The Internet honestly made the way I think for the worse. I have a short attention span due to the internet being so fast. I could be reading a section of an article for homework, or looking at funny videos, and boom I have 4 to 6 tabs opened. As soon as I get bored of something I can find something more entertaining in a fraction of a second. This is what the internet has changed for me. The inability to engage in a reading or let alone anything for a long period of time. The problem with the internet is that it's too fast. As more years go as technology is advancing the internet will be even more accessibility and easy. The problem with it being to easy is that then I would be entitled to do less work for the same payout. Meaning me being lazy is more likely to occur and responsibilities degraded .
Our presenter explained that the internet, specifically Youtube, intrigues him. However, the internet does not change the way he thinks. Personally, the internet does not allow me to focus for a long period of time. My mind often wanders off and I use social media such as Instagram and Snapchat, when I should be doing something productive like school work. Additionally,the internet has taught me to not believe everything I see and read. Many articles and stories are often made-up, for the purpose of entertainment. If I watch videos that persuade viewers to think a certain way, I might not necessarily change my opinion by the end of the video. However, I will be more open-minded towards a certain question or topic.
The internet changes the way I think almost everyday. There will be tweets or instagram posts about certain things I though were one way and it will prove me wrong. The internet isn’t a bad thing to have. I can look up definitions of words instead of looking it up in the dictionary. I can watch movies or TV shows whenever I’m bored. I can learn things I didn’t know of before. The only downside to the internet is I get distracted easily. Let’s say I’m typing an essay, I go online to look for an article and end up watching a YouTube video. Basically, it changes the way I think about life in general and how life was before the internet and how it’s going to be in the future technology growing at the rate it is.
The internet doesn't necessarily change the way I think but it does put new ideas that I never thought of before. If I see something about a topic I don't know much about then seeing something about it helps me learn more. It does change the way I think when I had an opinion on a certain topic and then I see the opinion of some one else and I didn't see it that way at first but now I do and it makes more sense then the opinion I had, whether I found it on Twitter or Youtube or even Facebook.
The presenter for this question said that the internet does not change the way he thinks. I originally thought the same way he did. After considering the question for a while, however, I realized that the internet does indeed change the way I think, but not in the way that one might originally interpret the question.
First, let me explain what I think of as the internet. I don't participate in social media or chat rooms. I rarely look at the news or watch TV. But what I do use the internet for is to learn about new ceramics techniques, find new quilting and crochet patterns, study watercolor painting, and discover how to repair my house and fix gardening problems. The internet helps me enormously by introducing new ideas and paths of action that I never would have thought of on my own.
I feel I have changed my thinking and expanded as a person because I have a ready source of new ideas that inspire me and help me to lead a fuller, more creative life. I use the internet as a tool to improve my life and my thinking, not as something that tells me what to think.
Our classmate presenting this journal claimed that the internet does not effect the way they think. They claim it helps them connect to some of their joys in life, such as the outdoors or sports, but does not effect their perspective. For myself I also believe the internet has no impact on my way of thinking but the truth is that it probably it does in a lot more ways than I would like. Whether or not i believe things I read online (which I try not to, unless there are structured sources) there is information lying in all areas of life that you learn and use that you might never discover without the internet. I wish there was less internet involvement in today's world but there is no avoiding it and if you cant beat them, join them.
The presenter of this prompt had said the internet did not have much affect on his life. However as Professor Adamson continued to give examples on things that he may not have noticed included the use of internet he realized it may have a greater influence that he though. I personally would agree, at first thought I would not say the internet has as great of an influence that I see on others. However the more I think about those simple examples given to our presenter I too begin to realize the influence is greater. I use the internet almost every day several times a day. For example, using the GPS online to check traffic every morning, checking the weather, and doing research for homework. These things influence me by preparing my timing and deciding what I wear and do. An important way that the internet does not influence me is when I news and stories on social media because they are not to reliable and if you continue looking for a while there will always be something different about it.
The Internet has made me impatient in many aspects of my life. Since I grew up with it I got used to having information readily available to me and being able to entertain myself if I was ever bored. This has affected me in negative ways because my attention has suffered and if something isn’t moving fast enough I could end up being bored by it. Being able to stay entertained for hours on end resulted in me always giving my attention to something that either makes me laugh or intrigued me. Being entertained 24/7 messed me up a bit because I always had something to do. If I didn’t have the internet I was bored out of my mind. I remember being like that when my power went out. I was bored out of my mind because I didn’t have internet. I couldn’t just look on a website or click a video. The internet affected my focus and attention span by helping me feed it garbage.
