He is trying to prove that our generation is consumed by the Internet. In addition to this, I feel his argument is effective because he builds credibility with personal facts, using statistics, and making emotional appeals throughout the essay. He gives many details and examples to backup and support his argument. Nicholas Carr gives himself credibility by stating that he knows what’s going on in his own mind, this is where he is uses ethos. “For more than a decade now, I’ve been spending a lot of time online, searching and surfing and sometimes adding to the great databases of the Internet.”(736) He then goes on about how finding what you need used to require days and now can be done in just a few minutes.
Since the advent of the personal computer, the amount of information and interconnectedness between people has dramatically increased. With one click of a button someone could go from checking the scores of their favorite football team to conversing with a friend anywhere in the world. In “Is Google Making Us Stupid” by Nicholas Carr, he explores the consequences of the massive amounts of information one can obtain via the internet. While I agree with Carr on the effects the internet has on how people read, there is a limit to the amount of people the internet actually affects. Throughout his paper Carr continually provides evidence that supports his claim that the amount of information that the internet provides is changing the way people
Government surveillance can have adverse effects on anyone’s life as it can be used to harm an individual’s reputation by exposing their personal information. In the digital age, terrorist’s use of the internet has increased to such an extent that all their communication and daily transactions occur on the internet. Keeping a close watch of the internet is almost necessary to prevent an unforeseen circumstance and to limit the approach of terrorist organizations around the world. The internet serves as the main source for recruits, funding and information, so limiting their access to the internet can prove effective in countering terrorists. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the question if government surveillance is necessary to counter terrorism.
Adrienne Lafrance, in ¨Alphabet, Jigsaw, and the Puzzle of Google’s New Brand,¨ conveys a message that consumers need to take a closer look at companies because are deceiving consumers through branding. The author transmits this message through using the rhetorical triangle, diction, and rhetorical transaction. The rhetorical triangle is the first technique most authors use when writing. Lafrance wrote her article towards a tech-savvy audience and posted it in the technology section of The Atlantic. This will ensure that the correct audience will read her article.
"¬†¬†In our World, threats to our Country are common and are becoming frequent. Issues like bullying, extremism, terrorism, and even the illegal production and distribution of drugs threaten all parts of the world more than ever. Not to mention, our increasing dependence on technology for business transactions, work, school, and storage of information has opened up a medium to effectuate these actions. The use of the internet no doubt is beneficial but like anything else, it can, and has been put to ill use. Controversy has been stirred up concerning the monitoring of internet content by the government.
One thing that really stood out to me when Carr talks about the Intellectual Technology is the internet sites or brands that conquer the Internet. Some examples of this is Netflix, Amazon, and Ebay where the big companies take over the internet. Stores where people would use to shop in, and buy things what is now all online. As he wraps up he shows what we are losing with the internet being our main information source.
In Bill Wasik’s article, “My Crowd Experiment: The Mob Project,” he recounts how he united a substantial amount of people together for an unidentified cause. He analyzes how the power of social media and different cultural conditions can affect society at large. Wasik fabricated the flash mob idea initially from pure boredom. He was able to grasp people’s attention to participate in an unusual action located in a public place. His social experiment is a phenomenon that is made possible from modern communications in technology.
Employee privacy rights include the protection of his personal information and tasks at work. Due to the expansion of new technologies and the rise of the Internet, employees begin to concern about their privacy threat in the workplace. All these new high technology overpass the limits of information privacy. Kovacs mentions in his TED talk “Tracking our online trackers” that the Internet has opened up the world to us, but it also opened us to the world (Kovacs, 2012).The cost of this exchange is our privacy. Kovacs says that every single detail including our birth dates or our interests is recorded by unknown users.
Summary-Analysis Assignment In Steven Pinker’s article “Mind over Mass Media” he shares his point of view over an argument that was formed by the media critics. The critics are applying that technology media is affecting our intellect. According to Steven’s observation the media does not have a negative effect to our intellect. In fact he explains that electronic technology and electronic devices increases our intellect. These days Scientists are using emails as a form of business communication and is highly effective.
The informative speech that I spoke about was Human Trafficking. The reason I came up with this topic is because at first during the group speech I brainstormed topics by searching the internet as also wondering what topics I wanted to speak about and this one came up. Due to that, it is a serious corruption that is happening all over the world. Secondly, there are countless movies that are out about this problem. Thirdly, I feel that I could’ve informed my classmates to get the concern about human trafficking.