Argumentency Of Internet

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The concerning outcome of the ongoing dependence on the Internet has been discussed by many concerned writers, specifically Nicholas Carr who wrote the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” published in The Atlantic. The Internet’s impact on how people read does not strike society as a major issue, but as people slowly overlook this matter, the capacity of words they are able to read decreases and their reading skill simplifies. Reading is an activity that humans partake in every single day; therefore the importance should be magnified allowing society to focus on strengthening the reading ability. After the Internet was introduced to the world, people utilize the online system to do everything possible, especially reading. As the Internet continues to dominate every form of media; society is gradually losing the ability to concentrate on reading and slowly turning into the technology that they so often utilize. …show more content…
Carr expresses how the Internet aids him as a writer in which “research that once required days in the stacks or periodical rooms of libraries can now be done in minutes”. The Internet makes research easier for any individual; however, such an advantage transforms peoples’ mindsets into desiring “efficiency and immediacy” over taking time to thoroughly read documents (Carr). Other forms of media have taken note of the Internet’s impact causing “magazines and newspapers” to “shorten their articles” and “adapt to the audience’s new expectations” (Carr). Carr explores studies from universities that portray people adopting “a form of skimming activity” and “read no more than one or two pages of an article or book before they would ‘bounce’ out to another site”. The human brain has learned to rewire in order to function under the new ways of thinking that has emerged from the overreliance on online

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