Summary Of Is Google Making USupid By Nicholas Carr

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Shawntae Aikens

Technology has a found a way into our lives where we use it everyday, and some have come to the point where they depend on it. People have become concerned that the Internet is becoming a distraction and has taken over our lives. The Internet, and social media has become very addicting our smartphones have given us the chance to have the internet and social media at our hands at all times. Nicholas Carr, a writer for the Atlantic Online, wrote the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Within his article he discusses his opinion on how the internet is something that is not helping us at all. He believes the internet is causing our brains to become reorganized and nt store as much as it use to because we rely on the internet …show more content…

Within Carr’s article he discusses how he feels the internet is dumbing us down. He states “once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy in a jet ski” (Carr 2). Within this statement Carr is saying that he use to have the ability to read longer books and actually dig within the books and explore, and understand the deeper meaning. Now that he has gotten use to the internet it’s harder to focus on what he’s looking for while searching the internet. Many ads pop up for different things, and instead of actually reading a full article we simply skim through short bits of articles and create something out of what we have read. Carr helps point out that “The internet has altered [our] mental habit.’ ‘I now have almost totally lost the ability to read and absorb a longish article in the web or in print” (Carr 2). We often lose our train of thought in the internet due to all the distractions the internet brings. We have different tabs; where we can jump from site to site. We have access to sites which allow us to watch movies likes, Netflix and Hulu. Which give us a reason to want to want to watch more, then we’ll go do homework or read the readings for tonight. Over time it has also become harder to contain information from the internet, it used to be easier to contain from a book because it had to be thought about. You had to create your own

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