Nicholas Carr argues in his article, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” that the internet is changing the way we think and work for the worst.Many people disagree with this argument, and I think the internet is changing us, for the better. The internet has become a great resource in terms of education. It has allowed for communicating across the world intercultural experiences that used to be impossible. Lastly the the younger generation has grown up with the internet and is better suited for using it. Carr’s argument that the internet is making us stupid is very easy to argue when thinking about all the resources we have today.
The biggest point that got my attention is when he makes a statement about the internet. He says in his essay that the internet is a resource that provides information to our brain. Carr goes on to state that many people do not realize how much we rely on the internet. With the internet being available to us on are smartphone 24/7 it allows us to gain knowledge and become smarter in daily life. The ways we can access information is amazing with just one click onto a hyperlink which can lead us into something else and may get distracted.
The pros and cons of the internet In the present time, the internet is more popular today than it was year ago. As technology advances, the use of the Internet grows yonder and is an amazing addition in our lives. Some people think the internet is very important to many people around the world because it helps them to contact something are essential for them and sometimes they want to contact to some people who is miss ,they family or who is you want see them face, the internet can help you. Sometime the internet could not help you because many place where are countryside not found signal. So that the internet in modern age has many pros and cons vary.
I can feel it most strongly when I’m reading.” (Carr 557). This is an effective use of pathos because it draws the reader to question whether or not their way of thinking is changing as well. Carr is trying to create this connection, so the audience feels exactly what he is feeling and is successful at doing so. Carr expresses that his mind and how he thinks changed due to the new phenomenon “the Internet.” He proves his point by explaining that the internet has reprogrammed our minds to want everything quick and complete. To me, this was effective because once the reader thinks about it, they start realizing how accurate this actually is.
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
It is becoming more and more apparent that the media runs society. People are able to access the Internet and all of the information, entertainment, and distraction it provides at almost any location or time. This widely available form of media has benefits and drawbacks. People argue for more practical and educational benefits to technology’s growing presence in American culture, but Postman suggests that all of this media is dangerous. In his book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, Postman argues that the dependence on and continuous presence of media in the everyday lives of people is a threat to the lives of those falling prey to this lifestyle, making them lazy and filling them with inaccurate and dangerous ideas.
Many key details go into taking charge of individuals online reputation. In the article “Own Your Online Presence” the author writes about the main ways to take back control on ones online presence. The author states how we must always “protect our personal data” and “be current and web wise…. keep pace with new ways to stay safe online: Check trusted websites for the latest information” also to always “Think before you act: Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately” (“Own Your Online”). Although these seem like common sense tips, many do not realize how important it is to really stop and think before posting online and the article does a good jobs of explaining why it is so important.
With the internet being invented and undoubtedly taking huge precedence in our lives, there is inevitably going to be a way for people to waste their time on the internet. That time waster, also known as social media, is one of the most beneficial and also one of the worst things that has entered the lives of people as a result of the internet. People everywhere use social media. They use it to feel connected to people who are far away, to promote their businesses, and for a plethora of other reasons. Social media has begun to be increasing used in school, the workplace, and also just in peoples own homes.
The internet is a platform that connects all users from around the world in different forums, in which they can interact with each other, the internet is perhaps the most important technology of our time in terms of creating connections and industries. Of course, someone must provide that internet for everyone, but one would expect the provider to not mess with their data or connection, they would expect neutrality on the internet. Net neutrality generates, enables and protects free speech online. After the repeal of net neutrality, internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon can block and/or discriminate against any type of content, application, platform, person or connection that operates through their networks, this could result in
By utilizing the internet, Americans are able to make small donations, organize people to attend meetings, take instant opinion polls, criticize candidates and issues, mobilize local followers, and target campaigners. According to Forbes, “A new study finds that media shapes political involvement and engagement.” This is because the media allows people to receive information at a much faster rate than ever before. Because the media is already apart of American’s daily lives, speaking upon politics on the media is incredibly effective. It allows for many different people to come across information, especially through the usage of buttons like sharing, retweet, and reposting. Interconnecting and participating in exceptional discussions with others is quick through the use of the internet.
He believes that internet makes us less deep thinker because of its easiness. He uses ethos by showing several researches and essays as a source to make his essay powerful and to make a connection of his point and character with the audience. He also uses a pathos to appeal to the audiences’ imagination to pull them in to show what he experienced by comparing his past and present ability of reading. To convince an audience by use of logic or reason, Carr uses logos by citing several credited authors their ideas about the impact of the internet in our way of reading, thinking and way of living. In terms of the impact of internet on how we read, Carr believes that people do not read the entire article and it is seen that they bounce from page to page, losing focus quickly with reading on the web.
Our thinking process is even getting affected. Our way of thinking is beginning to change to the way that computers do. Advancements are made everyday. These new advancements are attempting to make life in general easier for everyone. Nicholas Carr makes the claim that, “as the internet because our primary source of the information it is affecting our ability to read books and other long narratives.” Carr suggests that using the internet is altering the way that our minds operate.
The internet along with many other technological advances has brought humanity a long way. Like with all change, there are positive outcomes as well as negative outcomes, and while having information at our fingerprints and obtainable within seconds might be a positive thing, there are still going to be some negative results. Nicholas Carr’s 2008 article published in The Atlantic, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?,” explains what Carr believes to be some of the negative effects that the usage of the Internet has brought upon us. Carr believes that the Internet is shaping the way that we think and that humans are losing the ability to read long pieces of writing. The purpose of his ironically long article is to convince his readers that the Internet is actually changing the way that we think and interact and to shed light upon something that many people experience, but they might have not realized it yet.