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LONDON: An author has claimed that Google is damaging the brain of its users by providing information almost instantly, leading people to lose their intellectual capacity to store information.

Nicolas Carr, The author of ‘The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains’, claimed that the web was depriving our mental faculties of the regular workouts they need.

Carr, who is behind the ‘Rough Type’ blog, argued that to improve concentration sites such as Google should be made more difficult to use, a theory which contradicts software designers who compete to make their programmes simpler.

The comments came not long after Google launched Google Instant, which delivers search results before you finish typing.

“In many ways I admire Google, but I think they have a narrow view of the way we should be using our minds,” the Telegraph quoted him as telling the BBC News.

“They have this… view that everything’s about how efficiently you can find that particular bit of information you need – and then move on to the next,” he added.

The author singled out Google Books for criticism saying it did not “engage” people “in a long narrative”.

Carr added that satellite-navigation meant people would begin to easily forget routes they had taken before.

He said that GPS devices would diminish the part of the brain that stores mental images of space.


Important notice: Google Apps browser support

Dear Google Apps admin,

In order to continue to improve our products and deliver more sophisticated features and performance, we are harnessing some of the latest improvements in web browser technology. This includes faster JavaScript processing and new standards like HTML5. As a result, over the course of 2010, we will be phasing out support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 as well as other older browsers that are not supported by their own manufacturers.

We plan to begin phasing out support of these older browsers on the Google Docs suite and the Google Sites editor on March 1, 2010. After that point, certain functionality within these applications may have higher latency and may not work correctly in these older browsers. Later in 2010, we will start to phase out support for these browsers for Google Mail and Google Calendar.

Google Apps will continue to support Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 4.0 and above, and Safari 3.0 and above.

Starting this week, users on these older browsers will see a message in Google Docs and the Google Sites editor explaining this change and asking them to upgrade their browser. We will also alert you again closer to March 1 to remind you of this change.

In 2009, the Google Apps team delivered more than 100 improvements to enhance your product experience. We are aiming to beat that in 2010 and continue to deliver the best and most innovative collaboration products for businesses.

Thank you for your continued support!


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1. Best Blogs of 2008

Random Thoughts Of A Demented Mind
Smoke Signals
The Acorn
The Pink Chaddi Campaign

2. Best New Blogs.

Ancient Indians – Satya Samhita
Ranjan Varma’s Blog
Soliloquies of an Opinionated mind
Lets Put Da
What an Advertise-Meant?

3. Best New Microblog.

Angsuman@ Twitter
Ramesh Srivats
Seven Lives
Sidins Twitter Feed
Vimohs Twitter

4. Best Humanities Blogs(Art/Craft/Painting, Hobby, Literature, Poetry/Fiction)

Amardeep Singh
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Scribble Pad
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Indian By Design
The Seventh Art
Indian Homemaker
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5. Most Humorous Blogs.

Autobiography of an ordinary man
Domain Maximus
Bengalooru Banter
Random Thoughts Of A Demented Mind
Calcutta Chromosome
Son of Bosey
The Blah Blahs and the Yada Yadas
Coconut Chutney
The Secret Journal of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
Doing Jalsa and Showing Jilpa
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6. Best Group Blogs.

Arunachal Diary
India PR Blog
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7. Best Food Blogs.

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Taste of Mysore
Monsoon Spice
The Chennai foodie
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8. Best Entertainment Blogs(blogs on music, television, cinema, theatre & fashion).

24 frames per second
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Dappan Koothu
The Seventh Art
Without giving the movie away

9. Best Travel Blogs.

A travel blog of an Indian backpacker
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A Wandering Mind
Shalinis travelogue
Earning My Quarter Mile
IHRs Blog
Trivial Matters
Windy Skies
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10. Best Sports Blogs.

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Kridaya Cricket Blog
Chinese Cut
Pen The Game
Cricket World Champions
Twenty20 World
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11. Best Science/Technology Blogs.

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Amit Bhawani Tech Blog
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Digital Inspiration
WATBlog – Web, Advertising and Technology Blog in India

12. Best Podcasts.

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Kamla Bhatt
Meter down
Whats Up, India?

13. Best Business Blogs.

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The India Street
The Money Maniac
India Business Blog
The Ribbon Farm
India PR Blog
Yes, the world. Of digital spaces, social changes

14. Best Designed Blogs. (Blogs with original designs or with major visible customizations to existing themes)
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The Eternal Thinker
Weaving a Web
Tatvam Productions

15. Best New Photo Blogs.

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Mumbai unlimited
Chai ki dukan
The Daily Sunrise
Delhi Photo Diary
Trivial Matters
Friendly Animals
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Domain Maximus
The Idea-smithy
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