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The Internet Makes You Smart

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Posted on February 24 2010 1:30 pm
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by GABRIELLA MANGINO

Many have claimed the Internet is making humans dumb, depressed, and useless, so it’s a big ray of graphically enhanced sunshine to find a report that states otherwise. According to a new survey done by Elon University and the Pew Research Institute, the Internet, specifically search engines like Google, may be making us smarter.

The Elon/Pew survey asked participants how the Internet is changing culture and intelligence, and what they’d guess was in store for the future. Over 900 people answered including Google’s chief economist, HP’s chief scientist, Craig from Craigslist, various Internet researchers and a bunch of minions doing Internet dirty work.

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