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Transcript of te interwebs
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
Figure 2: Bacon
Cave, Theatre, Marketplace, Tribe
Modern cognitive bias
Social desirability bias
72% of 18-29 year olds with access to the internet use social networking websites.
Figure 2: Britney Bitch
Those who were multitasking or near those who were multitasking performed much worse
Harvard, Columbia and University of Wisconsin-Madison study
Those who thought they would have access to the information later had trouble remembering the information.
by p burnz
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
Wanted to rid the world of ignorance
Believed in skeptical doubt
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?