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te interwebs

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Paige Burnett

on 9 June 2014

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Transcript of te interwebs

Figure 3: Real quote by Albret Einsteine
Easy for a website to appear credible
Online "How-to" 's
Squarespace, Wordpress, Tumblr
Very few websites actually cite their sources
62% of internet using teens read news about current events and politics online. (2009)
81% of college-educated adults get their news online. (2009)
Anyone can post on the internet
for legit?
Figure 2: Bacon
Bacon's Idols
Cave, Theatre, Marketplace, Tribe
Modern cognitive bias
Confirmation bias
Overconfidence bias
Social desirability bias
72% of 18-29 year olds with access to the internet use social networking websites.
cognitive bye-ias
Figure 2: Britney Bitch
Multitasking
Distractions
McMaster study
Those who were multitasking or near those who were multitasking performed much worse
Constant access
Harvard, Columbia and University of Wisconsin-Madison study
Those who thought they would have access to the information later had trouble remembering the information.
"wut"
teh interwebs
by p burnz
Context
Revolutionized the 21st century
Socializing, researching, buying/selling, sharing media
93% of people ages 12-29 in the United States are online. (2009)
Families with children between 12 and 17, 76% of them have internet access at home, a 26% rise from 2004. (2009)
Figure 5: Lisa Simpson, done wit my shit
It's important to exist as an independent being

HOW TO AVOID THE TRAP
Take notes by hand
Sit next to those who also take notes by hand
Don't say "I'll just google it"
Use sources other than the internet
In summary ....
Figure 1: Magical
Plato
Wanted to rid the world of ignorance
Descartes
Believed in skeptical doubt
Bacon
Saw our cognitive bias
Do you think the internet has had an overall positive effect on the way society as a whole ? If so, why?
What changes do you think should be made to the way we use the internet as students to benefit our intake of information?
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