In other words, it can be said that while performing a task through the internet, the wide options available to the users divert their attention. For instance, if a person decides to read an online book instead of the traditional hard ... ... middle of paper ... ...and disregard their priorities. Although media can grant its users with information and entertainment, it can also drive them away from their responsibilities with the addiction that comes along with using it. Technology, with its great advancements and developments, has brought many advantageous changes onto humanity. But along with that, technology has inflicted negative effects on its users, such as addiction to mobile phones, constant use of the internet, and negative influences of media.
The Internet is changing our lives by making us process information differently from the way we processed information in the past. In the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid? What the Internet is doing to our brains" by Nicholas Carr, he finds the Web to be a valuable tool, but he thinks it's having a bad effect on his concentration. Carr finds that people are losing concentration easier than before, and instead of reading material, they are skimming through it (Carr 58). This may be due to web pages being studded with links and people skipping over important text.
Therefore, those useless information is stored into our long term memory while the information that people want to learn is stored into short-term memory. Printed book reader understand the context more clearly in comparison with online text. The knowledge learned by reading is more comprehensible instead of watching and also person reading are more creative (Carr, 2008). All in all, the internet has detrimental effects on people especially for young generations. The internet can impose some ideas on people, such as the violence among people is shown as a normal, the friendship is fake and instant, any information can be easily reached without the need of learning.
The negative impact of Internet on behavioral changes in users In fact, internet has a considerable impact on the behavior of individuals and their way of thinking. Scientists say juggling e-mail, phone calls and other incoming information can change how people think and behave. They say human ability to focus is being undermined by bursts of information (Richtel, 2010). In fact, internet can cause the information overload in users because they have access to the huge amount of information which human brain seem to be hardly able to p... ... middle of paper ... ...t and telecommunication systems along with mass media, people will hardly be ever refuse from internet, unless a new, more progressive technology emerges. At the moment, the impact of Internet on human brains and the way of thinking is obvious and almost irrevocable but the impact can apparent its effects in a long-run perspective.
This passage suggests that when people spend more time on the internet/technology, their relationships become highly distant. Therefore, if we are no longer have face-to-face communication, we will lose social interaction. This academic journal article, offering in depth and reliable information regarding the new ideas of technologies that is presenting these days. He also uses survey, statistic, historical and events to demonstrate and support his argument. The internet provide you the opportunity to do thing faster and more connection to others, yet the internet also affect your personal privacy.
You never know who wrote it, or what its source might be. Carr says, “The more they use the Web, the more they have to fight to stay focused on long pieces of writing” (Carr 333). Carr implies that mental development is being affected by the Internet, because it shapes the mind’s thoughts when he says, “They supply of the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought” (Carr 333). People abandoned books because of the new phenomena called the Internet. Some might disagree with this because the Internet obviously is easier and faster to search and look up things that may be necessary for research.
“Typically, the concern about our dependence on technology is that it detracts from our time with family and friends in the real world,” (Parker-Pope). Further advances are constantly being made to technology and this can be an issue in the future. Technology has led to many discoveries and breakthroughs that are now easily recorded on online educational websites. However it has made plagiarism easier and makes people more dishonest. The reason I say t... ... middle of paper ... ...her on Facebook than study for an important exam, and then they would fail or make a lower grade on it.
They supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought” (Carr). Because reading is not an automatic skill for humans, but a learned behavior, our flexible brains may well be building a different cognitive framework to process the new format. The short formats we prefer to read online can therefore influence our thought patterns to be similarly abrupt. When we develop the habit of consuming large volumes of web content we therefore diminish our “capacity for concentration and contemplation” in f... ... middle of paper ... ...oogle’s profits soar. By failing to ask Google, “What’s in it for you?” we demonstrate flawed reasoning ability.
The internet affects users in many ways, we have become dependent on the internet, and it has become an important asset to our daily lives. Nicholas Carr Explains how internet has affected him, he states "They supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought. And what the net seems to be doing is chipping away our capacity for concentration and contemplation"(610 Carr). We use the internet in everyday life, it has been a quick and effective way to problem solve, we depend on the internet so we don’t have to sit and thoroughly think through our thoughts and problems. We start to lack concentration on readings because of the easy access to summarizations on the internet like "Spark notes", we have become lazier each day because of the conveniences of the internet.
These examples all reflect the positive effects of the digital world. On the other hand, the Internet somewhat resembles the game Telephone. Accurate information is hard to come across when browsing the Web for educational purposes. One must research several pages to acquire correct information. The Internet tends to tear you away from important things such as family and friends.