Say, Mean, Matter
By: Jennifer Avalos and Denise Garcia
She is saying that we can actually gain more knowledge on the internet because we are learning new things. To gain more knowledge you have to use the internet for good reasons rather than just goofing off. She wrote, "...The most literate in the search society are not those who hold the most information in their head, but those who can find information and learn new things the quickest."By searching to solve your questions you are actually gain the knowledge that is needed and can learn faster. One of the things she wrote about was of Pew's research that said, "people’s use of the Internet has enhanced human intelligence; as people are allowed unprecedented access to more information, they become smarter and make better choices. Nicholas Carr was wrong: Google does not make us stupid."
She is trying to show that Google is helpful and Carr is just giving the wrong information. She writes about how good Google is and how it helps the human brain gain more than what it knows. She tries to prove Carr wrong and to show the positive things Google can offer.
It is important because we are the ones who are being affected and they are showing research on how it can help us and later in the future to know what to expect. To us the internet can be helpful, but it depends how its being used. Some people do not really pay attention to what they are looking for so that knowledge is not absorbed. You have to think about what you read like why, how, who, when, and where. Using critical thinking is helpful compared to just copying things online because the answers are not always correct.