For the record, I want to say that just because someone on social media has a nice professional-looking profile photo and they use proper grammar in posts, that does NOT make them an expert.
Case in point, this summer I read a tweet by someone who dabbles in education that teachers should NOT have kids memorize things they can just look up the answers to on Google. Really? I cannot believe this person said that.
So, if I see someone driving down the highway Googling how to turn on their car's headights or how to use their brakes, I guess I can thank her.
The next time I hire a photographer for my family photos, if they have to pause to Google how to use their camera settings, I'll really be patient and understanding because they must subscribe to that woman's school of thought.
Better yet, the next time I get my back adjusted by Dr. Kim Jaquin, I'll feel great if she has to Google what the spine should look like. That will really bolster my faith in her skills!
Yes, I am being sarcastic here (what's new?), but memorization matters. Is Google a great tool? Of course! How else would I know how to make some kickin' enchiladas or why turtles need a proper basking platform/light combo!? Yet, I will dare to say that Google is not going to replace the need to memorize important facts that will pertain to your career or even how to operate a vehicle.
Blanket generalized statements like that on social media about education (and many other topics) really get under my skin, especially when I do a little background research on those who post them and see they have no real-world experience in that subject they are claiming to be an expert in.
Do your homework kids, don't just accept posts as fact.
And, last but not least, you will need to memorize some stuff in your life. It'll keep you employed and looking less like an idiot on the job site. Just sayin'. Ya can't always "Google" it.