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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; The PDF is so damn tiny, can anyone else read it? (by that I mean the research article this thing ...

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    The PDF is so damn tiny, can anyone else read it? (by that I mean the research article this thing is citing) From what I read the study's conclusion is that people who read literature/research PRIMARILY can do cover letters better.

    That's it.
    I mean you can draw up a lot of conclusions from this, but yeah, not really sound evidence quite yet.

    Not to mention are we really going to use writing styles as an indicator of smartiness now?
    Yes I know it's intelligence, proving a point. For example, guy about to quote me because of the word, :l shaaame.
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    I learned English just by reading, chatting and watching videos online. I'm not as good as a native speaker but it's better than not knowing English at all.

    The one thing I've noticed is younger people online tend not to research the source of something and just like/share anything they see. I don't know if it's laziness or what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJWDefener View Post
    Almost never, I have to admit. I did read books on the first year of my sixth form, I think.
    That's my point exactly. If you're not educated to read at home, you'll not start to do so out of nowhere. I've been educated to do so since I started to learn how to read. If don't read a book a year at least, my year is worthless. I already devoured 2 Witcher books, half of Dune, ICO and Metro 2033 this year. But that's me. I read and I like it. The problem is not just the Internet, it's the lack of education that children have regards reading and even writing.
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    This is what I've been saying forever. I read more, but the content is of lower quality than what I would have normally been spending hours on.
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    How can easier access to information possibly make someone less intelligent? If anything, I'd would say that the internet has allowed stupid people to have a larger spot light than in previous generations.
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    That statement is almost as dumb as this one:

    "A movie on IMDB rated 7.3 with 10000 votes, means 10000 people voted exactly on the number 7.3"

    (When actually 10000 people voted at everything between 1-10)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ae1905 View Post
    The More You Read Online, the Worse You Write

    A study of MBA students finds both complexity and style in writing suffer when people read mostly digital content.
    That explains alot about me
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    Quote Originally Posted by ae1905 View Post
    The More You Read Online, the Worse You Write

    A study of MBA students finds both complexity and style in writing suffer when people read mostly digital content.




    It's Official—the Internet Is Making Us Dumb: The More You Read Online, the Worse You Write | Alternet
    I still remember days when NetScape was the main hub and Napster was in!

    If the Internet was full of published academic journals, I'm sure we'd have a society of more well informed browsers, who were fair-minded and tolerant.

    But, the Internet is looking more and more like Television these days, full of hype, fear-mongering tactics to get people to think 'fact is fact' when it's merely..fiction or uneducated facts to get people hooked.

    Like cocaine, the more people click, their neuropathways and rewards centers get activated, and online is the new drug of the century! Endorphins realeased, while we constantly need a new high, we don't even realize we're addicted or in a trance. haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberryLola View Post
    If the Internet was full of published academic journals, I'm sure we'd have a society of more well informed browsers, who were fair-minded and tolerant.
    Academic journals publish almost anything these days, they're almost as bad as Wikipedia.
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    Normie memes make us dumb
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