The internet has changed me in some ways growing up. I like to use the internet for my music so I don't have to use the radio. I don't like using the radio because it tends to water down the type of music I listen and I can't stand the censored versions of the songs I listen to. It has also influenced the way I dress. I like hip hop shirts so I spend hours scouring the internet for different hip hop shirts and also different styles from the 90's. Lastly, it has influenced me on how I believe in many different conspiracy theories. I believe that 9/11 was an inside job even though global acts of terrorism happen everyday. I believe that the U.S. government is hiding prof of aliens and will get rid of any threat that tries expose the U.S. government.
The vast majority of information is usually found on the internet. Throughout my life span, the internet was a way to get out of the real world and has taught me various things. Though not all information maybe true, most of it makes me wonder of the endless possibilities out in the world. The internet has change my way of thinking by making me a critical thinking and trying to analyze any situation out there. Some topics have intrigued me into becoming into a believer and others to becoming a skeptic. The thing I learned in using the internet is that it contains amazing ideas and has taught me to be open minded. The way it makes me think is that there’s endless opportunities on the internet that can help me find new ideas and undiscovered things I never knew about. I think of it as a main source of various ideas that can potentially boost my creativity in a way. For example, I have recently learned how to make an RC car. With that, my mind is open to the internet and sort of depend on it to help me with ideas. The internet has changed the way I think by providing me with a way to fill an empty hole in my head, and that empty hole was my creativity.
The internet shows a lot of information no matter from what device or source. Lets say if it is news, twitter shows major events that happen worldwide. In this way, the only news received is through twitter. So when I think about news the only source was from twitter. Also what I see, usually everyone else does. This is why media is so powerful. The news can be false and accurate. Wrong information can get out such as fake news. Through the internet, many minds are changed in what we think daily. The internet does a wonderful job of imprinting.
The internet changes the way I think because for many years when I would have a question the other person response would be "look online." Even though I know the internet might not be the most reliable source on the world I trust the information it gives me. In addition to the fact that I can be just as convinced by something from the internet so do other people. The internet is a powerful tool that over the years has advanced and has been a huge necessity for us. An example of this is when I get sick I don't go to the doctors immediately I look up my symptoms online to see what I can possibly have. However being a girl and saying you have a stomach ache on the internet just automatically says you're pregnant but in reality you just have a stomach flu. That's when you know the internet is not the best source that should influence you.
The Internet is changing the way I think because at times I have a certain type of perspective on something and with so much information on the topic it can sometimes change my perspective and opinion of it. Another thing is I use Instagram everyday and I follow some runneing users that I believe would help me as a XC/Track athlete. I honestly believe that when it comes to these two sports it is more mental than physical so when I see these pages posting inspirational stuff like quotes and videos, I feel like they really help with the way I start thinking during practices and even in races and just brings more positivity in me.
The internet is always full of things that changes the way we view certain stuff. From news to gossip. For example if we see a broadcast on the president in which the reviews are bad we go based on what we hear instead of what we know. It happens for all aspects
After having heard what my classmates had to say. I think the internet has changed the way we all think. Nowadays we don’t have to store so much information or be able to remember as much because it’s so easy to search it up. On top of that we want everything to be easier for us because of the internet and how it’s made everything simple for us. Also we feel more connected than ever so we feel it’s not hard to get in touch with others. And as for me I feel it has changed the way I think but for the better. For example I think it’s easier to get information for what you need. The internet for me also provides a lot of entertainment.
I believe Internet changes our perspective rather than the way we think. The internet improves and assist the way we think such as looking up information, pictures, videos, etc. Internet also makes everyday life more easier, the internet has the answer to almost every question that can come to your head. The internet also makes mailing much faster, easier to save and record documents, tutorials and instructions to do anything you can possibly imagine. The internet has changed everyone's lives for the better and hope it only continues to improve.
I believe that internet is making the way I see things different as in, I see so much stuff on the news and then compare it to the internet. Like everything you need to find is on the internet. I no longer need to open up a book because the internet has everything I need. I would say the more I open the internet the more I want to see things. And I think it happens to all of us. The internet now is a way to kill time instead now we can spend hours on the internet and get distracted from doing work or school work.