Readers do not realise how the average quality of the content they are consuming have been degraded to such an extent that they themselves are being dumbed down. The sad truth is that 99% of what you read has been syndicated, regurgitated, summarised, cannibalised, plagiarised and fuckerised. » Read more »

While basic illiteracy covers people who cannot read or write at all, functionally illiterate people can read and write simple sentences with a limited vocabulary, but cannot read or write well enough to deal with the everyday requirements of life. More than 21% of adult Americans have been found to be functionally illiterate. » Read more »