Peter Steiner created this famous
cartoon on July 5th, 1993 for The
ON THE INTERNET NOBODY KNOWS 3
YOU’RE A DOG
think of it as a highway to
click EVEN MORE 4
It also finds
NEWEST IN SEARCH ENGINES
SEARCH ME: A Visual Search Engine
“…you’ll see pictures of web pages that
answer your search”
click the magnifiying
glass to browse
move the bar
and a new page
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SEARCHING?
Top 10 Search Terms by Category, Four
Weeks Ending February 28, 2009
(Search Engine Watch http://searchenginewatch.com/3633050)
4. pizza hut
10. perez hilton
5. toyota 7
THE DARK SIDE OF THE INTERNET
Scams counterfeit websites lies
misinformation fraud identity theft
plagiarism misinformation phishing spam
DOMAIN GRABBING &
Registering an Internet domain name for
the purpose of reselling it for a profit. One
of the more notable transactions was the
domain name wallstreet.com, which was
registered in 1994 for $70 and sold for one
million in 1999. Some people have
registered every common name and name
combination they can think of with the
hopes of making a profit”
WORDS OF WISDOM
“Phishingquot; -- Phishing is a way of accessing your
account and can lead to identity theft.
Don’t click X from pop-up ads
• Be careful when following links asking you to confirm
changes to your account
•Beware of a messages with general greetings: quot;Dear
Valued Customerquot; or quot;Please Confirm” “Esteemed
•Take the phishing test: Phishing IQ Test 10
9-11 TOURIST GUY
A MISSING TOURIST ON THE OBSERVATION
NORTH TOWER, STRUCK BY
DECK OF THE
AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT #11 ON 9/11
“Beware of Imposters”
BANANAS FROM COSTA RICA
Circulated to thousands via emails 1999
The actual site is makah.org
MARTIN LUTHER KING- STORMFRONT SITE
THIS SITE WAS
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
The official WTO site “At a Wharton Business
is http://www.wto.org School conference on
business in Africa that took
Saturday, November 11, the
WTO announced the
creation of a new, much-
improved form of slavery for
the parts of Africa that have
been hardest hit by the 500-
year history of free trade
PARODIES & SPOOFS
“Domain grabbing and squatting have
accounted for enormous traffic to a number
of counterfeit sites.” 18
“WHITE HOUSE”--- THE ACTUAL SITE IS 19
ANOTHER “WHITE HOUSE”
“WHITE HOUSE”--- THE ACTUAL SITE IS
FACTS ABOUT AIDS
University of Santa Anita
by Dr. Juatta Lyon Fueul
Departmnet of Public Health and Public
FIVE CRITERIA FOR
Is the page written by an expert?
Does the data seem distorted?
How current is the information?
Is the information cited properly?
Hint: Look for an “About Use” section 24
What is the domain of the webpage?
What are the credentials of the author?
Is the author/organization qualified?
Hint: Check URL (web address)
Is there a bias?
Why was this page written?
Is it a mask for advertising/propaganda?
Hint: Any pleas for help and invitations
When was this page written or updated?
Are links working properly?
Does the information seem dated?
Hint: Beware of dead links!
Does the page seem professional?
Are there missspellings?
Is the language appropriate?
Hint: Avoid pgs with
flashing pop–up ads.
SO, WHAT’S GOOD?
Center of Disease Control
National Institute of Health
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