Seek and Ye Shall Google

This is why I stay up until 3 am playing Farmville: “Seeking: How the brain hard-wires us to love Google, Twitter, and texting. And why that’s dangerous.”

Does this describe you? “We search for information we don’t even care about.” <Raises hand.> “Ever find yourself sitting down at the computer just for a second to find out what other movie you saw that actress in, only to look up and realize the search has led to an hour of Googling?” <Raises hand.>

If you use the Internet, you must read this article by Emily Yoffe. And please try to remain focussed enough to read all the way to the end.

Will constant Googling make it impossible for us to read a single, long piece of writing? Say it isn’t so!


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