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    CRAP Slideshow CRAP Slideshow Presentation Transcript

    • CRAP DETECTION http://joe-ks.com/archives_jun2009/SorryAboutTheMess.htm
    • CurrencyReliabilityAuthorityPurpose/Point of View
    • CURRENCY:How recent is the information?How recently has the website been updated?Is it current enough for your topic?Does the site include links that no longer work?(this can be a sign that the site is poorly run andrarely updated) Image via http://top10hell.com/top-10-weirdest-clocks/
    • RELIABILITY:What kind of information is included in the resource?Is content of the resource primarily opinion?Is it balanced?Does the creator provide references or sources fordata or quotations?Is the information on the site comparable to relatedsources? Image via http://broclo.blogspot.com/2011/05/reliability.html
    • AUTHORITY:Who is the creator or author?What are the credentials?Who is the publisher or sponsor?Are they reputable?What is the publisher’s interest (if any) in thisinformation? Image via http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/205598/Question+Authority/
    • “’Who is the author?’ is the root question. If youdon’t find one, turn your skepticism meter to thetop of the dial. And useeasywhois.comto find outwho owns the site if there is no author listed. If theauthor provides a way to ask questions,communicate, or add comments…dial back theskepticism…”- Howard Rheingold
    • PURPOSE/POINT OF VIEW:Is this fact or opinion?Is it biased?Is the creator/author trying to sell you something?Are there advertisements on the website? Image via http://fineartamerica.com/featured/point-of-view-renate-dartois.html
    • Works CitedOMahony, Donal. “CRAP Detection, Digital Publishing, andTime.” ELearning Island. N.p., 2 Jan. 2011. Web. 24 Oct.2011. http://donalomahony.edublogs.org/2011/01/02/crap-detection-digital-publishing-and-time/Rheingold, Howard. "Crap Detection 101." SF Gate.comCity Lights Blog. N.p., 30 June 2009. Web. 24 Oct. 2011.http://blog.sfgate.com/rheingold/2009/06/ 30/crap-detection-101/