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What Is The Internet Doing To Us? Essay

  • Submitted by: joben123
  • on November 4, 2010
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 982 words

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What is the Internet Doing to Us?

    The first thing Adam, a typical college student, does in the morning is power on his expensive research tool.   He opens up his laptop that costs hundreds of dollars and goes straight to the internet.   Now, Adam has a quick but important decision to make.   He could choose to look at educational websites, such as news sites and online journals, or he could go to “junk” websites that serve no educational purpose.   Unfortunately in today’s culture, the vast majority of college students will not use the computer as an effective research tool.   The initial purpose of the computer and the Internet was to be able to conveniently record and share information.   However, because of these junk websites, such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, the Internet can no longer be used as a research tool.   Although the Internet can be used for educational purposes, the usage of sites like Facebook, Wikipedia, and Google have negatively changed the way college students think.

    At the surface, it seems like Google would be considered as a helpful research tool—pages and pages of information are just a few keystrokes away!   However, Google has as many disadvantages and advantages.   According to Nicholas Carr’s Is Google Making Us Stupid, the search engine is changing the way he processes information.   “Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory. My mind isn’t going—so far as I can tell—but it’s changing. I’m not thinking the way I used to think” (Carr 1).   Even Carr, a writer that had a passion for reading, has felt the change.   He later goes on to determine that the way Google works—a quick search with a small blurb of information underneath the title—has made people scatterbrained (Carr 1).   The typical college student now lives in a world where instant gratification has become the norm, and the students’...

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