Dumbing down is the deliberate oversimplification of intellectual content in education, literature, and cinema, news, video games and culture the term dumbing down originated in 1933, as movie-business slang used by screenplay writers, meaning: [to] revise so as to appeal to those of little education or intelligence.
Conspiracy theory - a hypothesis that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance or event everything in this society is set up to keep us dumbed down i would very much disagree that the promulgation of social networks and dumbed down media has anything to do with what is shoved down society's throat.
“the dumbing down of american is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance”- carl sagan. The term ‘dumbing down’ refers to the simplification of important issues, and issues that appear to have no worth culturally or socially are being brought to the forefront has the medias creation of moral panics caused our society is social media taking over our lives is the media becoming ‘dumbed down’ twitter tweets by. Therefore, the children are seen by the ruling elite as a threat to their agenda and have to be dumbed down what will be the net effects of these toxins on our children when they grow into adults 2. In our digital era of smartphones and social media, it seems nearly everyone suffers from communication overload less than 15 years ago, most netizens had just one or two email accounts, texting was tedious and costly, and mobile phones were primarily used to make, well, phone calls.
Remember, it isn’t just about dumbing us down the ruling elite also want a significant global depopulation to make their tyrannical rule of a dumbed down society, easier consider toxic junk food. Recently new york times columnist david brooks dryly observed that on or about june 29, 2007, the release date of the first iphone, media displaced culture, and the means of transmission replaced the content of culture as the center of historical excitement but brooks seemed more bemused than alarmed by the fact that what he calls aggregators and appraisers and other lords of the memes are the new cultural elite. Social media and the dumbing down of america “the dumbing down of american is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a.
Social media is making you stupid social media, we all know, can make you unproductive that’s what a new study published in the journal of the royal society interface suggests. If we get right down the facts on these issues, social media is showing all of us there is decay in our society for things that were once valued intelligence, civility, courtesy and decency the problem is getting worse by the day.
Instead of taking the time to formulate a thoughtful reply to an online friend’s social media post, social media users tend to gravitate to using an emoji or firing off a brief comment meant to convey little more than acknowledgment. It is this media that will play a role in making democracy not only about voting but also about accountability the media needs to capitalise on the opportunities it has been given nobody gives you rights, you have to snatch them and the same goes for the media the more the credibility of the media erodes, the more its rights will be curtailed. Broadcast media is another area within the media that is nowadays criticised as playing a role in the dumbing-down of society news broadcasting is often accused as being no longer truly informative and lacking the journalistic quality that was present in the past. But a lot of the dumbing down has been initiated by the politicians and their party machines for their own reasons there is plenty of blame to be shared between the two institutions.
The internet is dumbing down society for no one knows how to do anything, they must google it when your internet is not working what is the first thought before you shout i’m an archaic remnant from a time before all information was available at a click of the mouse, i’m 24 years old in graduate school and would never dream of citing wikipedia on any dissertation. I would very much disagree that the promulgation of social networks and dumbed down media has anything to do with what is shoved down society's throat, and everything to do with what those within society itself desire to have fed to them.