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Is youtube dumbing down Humanity?

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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 08:38 AM
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Sorry here is the original OP...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Sorry for the screw up.
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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 08:40 AM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

Lol, clicked 'Post' too soon did we?
...but yeah, youtube is dumbing down the masses, for sure.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 08:52 AM
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Oops, it's happened to the best of us.


Is YouTube dumbing down humanity? Possibly.

Other social media sites are contributing to the dumbing down agenda though.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 08:53 AM
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All media, Internet and electronic devices are dumbing down humanity..



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

Agreed, I think facebook is the worst culprit.
Someone I thought was sensible 'shared' a handy hint that if at an ATM and being forced to withdraw money by a robber just type your PIN number in backwards and the police are automatically called.
I said what if your number is say 2112 or 6226 or whatever? Clearly bull#, but the stupid masses suck it up without question.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 08:59 AM
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originally posted by: grainofsand
Lol, clicked 'Post' too soon did we?

At a guess, pressed a key while the cursor still sat in the "title" field.
That's what happens. i did it once myself and had to edit quickly.

On topic, I've often thought that the use of youtube for information given by the spoken word is having a dumbing-down effect, simply because it slows down the intake of information (compared with reading) and consequently reduces both the quantity and the variety of the information that can be absorbed.
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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

I've done it myself, then had to rush to type the OP I'd intended!

Agreed about youtube, I've got an annoying mate/associate who is incapable of presenting any coherent argument in the medium of typed words, all youtube, no links to PDF's, documents, or anything else, all youtube.
I'll take it back actually, he isn't a mate, just a prick associate in my social circles.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:05 AM
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I have watched some great, intelligent and informative stuff on YouTube
Some stuff was more informative than what I learned at uni
I also like moocs courses

Go figure,sometimes I turn my mind to jelly watching conspiracy stuff on the tube, yes I am weird

Last night after a thread on here I read half an hours worth of funny texts.
Is it any different to mills and boon books or Adam sandler movies

You are what you eat, it's not YouTube it's the people who choose what they watch



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:09 AM
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Is youtube dumbing down Humanity?

No. Humanity is dumbing down humanity.

If people will not take the time to investigate claims made in uploaded videos, they are at fault, not youtube.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:12 AM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

It would seem so.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:12 AM
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Or perhaps it's showing humanity in a realistic light.a reply to: tsurfer2000h



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:14 AM
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Yes I did, and it wouldn't let me fix it so I had to change the title to get it to post...Sorry about that.

Mods can we merge both threads as they are about the same thing.

Again my apologies.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:15 AM
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In response to the question, maybe it is and maybe it is not but here is something in it's defence, this is one of those dastardly you tube videos though so you have been warned.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: LABTECH767




In response to the question, maybe it is and maybe it is not but here is something in it's defence, this is one of those dastardly you tube videos though so you have been warned.


Yes that is just one of many that show what I am talking about. I don't know how many times that video has been debunked, but used as though it is the truth.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 11:07 AM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

Ooopsie likely caused by too much Youtube.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 11:10 AM
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originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: tsurfer2000h


Is youtube dumbing down Humanity?

No. Humanity is dumbing down humanity.

If people will not take the time to investigate claims made in uploaded videos, they are at fault, not youtube.


But, if it's on the internet it must be real. Obama wouldn't just allow false information to be posted on the interweb.



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