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Support Analysis

Claim
The internet is interfering with our abilities to concentrate on long reading pieces.
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Carr starts off talking figuratively about someone tinkering with his brain, talking about how his concentration drifts and he is unable to read longer piece without getting side tracked. He also mentions that his mind expects to take in information the web does, swiftly and uses the analogy of scuba diving through the water versus being on a jet ski and zipping across it illustration. He attributes this to his own personal experience (Evidence).
I think this part is evoking emotion. He is trying to get people to think back at their own habits and abilities and it's almost scary to think about the internet being powerful enough to change our minds.

Claim
Others have experienced the same issues while using the web regarding their concentration.
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He uses evidence from personal experience from his friends who have also had the same experiences. He talks about a blogger, Scott Karp who also experiences the phenomenon and questions whether he seeks convenience or if his thinking has actually changed to understand the short writings of the internet better than the length of books. Another blogger, Bruce Friedman talks about how his thinking has taken on more of a staccato quality, only allowing him to absorb smaller pieces and resulting in skimming longer ones.
This is similar to the first claim where he wants to evoke emotion. Again, he is giving examples of where this is happening in more people than just himself. He also seems to be building some credibility by finding others that share the same thoughts as himself.

Claim
We are reading more today than ever, but its a different type of reading.
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He cites the University College of London study suggesting that we may in fact be in the middle of a change in the way we think. Verification. The study found that "skimming activity" was found in many sites and most subjects would return back to a site that they had previously visited. Maryanne Wolf a developmental psychologist of Tufts University suggests that the net is giving a style that promotes efficiency and could be weakening our capacity for deep reading.
This part is trying to build credibility. He is giving examples of professionals who have research to back up their findings that agree with the argument he has presented to us.

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