Is the Web making us dumber -- or smarter?

06/7/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

The critique that the Internet is destroying our ability to concentrate and think deeply is predictable, the type of alarmist attitude that accompanies any media advancement, Clay Shirky writes. "There is no easy way to get through a media revolution of this magnitude; the task before us now is to experiment with new ways of using a medium that is social, ubiquitous and cheap, a medium that changes the landscape," Shirky writes.

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