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Google effect

or the Google effect or digital amnesia

What does Google effect mean?

The Google effect explains how people tend to use the internet as a personal memory bank (i.e., they can't remember any information on their own without looking it up). It’s sometimes called digital amnesia.

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Examples of 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
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