Support Analysis Hamnes

"Is Google Making Us Stupid?"

  • It's harder to immerse yourself in reading
    • Now we can search the web for anything, making it a lot harder to sit down and read, when you can just google it in a matter of seconds
    • Spend a lot more time on the web, surfing and searching
    • Research that once took days of reading can now be done in minutes
    • Evidence/Active Reasoning
  • The Net is becoming a universal medium
    • Everyone has access to the internet
    • Our minds now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles
    • Evidence/Active Reasoning
  • A lot of people feel the same way, that it is harder to concentrate on reading
    • When he mentioned his troubles with reading to his friends-literary types-most of them say they're having the same problem
    • The more they use the Web, the more they have to fight to stay focused on long pieces of writing
    • Evidence/Active Reasoning
  • New methods of reading
    • Text messaging
    • Internet
    • Television programs add text crawls and pop up ads, and magazines and newspapers shorten their articles, introduce capsule summaries, and crowd their pages with easy-to-browse info snippets
    • Evidence/Active Reasoning
  • Google has the answer for everything
    • Type anything in and it will provide you with information
    • Universally acceptable
    • You can find anything on Google
    • Illustration/Building Credibility
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