Can Too Much Information Make Kids Stupid?

How many times do you get a "did you know" questions from your children? You beam with pride from how much they know, right? I do too. My son knows more than I do when I was his age. I cringe on the humiliation most of the time; but sometimes, I can not help but wonder if that is a good thing.

The access to getting information (good or bad) on almost every single thing that the human mind can fathom has become much easier. The internet, school lectures, television, magazines, books, gadgets all flourish with information to the point that ignorance nowdays should have considered as a crime.

One can not deny the importance of information. It is a necessity; but, is too much of it harmful to our children? Can too much of it make kids stupid?

When a kid Google's about a certain issue, he / she will get thousands of information regarding that particular issue. The information is bigger than what the kid can handle. It is great when it is valid. It is a tragedy when it is not.

In the book Future Shock by Alvin Toffler, the dilemma in which a person has in understanding information and subparagraphally make decisions is hampered by too much information. This will be much harder for kids because they are still at a stage where they are deficient in using logic to differentiate truth from absurdity. More often than not, they will base their decision on what is already given. They will accept what they read or see as a clear fact rather than formulate their own thoughts regarding the matter. The importance of analyzing and creating their own opinion is blocked by the thousands that they see as truth.

You do not need scientific evidence to understand how much human brains can handle. If you talk to 20 people with different information about something in succession, chances are, you're brain will shut down from too much of it. It will get tired and becomes less effective. You'll end up accepting whatever what was given to you.

Well, I can not really blame these kids because thinking is a hard task. Formulating your own beliefs and ideals through someone else is much easier. It can give you more time to do other important things. In our children's case, that's probably listening to the songs of One Direction.

Kids see information as the be-all and end-all of things and not just as a starting point to propel further thinking on their part. The value of self inquiries such as "what if" or "I wonder" is lost from information overload. It kills curiosity for those who are considered "the future". It has the overbearing capacity to dumb down our children.
Information is constantly changing. Those that are deemed factual now will not matter in a couple of years. We rely on the kids for these changes to make the world a better place. How can they create change if they …

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New Shady Link Schemes From Black-Hat SEOs

Mentioned in Marketing Land post, Tony Edward's client received an unsolicited email in which he claims that a person named "Nicholas Salmons" offered him to feature their business on with a do-follow link for a fee of $ 550. He also claimed in his email that he is the only marketer providing this service at an affordable price.

Google accounts link schemes to be an attempt to fool the search engine algorithms. If lower-quality content can rank high just because it has amassed a high quantity of backlinks, that is not a great experience for the user. So Google drives to rank quality content that will meet user needs.

Buying or selling links that pass PageRank. This includes changing money for links, or posts that contain links; exporting goods or services for links; or sending someone a "free" product in exchange for them writing about it and including a link.

This is not the first time it has happened. I am actually surprised that this type of activity is still happening, given how many Penguin algorithm updates have been released. And if you're familiar with SEO (Search Engine Optimization) you would know that some people actually fall for this, hiring their website presence in Google might improve.

But let's be honest over here, it does work sometimes (not that I recommend it) but if you're using black-hat tactics, no matter how authentic your website might be, it will still get penalty. And nobody wants that, right?

Not only I suggest not only to ignore these tactics but to report them as well. Who knows you might actually save someone from getting scammed and their website being penalized.

Do not be tempted by "too good to be true" SEO offers

When it comes to spammy link building, there are two types of penalties that can affect your site: algorithmic and manual. An algorithmic penalty occurs when your site loses rankings as a result of an algorithm update – in this case, Penguin. Webmasters may be able to restore rankings by getting rid of spammy backlinks before the next Penguin update, but that is not a guarantee. In any event, you should take steps to remove or disavow spammy backlinks.

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