Missing Support LD LM
  • The article was originally published in The Atlantic in July 2008.
  • The main focus group for this article is the older generation. Social media has become popular in day to day life with websites and apps such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc, and it is not uncommon now for people to do most of their communicating through cell phones which all lack proper sentence structure that would be found in a book or other long publications. Literary types have become accustom to the art of skimming that they can no longer read lengthy, deep books.
  • When a statement makes a reader question the integrity of the content, supports are needed. For the statement, "We can expect as well that circuits woven by our use of the net will be different from those woven by our reading of books and other works printed", you wonder what is different in those types of readings. Nicholas Carr, doesn't go on to say how the publications are different or how social media reading is different from reading books.

Claim Without Support:
"We can expect as well that the circuits woven by our use of the Net will be different from those woven by our reading of books and other printed works." (265)

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