>>13517Smartphones and the dumbing down of the net
Smartphones is one of the reasons why the internet is ruined.
Before smartphones, getting on the web was an activity, similar to watching a movie, or playing a video game.
You had to put aside your other tasks and sit down in front of a pc and then "surf" the web.
And when you finished, you got up, turned off the pc and did something else.
People no longer spend hours gazing at a computer screen after work or class; instead, they use their mobile devices to stay online everywhere, all the time.
Before it the internet was considered a fringe place for "geeks and nerds".
It made the internet mainstream for every single normie on the planet, which ruined the internet in a way.
With smartphones its no longer an activity, it's just part of everyone's day to day life, because it's always right there, at all times, at everyone's fingertips.
Smartphone apps also made social media easier to access , made videos and online articles more standard as a means of getting news and info, etc.
When you can go to the bar and browse the web, or check Twitter on your lunch break (or when you have any downtime at work), and then can check Facebook as you watch a movie or between video game matches, or as you fix your car or watch your son play baseball, it means that it's no longer an activity you have to spend time doing; it has become part of your "lifestyle".
Smartphones turned everything into a swipe app zero iq mess
Also the fact that a lot of people don't really process - most people on the internet are on phones now. 10x so.
Also several interesting studies point to smartphones having at least some effect on cognition.
Studies have linked smartphone use with a decreased ability to exert high levels of focus and poorer attention control.Monetising the illiterate population
A large portion of the population isn't capable of reading and learning from books.
About 20% of people in the USA can't read the instructions on a pill bottle.
20% of American adults have very low to nonliterate literacy level and over 12 Percent of UK citizens are illiterate. They tend to be consumed by spectacles and lack the ability to concentrate on more rational, dispassionate presentations.
Youtube, instagram, etc., are monetizing this illiterate portion of the population and feeding them the very political content they've ever really been able to consume.
It's similar to the revolution that happened in society when the Bible was first translated into other languages. Messages are corrupted (intentionally and accidentally) and people who have never thought before rush to rash and ill considered worldviews.
Social justice groups, twitter mobs and similar such groups resemble a religious movement like the puritans or protestants because they are birthed by similar technological phenomena.
Plus web search engines now are orders of magnitude worse than around 2005.
Everything wants to be curated content. you can't type a text string in google and get a match.
It's all dumbspeak for dumb dumbs.