The Internet Has Made A Generation Of Growing Multi Taskers

1580 WordsMay 2, 20177 Pages
The Internet has built a generation of growing multi-taskers. Normally people will have several tabs open at a time (Google, Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, Wikipedia, Gmail, etc.). When on the internet you’re faced with multiple links, advertisements and more continuously taking you from web page to web page, link after link. The method through which knowledge is gained has transitioned from deep reading too fast skimming. Each time a web page opens your having multiple eye catching phrases, images, and videos popping up across the screen of your device. The Internet has made mountains of information available to almost anyone for example google, being as though it is the most commonly used research database. It is fast and makes information…show more content…
As mentioned in Steven Levy, Brad Stone, and Peter Susie’s article "All Eyes On Google,” “Google [has] very famously become a verb,” and is the only search engine to have done so (Levy, Stone, and Susie). As Nicholas Car wrote (and I’m sure all writers, students, and business men and women would agree), “The Web has been a godsend to me as a writer. Research that once required days . . . can now be done in minutes” (Car 733). In 2013 the “search revenues are [projected to be] under $4 billion. . . (about a billion of that is Google 's)” (Levy, Stone, Susie). Google has become such a powerful source of information that “[I]f you 're not indexed by Google, you pretty much don 't exist” (Levy, Stone, and Susie). In short, Google isn’t going anywhere. Human beings naturally seek to save energy by taking the easier option. Google’s entire purpose is to make all of the information in the world available at the click of a button. Google has become too convenient to do without. If the internet and Google are making changes to the way the human brain works than it seems it would be important to do away with the internet and Google in order to preserve the natural functions of the human brain. However, Google and the internet have become Dorsey-Brooks 3 indispensable to our way of life. Our society uses them in the workplace, the home, and in every education center in the country.
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