When I first logged into The World Wide Web (back in the late 80's into the early 90's), The Internet was a vast resource of documentation and later the world's large encyclopedia of information. Knowledge and information was a few keystrokes away.
But now as I continue to use The Internet today, I find more people spitting out useless junk as factional information. Search engines such as Google or Bing (for example) seem to only help that growing trend, because the popular search results on page one, does not guarantee a correct answer, and so that "popular answer" becomes the socially correct & taught (educated) answer to others. Copy & pasted over and over again, over thousands and millions of web sites.
Social networking (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) only adds fuel to this growing fire, where billions of users regurgitate that "so called knowledge" to their friends, family, and even complete strangers who will in turn also share their new found "knowledge".
Making "smart people" the new stupid, because lord help you if you disagree with the masses and "overwhelming" results of misinformation that has been accepted globally as "fact".
As the world grows smaller and it becomes easier to share, is the information being shared the right information that should be shared?! Is the growing global consciousness making people more stupid?