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Do people know more things today because of the internet?

  1. billd01603 profile image86
    billd01603posted 5 years ago

    Do people know more things today because of the internet?

    It seems that any fact you need to know is available by researching it on the internet. I don;t think that people today are better informed

  2. calynbana profile image83
    calynbanaposted 5 years ago

    I think people are less informed, and do not seem to really care that they are. They can find the information they need in a few clicks so they have no reason to learn it.

    1. billd01603 profile image86
      billd01603posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good Point. I never thought of it that way

  3. Sapper profile image70
    Sapperposted 5 years ago

    People have the potential of being more informed, but really aren't. However, it's not because the information is available. That doesn't even make sense. It doesn't matter if you find the information in the library or on the internet, having information is being informed.

    People aren't because they are lazy, or don't care, or who knows.

  4. tipstoretireearly profile image85
    tipstoretireearlyposted 5 years ago

    I think we know something about many more subjects than people used to know about.  But our knowledge of those subjects is less extensive that it used to be because the internet tends to provide shallow information.  The net effect is we know about the same number of things, since these factors cancel each other.

  5. Goody5 profile image71
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    I believe that people today because of the Internet can get more information faster. It's all at you finger tips today, where years ago you use to have to thumb through a set of encyclopedias for the same information. Keep on hubbing  smile

    1. billd01603 profile image86
      billd01603posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Goody, I try to get one Hub out a week usually on the weekend. I'll be writing tonight

  6. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Yes. If someone has a question, no matter what it is, they can find the answer online. I love it!

  7. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    Two centuries ago, educated people were frequently fluent in several languages and well-grounded in multiple disciplines.

    Today, more people are so-called "educated," but they seem to know less because they're lazy, disinterested, or unintelligent.

    The Corporate Party media in America is helping to dumb down the public. It's gotten so bad, that most people still believe the Bush "conspiracy theory" about 9/11. Heck, even I still believed it until a year ago. The internet had made all of the proof available, including the science, but I hadn't taken the time to investigate, until last year.

    Access does not equal knowledge. And knowledge does not equal wisdom.

    Some people seem to know a lot of details, but seem entirely ignorant about the implications.

    The Corporate Party in the United States is actively working to obfuscate their agenda, to keep the public distracted while they finish dismantling the Constitution and America. And they're almost done. Check out the following 2 short videos on how voting no longer exists in the presidential conventions. It's all scripted! Votes and Roberts Rules of Order don't count for anything.

    RNC Scripted:

    DNC Scripted:

    Kind of sad, really. I used to think America was pretty cool.

  8. IDONO profile image82
    IDONOposted 5 years ago

    I think you learn more by using books. On the net, you go to directly to the exact thing that answers your question. By looking for it in a book, you have to at least look at or read other things along the way, in order to find your answer. Kind of like residual or collateral education.

  9. MissDoolittle profile image61
    MissDoolittleposted 5 years ago

    Great question! I think we have the potential to be more informed and intelligent - yet because there is so much junk on the internet, most of us probably read the wrong information. So in essence we probably know a load of rubbish.

    In my view you can't top picking up a book such as an encyclopedia and reading facts.

  10. Drew Breezzy profile image71
    Drew Breezzyposted 5 years ago

    No because people believe anything they read on the internet. So while they should be more informed they aren't because everything is so saturated.

  11. James-wolve profile image78
    James-wolveposted 5 years ago

    In the past, I would have thought of myself as “smart” if I knew some obscure fact or was knowledgeable about something that most people were unaware of.    In the past, “book knowledge” is what made a person “smart” and T.V. is what made a person “dumb.”  But with the massive amount of media through the internet and T.V. sometimes the knowledge is just as good as anything one would obtain from a book.
    To give an example, if one wanted to learn about the Tudor dynasty that meant a trip to the library and several books would have to be read.  Now, one can get a basic sense of this time period from the excellent TV program “The Tudors”

  12. Rosyel Sawali profile image65
    Rosyel Sawaliposted 5 years ago

    I'd say that there's an influx of information available on the tips of our hands. However, there's always the question of accuracy and validity of such information. I remember the time when I had to go to the library just to research on required topics. Nowadays, one can do it from the comforts of home ^_^

  13. bethany_p profile image60
    bethany_pposted 5 years ago

    I think that what it really has to do is wisdom - taking that learning past what you read and skim, and really thinking about it, processing it and then remembering it.
    I think that we are losing that battle because information is so readily available to us that we don't even have to remember anything, we can just Google it in seconds, so there isn't any point.