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(News.com.au)   Is the internet making us stupid? Short answer? Yes. Long answer? Yesssssss   (news.com.au) divider line 14
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2014-07-13 10:52:18 AM
Internet not make dumb me! You dumb! You dumb!
 
2014-07-13 12:39:17 PM
I don't think it's making people stupid so much as it's an easy platform for stupid people to demonstrate their stupidity.
 
2014-07-13 12:59:56 PM
The Internet does not make us stupid. It is a side effect of technology that provides us with a constant uninterrupted stream of stupidity more effectively than any time in human history.

Or something like that. I was paraphrasing another quote I found on the Internet.
 
2014-07-13 01:35:03 PM

ReapTheChaos: I don't think it's making people stupid so much as it's an easy platform for stupid people to demonstrate their stupidity.


"Descent is the highest form of patriotic."jpg

/thank you fox news for keeping is infromed.jpg
 
2014-07-13 01:40:35 PM

ReapTheChaos: I don't think it's making people stupid so much as it's an easy platform for stupid people to demonstrate their stupidity.


Carlin said "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."  long before the internet was popular.

The internet has given people that don't typically have the means a soapbox and a megaphone with the potential to be heard around the world.

Also, stupid sells, because most people can laugh at the idiocy on things like America's Funniest Home Videos and then feel superior, regardless of whether they are smart or dumb.
 
2014-07-13 02:28:26 PM

ReapTheChaos: I don't think it's making people stupid so much as it's an easy platform for stupid people to demonstrate their stupidity.


The internet makes it much easier to fact check things which can make some act smarter.

The stupid don't realize that fact checking doesn't just involve finding something on the internet that states or confirms a position.

The Right Wing Noise Machine depends on this.

1) Somebody makes up a "fact" or states it qualified as hearsay, an opinion, or a possibility.
2) Others take up this fact usually stripping any qualifications and starting quoting each other as proof of its veracity. This fact makes it to Limbaugh, Drudge, etc. where they complain that the liberal media is suppressing the truth.
3) Main Stream media pick up the story in a he-said she-said fashion.

I once read on CNS that some school shooter had killed because he was a Satanist. I eventually tracked down the source which turned out to be some unnamed person supposedly at the school who said he had heard that the shooter liked to listen to satanic music.
 
2014-07-13 02:30:06 PM
 
2014-07-13 03:27:21 PM
Nope.  You farkers were already stupid.  Me, it's because of whiskey
 
2014-07-13 04:33:39 PM
Sounds like steam escaping.
 
2014-07-13 07:00:41 PM
I met my wife off internet and we make babby. Gud babby two,
 
2014-07-13 09:48:59 PM
nss tl;dr
 
2014-07-13 10:28:57 PM
Is our childrens ok though?
 
2014-07-14 12:35:27 AM

moeburn: Is our childrens ok though?


How is babby died?
 
2014-07-14 02:37:07 PM

phillydrifter: moeburn: Is our childrens ok though?

How is babby died?


The babby oil was too hot.
 
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