Analysis Of Nicholas Carr, Sherry Trukle And Clive Thompsom

853 Words Oct 15th, 2015 4 Pages
Sixing Jiao
Dr. Tsurska
Oct. 14th, 2015
Summary & Synthesis
Despite the obvious difference in their approaches to argue, Nicholas Carr, Sherry Trukle and Clive Thompsom have a common focus: The effect of shared information. Nicholas Carr mainly focus on sharing of objective information, the information that is related to science and fact. In the meaning time, Sherry Turkle writes about sharing of subjective information, the personal and emotional messages that we deliver on social media. Clive Thompsom talks about the sharing of both kinds of information. However, their views about sharing of information are totally different. The similarities and conflicts between their arguments can actually help us to compare and crystallize those different points of view on sharing information.
In his Is Google Making Us Stupid?, Nicholas Carr contends that the overload of information is “chipping away his capacity for concentration and contemplation”(315). He admits with easy accessibility of information online, the process of research has became much simpler(Carr 315). Yet such benefit comes with a cost. Our brains are “rewired” as the cost of such convenience(Carr 316). As the result, “we may well be reading more today than we did in the 1970s or 1980s...but it’s a different kind of reading, and behind it lies a different kind of thinking”(Carr 317). Carr argues the forming of such habits can prevent us from deep reading and thinking. In fact, he provides may evidences in the…
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