Gone are the days when the encyclopaedia or dictionary were the sole sources of information. With the advent of the internet it has become very easy to get information immediately with latest news only several clicks away.
This is mostly an advantage as we are able to be more productive, up to date and informed, as opposed to the days where aged encyclopaedias were the closest things to defining unknown terms.
Alas, the dangers of being connected and being constantly informed is mind blowing. The ability to multi-task on the internet is more damaging to our long term memory.
The non-stop train called the internet, mixed with constant updates from social networks and breaking news alerts make you get accustomed to skimming information. Constant and regular interruptions teach our brains to skim. As such, most times we mash up trivia and points in a post all in an effort to skim by the brain.
In as much as the internet is this vast place where there are practically no boundaries, we should savour our offline time and use the time to read more traditional blogs like actual books :-), Enjoy!