Despite The Internet, Google Generation Lacks Analytical Skills

A study conducted by the University College London found that young people lack analytical skills necessary to assess the information they find on the InternetWhile the so-called “Google Generation” grew up with the Internet, having a sizable chunk of the world’s information at their fingertips has failed to make them better thinkers, according to a university study.Young people born after 1993 are certainly familiar with computers and the Web and use both with ease, but a study conducted by the University College London found that they lacked the critical and analytical skills necessary to assess the information they found mostly through search engines.Along with young people, older generations — including professors, lecturers, and practitioners — have been affected by having so much information so easily available. “Everyone exhibits a bouncing, flicking behavior, which sees them searching horizontally rather than vertically,” said the study, which was released this week and commissioned by the British Library. “Power browsing and viewing is the norm for all.”
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