Summary Of Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr

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As the phenomenon of the Internet becomes more accessible to most groups of people, it has been seen as both appreciation and criticism. In "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" by Nicholas Carr argues that the way we think and the style of reading has changed because the Internet is easy to use. In the article “Small Change,” Malcolm Gladwell discusses the pros and cons of social media on activism in modern times as compared through activism in the 1960’s. In Douglas Rushkoff’s documentary “Generation Like,” we gain a deeper understanding of how companies are increasingly working to target and exploit a teen’s quest for identity by empowering them thorough social media. In this paper I will explain how the Internet and social media have influenced …show more content…

I can … become a struggle."(p. 92). Using the example of his friends who have similar experience but this evidence is not strong enough though it acts as a useful example to help his audience relate to his ethos argument. Carr later does supports his claim with logos by referring to a study in the UK, which found that people using their sites "exhibited 'a form of skimming activity,' hopping from one source to another and rarely returning to any source they'd already visited."(p. 93). We see the argument that the Internet is a useful tool but it is negatively impacting our …show more content…

With social networking and social media widely available to almost everyone in the world today, they are still not strong enough for spreading social movements to start revolution. Malcolm Gladwell argues that strong social movements, for example the civil rights movement, require strong ties in both the participants and hierarchical organizations whereas social networking websites has weak ties and lacks organization. Gladwell supports this by saying, “activism succeeds not by motivating people to make a real sacrifice but by motivating them to do the things that people do when they are not motivated enough to make a real sacrifice.”(p.

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