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Google and Memory: Does Google Help or Hurt?

23 September 2011 BY

Some people say that the fact that Google is around is bad for our memory. The kids these days don’t learn anything anymore, because Google thinks for them. Others say it helps the youth find a lot more and think differently.

This infographic looks at Google and our memory. You make the decision: does Google help or hurt our memory?



Bas van den Beld is a speaker, trainer and online marketing strategist. Bas is the founder of -- You can hire Bas to speak, train or consult.
  • Arne van Elk

    It’s difficult to Google things you don’t know anything about, the things you’re unaware of. So the notion “that everything you want to know is a click away” is somewhat misleading. I don’t really know what I want to know – or what I should know. And I do think there’s a risk of duplicating the same series of thought over and over again, in stead of following up on it. What do you think?

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