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  1. Mar 2018
    1. I currently use the Netvibes RSS reader because it provides three levels of organization that I can sync with my mental priorities.98 I have public dashboards, private ones, another one I use for academic matters, and still another for changing interests. Each dashboard makes it possible for me to easily create a series of tabs for different topics. I have a Netvibes "page" for digital journalism, for example, and tabs on that dashboard for new tools, new methods, citizen journalism, crap detection, and the news business.

      Similar to how different magazines and newspapers helped identify who was in the picture that was posed as a facebook, different tools are made to benefit and add on to research to find accurate sources.

    2. So you see, when it comes right down to it, crap-detection is something one does when he starts to become a certain type of person. Sensitivity to the phony uses of language requires, to some extent, knowledge of how to ask questions, how to vali­date answers, and certainly, how to assess meanings.

      To fully master he art of detecting false information, it is best to start to question, not doubt, everything and think logically. Literature terms such as tone, thesis, theme and more can initially guide one to find true meanings behind what is actually written.

    3. Adding words can return more precise answers, yet that means restricting the scope of the results. Frequently, at the beginning of a series of searches, you want to start more broadly. "Choose keywords that you think will appear on the page you seek, put yourself in the mind-set of the

      The idea of choosing specific and key words to advance a search reminds me of metadata we learned this semester. To advance search a material, it is best to start out broad and then to narrow down the search.

    4. Anybody who has spent suf­ficient hours or years surfing the Web can sense when a Web site is bro­ken or obviously badly designed,

      The ability to simply tell the accuracy of a web site all depends on the amount of experience a person has acquired. To detect crap or in other words false information, practice, awareness, and time are vital.

    5. This told me that Twitter can be an hour or more faster than existing news networks-if you know how to triangulate.

      Twitter along with other social media platforms are a great way to express ideas and gain information on various topics, but also it is imperative to keep in mind what all is being shared, said, and written. The crap detection method extends to social media as well.

    6. When my daughter asked, "How can I tell if anything I find on the Web is real?" I told her to "think skeptically, look for an author, and then see what others say about the author.

      The sad thing about the 21st century is that although there are many easier accessible resources people still go with the easiest route and that often relates to getting the wrong information. People now days do not want to think too much about a source because they assume because it is on the internet it is automatically somewhat true.

    7. that all is not what it seems to be online,

      The direct relationship this text has with the one by Shane Scott addresses how not everything that is portrayed online is accurate. For example, the Facebook profiles were definitely not accurate. The use of false information and stealing someone's identity is a felony.

    8. So while age can be a factor in crap-detection fluency, experience and engagement may be more important. A ten-year-old online game enthusi­ast or videoblogger may do more sophisticated credibility testing than an eighteen-year-old college student who doesn't use the Web much

      Although, age is a factor in how to detect false information, it all depends on the context being displayed. Some people are more passionate about one topic than others are. The more practice are awareness that is raised, the easier and better will the work of detecting fake information will be.

    9. Take the Web site's design into account, but don't count on it. Profes­sional design should not be seen as a certain indicator of accurate content (Genochoice and Hetracil are beautifully designed), yet visibly amateurish design is sometimes a signal that the "Institute of Such-and-Such" might be a lone crackpot. Treat a site's design not as validation of credibility but instead as one possible clue (along with grammatical errors, suspicious sources or lack thereof, and other people's negative opinions of the site) that could convince you to lower your evaluation of the site's credibility. If the author provides sources, search the authors' names. Have other Web sites linked to this page, and if so, who are the linkers? Use the search term "link: http:// ... " (with your URL in place of the ellipses) to see every link to a specified page. A veteran ink-stained-turned-digital journalist I've known since he left the San Frandsco Examiner to become a founding editor of Salon, Scott Rosenberg, has published an excellent guide for consumers of both news and any kind of information online:

      There are numerous ways to see if a website is credible. The layout and the information displayed on the site can either spark a red flag or prove to be accurate. Typically, credible sources have almost few to no errors on them, so take that into consideration before blindly believing what is being written when looking at a website. However, social media platforms are a little bit harder to find faults in, but that does not mean it is impossible. As Scott Shane said in his article, little details such as a bar and a bedroom looked as if it was located in Brazil. Any information that is portrayed can help in any way to find out the real truth.

    10. Crap Detection 101: How to Find What You Need to Know, and How to Decide If It's True

      In the primary text by Rheingold, the need to separate the good, credible sources from the wrong, false ones is imperative. He emphasizes that users of the web need to question everything and do additional research on authors to find their credibility. The need to detect false news is necessary especially when Scott Shane, writer of Mystery of Russian Fake on Facebook Solved, by a Brazilian," address the use of fake facebook profiles from real people.