them to justify frequent or larger unethical behavior. In his article, "A Whole Lot of Cheatin ' Going On", Mark Clayton blames easy access to the internet as a contributing factor in the rise of students cheating in college (208).
Bob Greene is a contributor for CNN and his article “ Will ‘showrooming’ kill businesses” brings to light a new issue created by modern day use of the Internet. Bob Greene discusses a new phenomenon known “show rooming”. Greene defines “show rooming” by quoting Any Zimmerman, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, and describes it as “ the act of shoppers coming into a store to see a product in person, only to buy it from a rival online, frequently at a lower price”. Many people do this but fail to realize the negative impact this has on both small and large businesses owners. I sympathize with the merchant of the small business owners whom this effects due to “showrooming” harmful and unfair effect it has, even though it is most convenient to the buyer.
If your company site does not appear on the first page of search engine results your company may be regarded as non-existent in the online world. More often than not, searchers do not move past the first page when selecting sites from the search engine page. The key to a high SEO is to use relevant key words that will enable your site to appear in results. 4. Make your website mobile optimized The need to browse the web on a personal computer is a thing of the past.
Carr also comments that the internet makes people more shallow –thus the title of his well-known book. This is because the internet takes away from attentive thinking. The internet constantly bombards its viewers with a lot of varying information and because of this the viewer is forced to multitask and loses focus of any original, contemplative thoughts. This multitasking effect is a key element to the very design and business model of the internet, as Carr suggests in his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” The faster a computer user can read and click, in other words the more the user can multitask, the more he/she gets to see, and the “more opportunities Google and other companies gain to collect information about us and to feed us advertisements.” Thus, in the end, internet multitasking negatively affects users but positively benefits the inventors and marketers. William Badke expounds upon this very idea in his article “How Stupid Is Google Making Us?” According
In the article Is Google Making Us Stupid by Nicholas Carr, published in, The Atlantic Monthly, Nicholas uses opinion based facts to defend his theory that this generation 's intelligence is being extinguished by the internet. His opinion towards our generation can be summarized by the term Juvenoia: “ the fear or hostility directed by an older generation toward a younger one, or toward youth culture in general” a term coined by David Finkelhor. This “fear or hostility” that Carr directs toward our generation is based on the beliefs and technology he grew up with. However, Carr bases his opinions on the comparison of our generation to his. This comparison being “research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes”(Carr par 3).
Throughout Too much Facebook, An exploratory explanation of social media fatigue I saw that the organization of the article had a negative effect on their paper because it confuses the reader. It makes the research paper notes as strong nor interesting.One example is when they say the definition of what is social media fatigue in the first paragraph. Later on paragraph 1.2 it defines it again. This makes this article redundant with what it 's trying to say. In their articles the use of statistics was something that was good.