Monthly Archives: January 2016

Bulgarelli: Week #1 Blog Post

I found I had a deep personal connection to the readings this week; but I’m sure many of my classmates did as well. Over this past month of vacation, I set out on a daunting task: reminding myself how much … Continue reading

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Outen 1/12/16

Nicholas Carr’s “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” influenced me to think about the world wide web’s impact on the reading capabilities of human beings. The statement ” The more they use the web, the more they have to fight to … Continue reading

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The Death of Quiet Spaces

As I read the first article, Nicolas Carr’s “Is Google Making us Stupid,” my mind started to wander. I fought the urge to click on the Facebook tab at the top of the screen and scroll through countless statuses I … Continue reading

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Blog Post #1

What first came to my mind when I read “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” was a news service that my mom and my sister really enjoy using. It’s called The Skimm. Basically, it condenses the most important highlights of the … Continue reading

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Personally Impersonal?

When I read the Huffington Post’s article entitled “This is How the Internet is Rewiring Your Brain”, I’ll admit that I was curious to figure out whether or not there was truth behind the whole idea of rewiring. Then the … Continue reading

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Digital Media: the New Drug?

It’s 2:30 A.M. and although you have an early class in the morning, you’re lying in bed beneath the stark glare of your phone’s screen as you scroll and scroll through an endless feed of media.  Your thumb and your … Continue reading

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Bedsole- Blog Post #1

Emily Bedsole- Blog Post #1 As Nicholas Carr and the Huffington Post point out in their respective articles, the brain’s ability to rewire itself regardless of age is an intriguing concept that is increasingly interconnected with today’s technology. “Brain plasticity,” … Continue reading

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Makiah Belk- Blog Post One

There’s an inescapable feeling of lurk—that something outside of awareness is occurring —within the minds of anyone caught in the web of cyber dependency. It’s gone long unnamed and unrecognized, especially by those knee-deep in the thick mud of complacency … Continue reading

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Kingman- Blog Post #1

Nicholas Carr’s article, “Is Google Making us Stupid,” interests me because it reshapes my thinking of the internet’s influence on my brain’s capabilities and functions. It reminded me of the question of the strengths and weaknesses of a child’s brain … Continue reading

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The Changing Brains of Internet Users: Tips for Training Deep Attention

While Nicholas Carr’s dated article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” from the July/August 2008 issue of The Atlantic was a somewhat insightful read, I found myself very skeptical about his conjecture that the more and more he uses the Web, the harder it … Continue reading

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