Originally Posted by PROton42
This is fuckin' terrifying.
This really is the bad timeline alternate cyberpunk future.
Well. The email thing I kinda get. I mean honestly, I rarely use email to communicate with anyone electronically. Mostly just at work. The bulk of it is text or direct message over a social media platform (mostly facebook for me).
But the truthy truth is--these kids are simply not the super users some thinkers/writers/intellectuals claim they are. They are either incredibly lazy or they have no skills in regards to what to trust on the internet as related to research, because they use garbage for sources on the regular. Either click bait articles or encyclopedic stuff like WebMD. Its bad enough I don't even take off that many points for them using something like a HuffPost article, which lets be honest, isn't really prime research material even for a casual perssausive essay.
I wowed no fewer than a dozen students this week in conferences by showing them the "site:" search on Google.
I liken their relationship with digital media and mobile devices to mine with my car--I can change the wipers and lights, I can keep the tires properly inflated, I know to keep the oil changed, but have to pay someone to do it. I can drive the thing, but shit they let almost everyone do that....