Nick Carr’s Argument About Links in The Shallows

I know that there are a number of folks currently reading or who have recently read Nick Carr’s book, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, or who are using the book in their classes. One of Carr’s arguments is that links embedded in hypertext are distracting to the reader. Carr refers to some studies that he claims back up that assertion. A recent blog post by Scott Rosenberg examines that claim much more closely and finds that Carr is misrepresenting those studies he cites.

Rosenberg, Scott. “In Defense of Links, Part One: Nick Carr, Hypertext and Delinkification.” Wordyard, 30 Aug. 2010. Web. 31 Aug. 2010.

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