The Net Effect

Publication: NPR's On the Media

Author: Brooke Gladstone


04/03/2009 - Is Google making us stupid? Is it making us smarter? Have we lost our ability to concentrate? Are we more social or more isolated as a result of our constantly interconnected lives? Brooke Gladstone of NPR's "On the Media" takes a look at some of the research that attempts to answer the question: how is the internet affecting our brains? The piece includes an uncut interview with Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

Read the transcript The Net Effect or listen to the interview on NPR's "On the Media" Web site.

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