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this is such a bsod....

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Well the internet allows you to spell worse and forces your grammar to degrade but overall I believe if something interests a person, the internet is there for them to learn about it. I don't become dumber because of the internet, I just lose my ability to speak english
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post #23 of 115
Quote:
Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
I beleive this statement is true. Not only that but I have evidence for this.

The word ''FAIL''

FAIL this , FAIL that , Epic FAIL, Your so FAIL.

Its like now the human brain can only process so much and then it just gets a BSOD and the word FAIL pops in.

However anyway I do think that you do tend to skip over contents rather than read all of it sometimes.
I wouldn't say that is proof as you see that didn't arise from us getting information too easily that arose from immature communities.
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I would also say that the internet forums creates more passive-aggressive people than ever before! ... if you compare how people used to post in forums long ago (say earlier 2000s) compared to now, people have become much more aggresive... mostly because you're more likely to say "you're an idiot, go eff yourself" by typing it, than in person... which is pretty sad...
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post #25 of 115
Wow, they say the ability to skip and skim through the internet. I'm sorry, but i skip and skim through movies and books as well. This article is B.S.
post #26 of 115
FAIL! Interwebz ftw!
post #27 of 115
Haveing spent my childhood years prior to the internet explosion I've noticed that most children today are far more ignorant when compared to those who grew up without internet access. All the knowledge and useful information on the internet and most kids choose to argue about who has a better fill in the blank, social networking sites, or play online games against people they don't even know.
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post #28 of 115
I think "stupid" is the wrong word. He makes a very good point about our attention spans shortening, which I completely agree with. Even sitting in movies sometimes I have trouble concentrating on a 2.5 hour movie.

And all of these people I see texting each other at least once every 10 seconds I can see getting slowly, but steadily dependent on their instant communication. The internet is a very similar way of getting our information instantly, and many of us take it for granted.

Try going a day without using some form of "instant gratification" like the internet, txting, or even a microwave. Many people say it's pointless to live in the past, but how will we know where we're going unless we know how we came?
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We don't need to know where we came from to advanced into the future. We just have to remember the failures and not repeat them.
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post #30 of 115
Well I just READ the article. Not to mention, the intermahbutts not me hell of a lot of grammar such as; their, than, you're, too, ..., proper punctuation, etc.

But if you do say stuff such as; epic, fail, win, etc. You're extremely stupid.
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