More information and less informed

Last month’s Wired had an interesting piece titled “Despite the Web, Americans Remain Woefully Ill-Informed”. It should be here, but I get a content not found error message. Instead, you can search for “wired infoporn” on Google and check the cached version of the page…

More than a decade after the Internet went mainstream, the world’s richest information source hasn’t necessarily made its users any more informed. A new study from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press shows that Americans, on average, are less able to correctly answer questions about current events than they were in 1989. Citizens who call the Internet their primary news source know slightly less than fans of TV and radio news.

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