posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:49 PM
originally posted by: ketsuko
I think the Internet in general is contributing. Too many people have the idea that because they carry it at their fingertips and can look something
up, it makes them instantly smart. No, it only means you know how to Google.
You can't actually claim you know something until you have mastered and internalized the knowledge for yourself to the point where you 1.) don't need
to look it up and 2.) actually understand what it means.
Ketsuko, I think that is one of the most redickalus posts I've ever seen you make. Youtube is nothing more than a message system. Just like books in
a library. You choose what to review, how many sources you want to review, and then come to an "understanding" of the source's meaning. We can
choose to read fantasy, comic books, science, medical or western fiction. Anyone putting down Youtube as a source of dumbing down must not have spent
much time in the local library. Or else they don't spend much time on Youtube. I have learned so many factual things, DIY, how-to's etc. that My
last ten years I have learned much more than the previous 20. Youtube is just one avenue to learn about the world around us, the people, places,
lifestyles, that we were NEVER privy to before. There are just some things you can't find in a book or even an article.
OP, Steve Grove might disagree with you as well
edit on 3-4-2016 by StoutBroux because: (no reason given)