Where does Google effect come from?
Scientists looking to explain how the advent of the internet has changed how humans store information coined the term Google effect. According to their research, people may not retain information that they know they can easily find on the internet. Instead, they’re more likely to remember where they found the information, such as an internet site where they can access the information again if needed.
The Google effect is sometimes referred to as digital amnesia, which is an overarching term that refers not only to pieces of information that can be found on the internet but also information that is accessible on digital gadgets. For example, scientists have found that fewer people retain the memory of phone numbers of friends and family now that they can be easily accessed on cellphones.
Who uses Google effect?
How will the google effect affect memory, for a generation who has already outsourced their memory?
@pookleblinky, July, 2017
If you take a picture, you’re telling your brain: “I don’t need to remember, I have a picture.” That’s digital amnesia. #digitalamnesia #CEBIT18 #Memoryhacking
@cebit, June, 2018
Life is like #GOOGLE , you just need to keep searching 🔎 for what you're l👀king for 👸🏻💕 #googlemoment #googleit #googleeffect #photooftheday #dreambig #colorpop #google #goodtimes
jennie_gram, Instagram, July, 2017