Google Doesn't Make You Dumb, Say Experts

Monday Feb 22nd 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Three quarters of experts surveyed say that Google is probably making us smarter.

TG Daily: Last year, Nicholas Carr wrote a controversial article for The Atlantic Monthly in which he argued that Google is making people dumber. However, a recent survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project shows that most experts don't agree. In fact, more than 75 percent of the 895 experts they polled said that Google actually makes us smarter.

"Google allows us to be more creative in approaching problems and more integrative in our thinking," says Paul Jones of the University of North Carolina. "We spend less time trying to recall and more time generating solutions."

Carr stands by his article, saying, "I feel compelled to agree with myself."

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