Facts and Myths of the Internet

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Facts and Myths of the Internet

  1. 1. Myths of the Internet
  2. 2. Three Common Myths <ul><li>Some people believe: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Everything is on the Internet” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Everything on the Internet is TRUE!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Everything on the Internet is FREE!” </li></ul>
  3. 3. These are MYTHS, not FACTS. NOT TRUE!!!
  4. 4. “ Everything’s on the Internet?” <ul><li>People still want to sell you books! </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t violate copyright laws! </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe no one has posted data you want or need. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>By Subscription Only! </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Reports- On-Line </li></ul><ul><li>Wall Street Journal- (Full Articles) </li></ul>“ Everything’s on the Free?”
  6. 6. “ Everything on the Internet Is True?” <ul><li>There’s no filter on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can publish a web page </li></ul><ul><li>You MUST evaluate what you find!! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ways to Evaluate Internet Sites: <ul><li>Who published the site? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it end in .edu, .gov, .com, .net? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the publisher’s reputation? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the author’s credentials? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the site kept current? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Think of the Internet As a Huge Newsstand Here you are with a choice: A newspaper with a reputation? Or A supermarket tabloid????? SO, WHICH WOULD YOU BELIEVE
  9. 9. The Internet Is a Great Place to Look for… <ul><li>The Most Current Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hard-To-Find Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Organizations </li></ul></ul>

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