Summary Of Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr

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In the article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid”, the main idea of the author, Nicholas Carr explains that the internet becomes the biggest source of information so it starts to affect our brain in the abilities of read books and other critical thinking. He states that Google being a perfect search engine which is changing the way the people read and write in many ways. Carr says, “research required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can be done in minutes” (Carr 348). The use of internet provides the knowledge efficiency much faster than before. He proves that you can get access to the information by doing a few google searches can give you some quick hyperlinks propel you toward the information. At first, Carr discusses about …show more content…

For example, Bruce Friedman, who Carr mentions, says, “I now have almost totally lost the ability to read and absorb a longish article on the web or in print” (348). This concludes that internet has altered his mental habits. He provides many evidences such as a few internet behaviors to let the audience to conclude about his points. Another example that Carr explains very well on how text on the internet is using fast and profitable. He talks about how the internet make other people money and how our critical thinking skills and reading skills are decaying in the process of using the internet. He talks about the study report that people go online to avoid reading in the traditional sense. For example, one of the study reports, “It is clear … traditional sense (349) proves people, who use the internet, never return to any source they’ve visited. They just take the information and quickly jump to another source. He tries to give his audiences, mostly everyone who uses the internet about his argument by providing what we are losing over time in the process of using internet as our main information source. One more thing, Carr says that Google has made everything easier for people to take in

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