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This is a discussion on It's Official—the Internet Is Making Us Dumb within the Trends Forum forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; @ ArmchairCommie Or perhaps stupid people will do stupid things on the internet and so they become more stupid. I ...

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    @ArmchairCommie

    Or perhaps stupid people will do stupid things on the internet and so they become more stupid. I dont think saying we all become stupid is really fair and the internet does have a good benifit to a number of people in my opinion. I know it helped me to write better as it forced me to correct my spelling, grammar and figure out how to writer on a forum. Also you will learn writing on forum has different rules vs writing a book rules.
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    @ArmchairCommie

    Double Post Sorry!

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    It depends on how the internet is used. It's merely a tool. It made me much smarter. I wouldn't be half of what I've become without the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emologic View Post
    It depends on how the internet is used. It's merely a tool. It made me much smarter. I wouldn't be half of what I've become without the internet.
    I reckon I just know more things with it. Unless you go to certain places, the Internet isn't a very good place to exercise critical thinking skills.
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    Garbage knowledge+inability to think for yourself = regression. Online or offline it matters not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    To be a little more detailed...from the article:
    "The study found students who consume primarily digital content (such as Reddit and Buzzfeed) had the lowest writing complexity scores, while those who often read literature and academic journals had the highest levels of writing complexity."

    I think it is more what you read and how the content is being provided. They could flip it and give people tabloids and have another group reading academic journals online, and the title would be "Digital content makes you a better writer."
    I think that detail is quite important. It isn't that the Internet is making us dumb. It is that the content on the Internet has the potentially of making us dumb by way of lowering writing skills. That being said, there are still a lot of smart things to digest on the Internet .
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    I agree it is all about the content rather than the medium. Your body might be what you eat, but your intellect ends up being what you read, listen and talk about.

    In computer science there is a term for it: "garbage in, garbage out"
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    The title is bullshit clickbait. What a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJWDefener View Post
    I reckon I just know more things with it. Unless you go to certain places, the Internet isn't a very good place to exercise critical thinking skills.
    People who don't do it online will not do it offline either. It's a matter of education. The Internet will hardly change that.
    After all people do not read books because they were not educated to do so. Do you read books?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aya the Lady of Cinder View Post
    People who don't do it online will not do it offline either. It's a matter of education. The Internet will hardly change that.
    After all people do not read books because they were not educated to do so. Do you read books?
    Almost never, I have to admit. I did read books on the first year of my sixth form, I think.
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