|Using Google is Making Your Memory Worse|
|Written by David Harry|
|Tuesday, 19 July 2011 13:15|
There was an interesting report out recently that essentially states that using search engines has changed the way we remember things. In short, instead of 'learning' it seems that people simply go to a search engine to find answers to things they want to know.
As noted in the press release;
Because of Google's search dominance, they were calling it the 'Google Effect'. Now of course, there will be the haters saying, “Look, yet another way Google is screwing up our lives!” but that's a bit unfair because they really are talking about search engines in general. But I may be in the minority on this one, at least according to the study.
And as a geek that spent much of his youth in libraries, before the age of the internet, I often find myself using search engines in the same way. It is the starting point on a path of discovery.
Anyway, here's some more details for you;
And a vid for those too lazy to read (little lone remember things);
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 13:33|
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