Sandra Cortes Professor D. Stansbury English 101 1 September 2015 Focused Summary on Carr’s Article In Nicholas Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”, he explains how he feels that the Web in general is changing they way we think. Carr feels as though the immense about of information at our fingertips is what is keeping us from digging down deeper into our thoughts. He blames the Internet for himself not being able to stay focused on a task or reading a long article through and through. Carr argues that not only does he feel his way of thinking changing but that his friends and acquaintances have also experienced the dilemma at hand. He brings up a good argument about how, in history, technology has changed the way we think before.
Why would they because they no longer have to. Anything they need to find they can just look it up in just a few minutes. A lot of people know a little bit about a lot of things and in the essay “Is Google Making us Stupid”, by Nicolas Carr, Carr calls these type of people “pancake people”. He compares them to more complex thinking people of an older time. A time where the internet and the written word weren’t at the tip of their fingers.
GOALS OF YAHOO: To develop engaging products that delight and inspire by focusing on the things that yahoo has always been great at. Rationale for change in culture 1. Many analysts felt the organizational culture prevalent at Yahoo was one of the major reasons for its failure to compete effectively with its rivals. 2. Yahoo was unable to come up with appealing new products for its consumers in areas like social networking and was lagging in other key growth areas like mobile internet.
For Professor Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, online communication is not as devastating as some critics argue that it reduces people 's ability to read, write, and think in a clear, logical and critical way. They point out considerable problems like reductive abbreviations substitute for complete words and sentences in writing and the fast speed message exchange reduce the time for thinking. On the contrary, Graff and Birkenstein argue that the Internet is only another field that can expose some weak and unsophisticated writers (171). The technology itself has nothing to be blamed, but it is essential for people to step back and discuss how to develop new ability to face the challenge of the new technology. After all, technology improvement
" Is Google Making Us Stupid" By Nicholas Carr refers to the ways technology is negatively affecting our brain function. Carr starts his argument talking about how the internet is a resource we can use for almost anything. As a result, we are becoming more and more dependent on it for simple everyday tasks. Carr states that technology is a distraction and just a "shortcut". According to the article, technology is becoming more important than people.
Putnam (1995, 2000) and his colleagues maintain that ICTs are a root cause for disengagement, either due to time wasted online rather than devoting it to civic affairs (replacement theory) or as a result of disillusionment and distrust resulting from information overflow created by ICTs (media malaise theory) (Gil de Zúñiga & Valenzuela, 2011; Papacharissi, 2009; Schlozman et al., 2010). Contrary to this assertion, Dalton (2006, 2008, 2011, 2012) and his associates contend that ICTs are promoting participation through increased access to information, new opportunities to engage, and the creation of social capital through more diverse, far-reaching virtual social
Within the first sentence, Syme makes his argument to Winston using irony. Syme states that there is a "beauty" to the "destruction of word," which is the use of verbal irony. There is beauty to destruction because with the destruction they are also creating a language. It is also ironic that as they are creating the dictionaries, they are reducing the amount of words to make an entirely new language, Newspeak. Language is always exoanding and becoming larger, but it is opposite in this society.
Motivation 3.0 Academic future In the book “Drive” by Daniel Pink he argues “carrots and sticks” don 't work, they may have worked before but fail in todays 21st century, he advocates businesses and companies should transition into motivation 3.0 autonomy, mastery and purpose because “carrots and sticks” can achieve the opposite of what they’re actually intended for. Motivation 3.0 can be fostered by “type I behavior” that is driven by internal rewards and is self-directed to becoming better at something. I am of two minds about Pinks claim of transitioning to motivation 3.0 on the one hand I agree that it would be more beneficial for companies and businesses on the other hand I am not sure it would work in every type of job considering that most common jobs in a small town like the one I live in are routine jobs, but I do believe that in the academic career it could bring success. The use of motivation 3.0 can be beneficial to students in the academic future. Pink explains the other
Robin Mason (1998) argues that, while earlier forms of educational trade may have undermined local initiatives and perpetuated a cycle of dependency, the Internet facilitates, ‘not so much an exporting as a re-engineering of the educational paradigm to include people from many countries, studying materials designed for a multicultural audience, using technologies which facilitate cross-cultural communications’ (p.45). The technology of the Internet and the Web, he argues, ‘is already breaking down traditional hierarchies and establishing a new kind of democracy about what constitutes knowledge’ (p.46). What is clear is that while traditional hierarchies may be being broken down, they are being replaced by more fluid structures, which nonetheless form patterns of inclusion and exclusion on a global scale (Castells, 1999). Against this backdrop, there has been a growing discussion in exporting countries about how one should teach to diverse groups of students located in different countries. These issues have been particularly pertinent in Australia, because 12.5 per cent of students in tertiary education are foreign citizens (second only to Switzerland) (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2000, 177) and around a third of international students in tertiary education are located offshore (Australian Education International,
He declared it is a major victory in recognizing pseudoscience underlying memories of abuse recovered during psychotherapy. In addition, the Slate magazine did an informal study on online readers and they found out that political beliefs often match false memories. As the vulnerability to false memory seems positively correlated with intelligence, suggestibility and vividness of imagination seem to be stronger predictors. Means that people meant to create false memories based on their knowledge or imagination. Thus, in describing that research, Dr Loftus identified two primary research paradigms.
I do think Carr leaves room to challenge this view, in fact maybe he invites it. Carr asserts "So, yes, you should be skeptical of my skepticism. Perhaps those who dismiss critics of the Internet as Luddites or nostalgist will be proved correct, and from our hyperactive, data-shocked minds will spring a golden age of intellectual discovery and universal wisdom." (7) Carr also reflected, "Maybe I 'm just a worrywart. Just as there 's a tendency to glorify technological progress, there 's a counter tendency to expect the worst of every new tool or machine."
Nicolas Carr, an author and researcher, insinuates that people who use computers and the internet are becoming more shallow human beings and that this technological tool, despite its advantages that are applauded by many, is harming society as a whole. Carr has discussed these thoughts in his book The Shallows, on television in an interview with Stephen Colbert, and in an article in The Atlantic entitled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” While Carr believes that the internet has its place and that it has been extremely helpful to him as a researcher and writer, he also believes that the internet encourages multitasking and boosts superficiality. I share these same thoughts with Carr. While the internet has been extremely helpful in producing a more efficient and fast-paced environment, it has at the same time produced challenges and weaknesses in our society, like multitasking and frivolity. Multitasking is a standard way of life in today’s society.
Have you ever started to write an essay with at least 5 different tabs open unrelated to the subject matter? Nicolas Carr argues in his article “Is Google Making Us Stupid” that the internet is changing our way of thinking for the worst. In many ways this statement is point of view is purely untrue. For starters,, it makes easy communication across the world simpler. Second, the internet makes access to important info that we would have never known much easier.