Offended?

Offended?

That blog was great! It is a fantastic lesson in technology. The web allows for anyone, with any agenda to post their ideas, research, or propaganda. That does mean it should all be trusted. The second website disturbed me. People were genuinely upset over the “misuse” of the internet.  Some of them believed that the internet was going to be a scared source of knowledge. I am not certain how that is even possible. It seemed to me they were arguing (some of them anyway) that the internet could no longer be a great resource for study.  The blog proves otherwise. It advised people to be cautious in internet research; it is still a good resource.  This resonates in all research; even newspapers get the story wrong, books cite inaccurate information, and ideas change. It reminds me of the so-called greatest generation that still believe if it on television it must be true.  Anyone with a camera can get on TV these days (see reality TV).  Sometimes it takes a “trick” to prove to people that a resource has the possibility of misuse.  Just a final note I think keeping a blog tracking your work is brilliant. Not only does it help keep yourself in check, but gives you support from other people as well.

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