Do you feel the internet has made us more gullible?
Many people are quick to believe that the internet is the quick road to riches with very little work. My question is,do you feel that more people are gullible than ever before?
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I feel like the Internet has made gullible people more gullible. You almost have to be judgemental and use your gut to avoid being tricked.
I think you are right. The old adage of 'if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is' still works in the digital age.
Thanks for your answer.
It's pretty easy to trick the uneducated though. Especially people who are looking for a get rich quick idea.
I automatically thought of that State Farm commercial with the neighbors talking and then the girl goes my date's a French model when it's obvious he's not.
Like phtech said, some people fall for anything offline so changing the setting only enhances that. Just because it's on Wikipedia or on a Social Network doesn't make it gospel just like whatever your coworker said about your boss may only be the result of big ears and no common sense.
I doubt they are more gullible, the fact that mass populations swallow the nonsense and lies that governments and advertisers put out suggests many have always been gullible.
Personally I think the interet has made me less credulous about information. I certainly don't believe that it can be the easy road to riches. Not with my Hub earnings that's for sure LOL
It has simply made people lazy people lazier and given all people the ability to say anything they want without being challenged for accuracy.
The gullible will believe anything they hear that in any way agrees with their own ideas no matter how feeble and weak the evidence is.
Even here on Hubpages I see so many questions asked that would take 10 seconds on Google to get answers for.
I think the opposite - at least now everyone can easily check for facts.
The internet offers us the opportunity to research information without leaving our chair. If we do not choose to we are not really gullible just lazy. We should know by now nothing worth having comes easy.
Not sure if it has made us more gullible. But I have learned there are a lot of uneducated and dumb people on the Internet. I also notice that people can't spell, too.
I don't think it's the internet that made people gullible; we choose to become more of who we are or worse with the tools that we have or are available to us. It's man's intentions and sometimes greed that pushes them to do crazy things.
No, being exposed to lots of scams means you spot one a mile away.
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