Caught in the web

This book is particularly relevant to the pandemic we are facing today, where our activities are taking place online.

How the internet and smart devices are dumbing us

  • Mindlessness
  • Shallow thinking
  • Anxiety
  • Increased insecurity
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Shortened attention span
  • Loss of productivity
  • Impatience
  • Addiction

Many psychological, behavioral, and neurological studies have revealed troubling information about how the internet is reshaping our brains, warping our minds, and diminishing our dept of thinking,

The internet and smart devices are dumbing us.

  • People who read text studded with links read less than those who read words printed on pages.
  • People who are continually distracted by emails, updates, and other messages understand less than those who are able to concentrate.
  • Multitaskers are less creatives and less productive than those who do one thing at a time.
  • Social networking sites that pump out streams of brief messages can shorten attention spans, encourage instant gratification, and make young people more self-centered.

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Hadi Nur

My name is Hadi Nur, a professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and an adjunct professor at Universitas Negeri Malang (UM). I can be reached easily online. Here, the table of content of my blog posts and search what you are looking for here.