Internet Changes How We Remember
In one of Sparrow’s experiments she presented two groups of undergraduates with trivia statements. Individuals in one group, who were told they could retrieve the information later on their computer, had worse recall than subjects in the other group, who knew in advance they could not do so. Together with the rest of her results, this finding suggests that Internet users have learned to remember how to find a fact rather than the fact itself.
[Note: This is at scientificamerican.com, which you may or may not have full access to. The results are interesting enough to point at a paywalled site though.]