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article imageVideo: 2 lazy 2 rite — 'Smart' tech dumbing us down?

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By Anne Sewell     Apr 15, 2012 in Internet
New York - All the latest technology makes it easy to communicate quickly, but is it actually dumbing down users of the various gadgets available?
While the internet is an amazing source of information, and should be used to open up a world of learning and knowledge, is it also causing people to use shortcuts, abbreviations and to not read books?
So many abbreviations are used on the social media and also when texting on a cell phone, for example Instead of typing "you", they type "u".
Teachers are saying that their pupils, instead of reading up in their text books, are copying directly from the internet for their homework assignments, and that what they are copying is not necessarily true.
So, is the way people are using technology actually sending our language skills right back to the dark ages?
In the video the RT's reporter interviews people in New York to find out their views.
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