Dan Stroot

Internet != Smarter People

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I was certain the Internet would make people smarter and more informed via better access to information. Instead, in many ways the opposite happened.

"Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots." [1]

— Umberto Eco

[1] Studies on Media Culture

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