View Poll Results: What is the effect of the internet?

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  • The vast resources of the internet can only serve to improve the collective intelligence of society.

    10 28.57%
  • internet make dummer!

    4 11.43%
  • The internet is responsive; you get what you give.

    21 60.00%
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Thread: Does the internet make you smarter?

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    Re: Does the internet make you smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Smart people can use the internet to get smarter, and dumb people will use the internet to get dumber.

    The average person just looks at porn.
    my god that is so true.
    It's not rape if you scream "SURPRISE" first.

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    Re: Does the internet make you smarter?

    3/4 of the content on the internet is just plain wrong. The more you read, the more misinformation you spout to your friends and acquaintances. It's a rumor mill gone bad.

    Sooo... No.
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    Re: Does the internet make you smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by idk View Post
    If you're stupid, it's not Google's fault

    I believe that, since the internet is more 'responsive' (that is, a user is primarily exposed to his/her own personal inquiries), it perpetuates both stupidity and intelligence. But I haven't spent much time on this subject- I'm interested to see what you guys think.
    It all depends on what you use it for.
    Watching porn probably won't make you smarter and surfing 4chan won't either but it will sure as hell give you some lols.

    I read manically using solely the internet most days.
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    Re: Does the internet make you smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It all depends on what you use it for.
    Watching porn probably won't make you smarter and surfing 4chan won't either but it will sure as hell give you some lols.

    I read manically using solely the internet most days.
    I use the internet for gaming, posting, blogging, and when i am aroused and my girlfriend isnt home to help.
    It's not rape if you scream "SURPRISE" first.

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    Re: Does the internet make you smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    I use the internet for gaming, posting, blogging, and when i am aroused and my girlfriend isnt home to help.
    This touches on the poll's latter, I assume that's what you voted for?

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    Re: Does the internet make you smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    3/4 of the content on the internet is just plain wrong. The more you read, the more misinformation you spout to your friends and acquaintances. It's a rumor mill gone bad.

    Sooo... No.
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    The internet is just like books... lies in propaganda out... Facts in, facts out.

    The only thing you can count on is that authors are biased and nearly NEVER tell to the whole story, only the parts that support their agenda.

    Listen to a broad range of pontiffs, then do YOUR OWN research, or read from the source... that's what responsible adults do when they seek the truth and not merely support for their own beliefs.

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    Re: Does the internet make you smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MidiPour View Post
    This touches on the poll's latter, I assume that's what you voted for?
    yups good guess midi
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    Re: Does the internet make you smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    yups good guess midi
    -__- Massive facepalm, did you read my first post on this thread? a whopping 42% of the internet's populous spend their time on social networks. This doesn't include blogs, forums, email, or such apps. 31% of the internet, on the other hand, is consumed on facebook. To me, facebook and twitter are great resources for fueling stalkers, spiraling IQ's and EQ's, and a reason for people to lose physical contact might it be phone or trips. Then again, these softwares are politically active, and have many tactical business ventures. This serves marketing, SEO, Splogs, etcetera-- which are counter productive for the masses and the inept occupant. This is only the darkside I'm covering, however, there are many far good keypoints.

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    Re: Does the internet make you smarter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MidiPour View Post
    -__- Massive facepalm, did you read my first post on this thread? a whopping 42% of the internet's populous spend their time on social networks. This doesn't include blogs, forums, email, or such apps. 31% of the internet, on the other hand, is consumed on facebook. To me, facebook and twitter are great resources for fueling stalkers, spiraling IQ's and EQ's, and a reason for people to lose physical contact might it be phone or trips. Then again, these softwares are politically active, and have many tactical business ventures. This serves marketing, SEO, Splogs, etcetera-- which are counter productive for the masses and the inept occupant. This is only the darkside I'm covering, however, there are many far good keypoints.
    i went with the 3rd option as you guessed but i use the internet (i left this out for my nerdyness now i have to add it) for manic reaserch and other assorted projects and experiments
    It's not rape if you scream "SURPRISE" first.

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    Re: Does the internet make you smarter?

    It is a double edged sword. It allows small groups to send out information in efforts to control the collective but it also allows individuals more access to knowledge. It all depends on how its used.
    Thank you

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