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Is Google Making Us Stupid?

56th Fryday Poll abc Is Hello iHola! Ggle MAKING US STUPID? GOOGLE, G0OGLE EVERYWHERE Market Capitalization $249 billion Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google Profit $10.73 billion Menlo Park, CA 1998 Ath September 2012 12th September Google now dominates our lives in many ways. At the heart of the entire Google ecosystem is the search engine. Google Maps & Google Earth Mapping Applications Android Mobile Operating System Worldwide smartphone market share of 70% in 2012 Google Adsense & Adwords Advertising Programs You Tube You Tube Video Hosting Website Google Google Drive Rile Storage 4 videos streamed Billion every day (2012) g+ Blogger Google Plus Blogging Application Social Network 235 Million (December 2012) active monthly users in GMail by Google Gmail Active User Google Play Mobile Apps Marketplace Google's Mail Service 423 million 25 apps downloaded to Billion date (September, 2012) One of the biggest e-mail service providers in the world 54 languages Google Chrome Available in Web Browser the most widely used web browser Google GMail 35% Calendar Market share Productivity Tool Kit Google Docs 1.2 trillion Growth of Google Search 3.28 billion per day 637.2 billion 3.6 1.74 billion million per day 9800 per day 1998 2008 2012 Searches made using Google Search Google thus owns most of the technology-based products and services we use across the world IS GOOGLE MAKING US SMARTER OR STUPID? In his much debated articde "Atlantic the "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Nicholas Carr unequivocally asserts that the Internet, and Google in particular, have caused us to become slow learmers. July/August 2008 issue "The faster we surf across the Web-the more links we click and pages we view-the more opportunities Google and other companies gain to collect infor- mation about us and to feed us advertisements. Most of the proprietors of the commercial Internet have a financial stake in collecting the crumbs of data we leave behind as we flit from link to link--the more crumbs, the better. The last thing these companies want is to encourage leisurely reading or slow, concentrated thought. It's in their economic interest to drive us to distraction." Nicholas Carr 2010 online survey by THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER ELON UNIVERSITY FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE PRESS Google won't make us stupid 760% Experts agreed that Google does not make us stupid and that Nicholas Carr was wrong Reading, writing, and the rendering of knowledge will be improved 65% Agreed that by 2020 it will become evident that "the Internet has enhanced and improved reading, writing and the rendering of knowledge" Respondents were concerned about our diminishing abilities 32% Innovation will continue to catch us by surprise 80% Experts agreed that hot gadgets and applications will take us by surprise 55% Thought that anonymous online activity will certainly face challenges but still be possible Thought that by 2020 "anonymous online activity is likely to be sharply curtailed" 41% IS GOOGLE DESTROYING OUR MEMORY? "Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips" COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY People with access to Google are less likely to remember and recall facts. Facts not available on the Internet were more likely to be retained by Department of Psychology our memories. Source – 2011 OnlineColleges Google services are used as an extension of knowledge Organization Tool Analysis Tool Google calendar Google Docs Google Reader 2 Google Analytics Image Tool Language Tool Google Maps Google Images Google Translator G. Puts us in touch with limitless Before Google, we took time to research in libraries, remember and resources across the world • Minimizes errors recall facts and information Provides fresh perspective THINGS WE CAN’T DO WITHOUT GOOGLE abc, Spell Words Google engineer Noam Shazeer invented and implemented Google's "Did You Mean" query-correction service. Example: Google activ lige Web Images Maps Shopping More About 948,000,.000 results (0.21 seconds) Showing results for active life Search instead for activ lige AC TIVE Life | wwstivah Search and Research Google provides information about anyone or anything. Search Google Obama Birth Certificate Engines 67% Captured by market share Web Images Maps News Google About 17,700,000 results (0.24 seconds) News for obama birth certificate A Brief History Of Obama Medir Matters formerica "B Find Our Way December C0 Top mobile app in the US Google Maps for i0S6 January 2012 2012 10 Million Google Maps Downloads The 10 most searched cities on Google Maps in 48 hours Seattle • Boston Chicago • New York Denver San Francisco Washington DC Los Angeles Dallas Hawaii Houston Alaska G Google Example : Why remember the longest word in the English language when a search shows answers Google is now officially a verb. Google the longest word in the English language July Web Images Maps Shopping 2006 Merriam Websters Collegiate Dictionary About 1,710,000 results (0.16 seconds) Longest word in English - Wikipedia t The identity of the longest word in English depe constitutes a word in the English language, as Wikipedin thency ondia alifragi Added to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary Watch videos per min 60 hours of video uploaded You Tube 2011 You Tube D4 Billion videos viewed reports Market Share 20 times per day per month 16 Billion hours of videos more Nearest Rival watched You Tube 8000000 00 Unique visitors each month Go On Driver-less Drives Nevada IEEE reports 75% Of vehicles on California By 2040 the road will be self-driving Approved testing of Google's driverless car A Understand Other Languages Google translate Free multilingual machine-translation service (2011 Google Translate mobile app 53 languages Supports reports Google translate 200000000 users each month in 2012 Remember Famous Quotes Remembering speeches, complicated and authentic texts is now a thing of the past, with all of it available/accessible at the tap of your keyboard. Examples: Google gettysburg address text "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one." Web Images Maps Shopping About 603,000 results (0.42 seconds) Gettysburg Address [Full Text] > Civil War Encyclope There are actually five (or more) versions of ars the inceonu Neil Gaiman Advertise Across The World Google's revenue $37.9 Billion Google Advertising has changed the way businesses function across the world $23.5 Billion Google AdWords Revenue from Advertising 2009 2011 Remember Definitions For Words Though Google killed its dictionary service in 2010, Google homepage definitions are probably all that our children are learning. Example: Web Images Maps Shopping More Search tools About 51.600 resuts (020 seconds) nek-ton Inektan 4) Noun Aquatic animals that are able to swim and move independenty of water curents. GOOGLE X LABS Google X Lab is a secret research facility run by Google. Its exact location is unknown. Work at the lab is directly overseen by Google's co-founder Sergey Brin Google X Labs projects include: Augmented reality glasses Semi-supervised learning Self-driving car Speech recognition Extraction of objects Space elevator from video Is Google Making Us Stupid? Vote now on Copyright 2013, All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: The info-graphics is prepared after collecting data from various reliable sources and believed to be true. The Data / logo / marks of certain Organization are used here merely for reference and used in good faith with no intention to infringe the intellectual property rights of the Organizations. Sources for data have been mentioned in Text Version .------ ---------- .---------.. .----------. ------

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

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Shallows Nicholas Carr - Is technology making us stupid? very interesting and cool infographic of current technology...........


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