Becoming Stupid with Your Pal Google Essay

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We have all done it. We are all affected by it, but we don’t even realize what is happening. Even I am shot by the invisible bullet; the internet. At first glance the internet seems to be great. If you want to know who batted for the Red Socks in 1978, Google it. If you want to see a street view of Rome, Google Maps has your back. Do you need to see if the price on that new purse dropped? Amazon is there, instantly. It seems like the information on the internet is endless, and in a way it is. One website, Youtube, adds over six-thousand days of video per day (youtube.com). You may be thinking that this is great, but most of that information is useless. In that six-thousand days of video you may be able to watch a day’s worth over a whole …show more content…
We have all done it. We are all affected by it, but we don’t even realize what is happening. Even I am shot by the invisible bullet; the internet. At first glance the internet seems to be great. If you want to know who batted for the Red Socks in 1978, Google it. If you want to see a street view of Rome, Google Maps has your back. Do you need to see if the price on that new purse dropped? Amazon is there, instantly. It seems like the information on the internet is endless, and in a way it is. One website, Youtube, adds over six-thousand days of video per day (youtube.com). You may be thinking that this is great, but most of that information is useless. In that six-thousand days of video you may be able to watch a day’s worth over a whole week, and that is only if you are extremely dedicated to wasting time. As you watch these videos throughout the week, more information is being added. You are only obtaining a day’s worth of information, more likely entertainment, out of forty-two-thousand days of video. Inevitably, some of this information will be on the same subject. There may be dozens of videos based on a single idea, but the question arises: What video is getting it right? This is one of the many problems that we are running into while using the internet to learn. Many people believe that the internet is a great tool for education due to its information, but I believe that the internet is a giant storm that holds too much information for us to handle. Schools are
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