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(Gizmodo)   What the Internet is doing to our brains ... NOPE   ( divider line
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4857 clicks; posted to Geek » on 08 May 2013 at 12:51 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-05-08 01:24:55 PM  
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Something Awful has been saying it for years: The Internet Makes You Stupid
2013-05-08 01:54:23 AM  
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Weirdly enough, I have found a good workflow that deals with the distractions. Instead of trying to focus and knock out the big tasks all in one go, I'll attack several tasks in little bits all during the day between emails and conference calls. It not only works well with my ADHD personality, but I also catch a little mistakes and oversights I might have otherwise missed because I am coming back with fresh eyes a few hours later. It's a different workflow, but it works well.
2013-05-08 01:49:14 PM  
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2013-05-08 10:00:48 AM  
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Ghastly: Once people complained about written language because they thought it would rot your brain.
Then they complained about radio.
Then they complained about TV.
Now they complain about internet.

Except that certain things are more effective at causing addictive behaviour than others. Although TV is addictive and in the days before the internet people would waste hours out of their days watching it they could usually do other things as well. I love internet porn, too, but I can also ::ahem:: function without it. But if I am minding my own business and my internet connection drops I'm in a blind panic / spiral of depression within 3 minutes.
2013-05-08 07:09:45 AM  
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The Shallows is a very good book. Pulitzer finalist. Basically, it's about the natural progression of human neurology. The internet is only corroding the attention span that didn't exist before books. Who knew church bells had such an affect?
2013-05-08 02:38:31 AM  
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Stupid people will use the internet for stupid things, then blame it for their stupidity.
2013-05-08 01:11:53 AM  
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2013-05-08 01:01:07 AM  
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2013-05-07 09:39:49 PM  
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So did television.

And movies.

And music.

And video games.

And pinup girls.

And cigarettes.

And alcohol.

/oh, blessed alcohol
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