One of the great things about the Internet is that information can be published to the entire world in a relatively short period of time. You would think that news organizations would be all over this, providing up-to-the-minute news on their sites. However, a recent study at UT-Austin shows that many news sites only update
The Onion as news influencer
If you read this blog with any regularity, you’ll know I am a huge fan of the Onion — if you don’t visit it every Wednesday, you should. It contains some of the best satire available on the Internet. It’s not always clean, but it’s usually very funny.
Apparently, many people don’t understand the concept…
Be a skeptic, not a cynic regarding Internet info
Being able to judge the reliability and quality of the information you find on the Internet is a huge part of being a successful Web researcher. You’ll find some helpful hints on how to do just that in the article In Search of Truth.
Link Rot a growing problem
The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center reports that references contained in Internet documents are often gone within months of being posted, which can lead to big information gaps.
I have this problem with my weblog — every now and I again I try to check the links on this site, to make sure…