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Reading Blogs Might Make You a Better Person

 by Michael Rowe

Tags: Media, The Awl, The Atlantic, internet, intelligence,


Writing for The Awl, Maria Bustillos argues convincingly against recent suggestions that the cognitive habits enforced by web browsing are making people dumb. Taking on Nicholas Carr’s Atlantic article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” (recently expanded into a book), Bustillos dismantles one of Carr’s main ideas. As she says:

Carr had addressed the comparison of footnotes and hyperlinks, noting that

But Bustillos isn’t having it:

Source: The Awl

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