By Dan Gillmor
We are in an age of knowledge overload, and an excessive amount of of what we watch, listen and skim is incorrect, deceitful or perhaps risky. but you and that i can take keep an eye on and make media serve us -- we all -- via being lively shoppers and contributors. here is how. With a Foreword by way of Clay Shirky.
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That scurrilous rumor about the political candidate that never makes the mainstream media but circulates in emails and blog posts probably isn’t true. The data you are pasting into your memo or term paper may well be totally fabricated. There are innumerable tools and techniques that you can use to winnow out the falsehoods, and people who work hard to help you 38 Mediactive understand what’s real and what isn’t. Here are a few of my favorites. ) Checking Out a Web Page Howard Rheingold’s Crap Detection instructions are a great place to start.
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