How The Internet Makes You Think You Are Smart

Research shows that searching for answers on the Internet makes people more confident in their knowledge of unrelated topics

One of the earliest observations librarians came to in the late1990’s about students was that:

Students self-assessed their skills at a higher level than their actual abilities.  

The more things change, of course, the more they stay the same. The following article in the Wall Street Journal on April 3, 2015 details current research that proves the currency of the "self assess at levels higher than actual abilities."

How the Internet Makes You Think You Are Smart