WELCOME!
LIBRARY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS WORKSHOP II



Tracking Down the
Best on the Web…

Presenter: Shelley Roseman, UConn
W...
TODAY’S AGENDA

      11:30-12:15 Presentation

        •Health
        •Wealth
        •Hobbies
        •Politics
       ...
Peter Steiner created this famous
     cartoon on July 5th, 1993 for The
     New Yorker




ON THE INTERNET NOBODY KNOWS ...
GOOGLE
think of it as a highway to
almost anywhere
www.google.com
                         click MORE




                ...
GOOGLE EARTH
 It also finds
 maps,
 driving
 directions,
 hotels, and
 restaurants
 nearby…
                 5
NEWEST IN SEARCH ENGINES
 SEARCH ME: A Visual Search Engine
 http://www.searchme.com/
                            “…you’ll...
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SEARCHING?

 Top 10 Search Terms by Category, Four
 Weeks Ending February 28, 2009
 (Search Engine Watch h...
THE DARK SIDE OF THE INTERNET




 Scams     counterfeit websites  lies
 misinformation   fraud identity theft
 plagiarism...
DOMAIN GRABBING &
      CYBERSQUATTING
“cybersquatting
Registering an Internet domain name for
the purpose of reselling it...
WORDS OF WISDOM
“Phishingquot; -- Phishing is a way of accessing your
account and can lead to identity theft.




•
      ...
INTERNET FOLKLORE




                                                                 11


http://www.lehman.edu/lehman/i...
9-11 TOURIST GUY
A MISSING   TOURIST ON THE OBSERVATION
           NORTH TOWER, STRUCK BY
DECK OF THE
AMERICAN AIRLINES FL...
COUNTERFEIT SITES




“Beware of Imposters”
                        13
BANANAS FROM COSTA RICA




Circulated to thousands via emails 1999
                                           14


      ...
http://www.makah.com/
The actual site is makah.org

                        MAKAH PEOPLE




                             ...
MARTIN LUTHER KING- STORMFRONT SITE




THIS SITE WAS
COPIED TO
RESEMBLE
WEBSITE FROM
WWW.KINGCENTER.COM

                ...
WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
                           http://www.gatt.org/
The official WTO site      “At a Wharton Business...
PARODIES & SPOOFS




  “Domain grabbing and squatting have
accounted for enormous traffic to a number
           of count...
http://web.archive.org/web/20011201004044/http://whitehouse.org/




 “WHITE HOUSE”--- THE ACTUAL SITE IS                 ...
ANOTHER “WHITE HOUSE”
“WHITE HOUSE”--- THE ACTUAL SITE IS
WHITEHOUSE.GOV




        http://whitehouse.net/

             ...
THE ONION


www.theonion.com




                   21
FACTS ABOUT AIDS




University of Santa Anita



                    by Dr. Juatta Lyon Fueul
                    Departm...
FIVE CRITERIA FOR
     EVALUATING WEB
                      PAGES

http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/webcrit.htm...
ACCURACY
 Is the page written by an expert?
 Does the data seem distorted?
 How current is the information?
 Is the in...
AUTHORITY
 What   is the domain of the webpage?
 What are the credentials of the author?
 Is the author/organization qu...
OBJECTIVITY
 Is there a bias?
 Why was this page written?
 Is it a mask for advertising/propaganda?



 Hint: Any pleas...
CURRENCY
 When   was this page written or updated?
 Are links working properly?
 Does the information seem dated?




 ...
COVERAGE
 Does   the page seem professional?
 Are there missspellings?
 Is the language appropriate?


Hint: Avoid pgs ...
SO, WHAT’S GOOD?


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HEALTH SOURCES
Center of Disease Control
http://www.cdc.gov
WebMD
http://www.webmd.com
National Institute of Health
http:/...
CNN Money
FINANCIAL
                                http://money.cnn.com
The Motley Fool                 Yahoo Finance
htt...
HOBBIES & INTERESTS

            Inside Hobbies & Games
http://www.about.com/hobbies

                    Yahoo Directory
...
VIDEOS
     Search for your favorite singers, scenes from
     movies, and just about anything you
     want…http://www.yo...
AND MORE VIDEOS….

         PBS
 http://www.pbs.org/video


Tip: Browse first at:
http://www.hulu.com/browse/alphabetical/...
NEWS/POLITICS
  BBC                                  CNN
  http://www.bbc.co.uk                 http://www.cnn.com

  New ...
QUESTIONS?




             36
THANK YOU
     Contact Information:
shelley.roseman@uconn.edu
  UConn Waterbury Library
        203-236-9908

            ...
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  1. 1. WELCOME! LIBRARY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS WORKSHOP II Tracking Down the Best on the Web… Presenter: Shelley Roseman, UConn Waterbury Library 1
  2. 2. TODAY’S AGENDA 11:30-12:15 Presentation •Health •Wealth •Hobbies •Politics •Fun 12:15-12:45 Hands-On 2 12:45-1:00 Wrap-Up/ Questions/Comments
  3. 3. Peter Steiner created this famous cartoon on July 5th, 1993 for The New Yorker ON THE INTERNET NOBODY KNOWS 3 YOU’RE A DOG
  4. 4. GOOGLE think of it as a highway to almost anywhere www.google.com click MORE click EVEN MORE 4
  5. 5. GOOGLE EARTH It also finds maps, driving directions, hotels, and restaurants nearby… 5
  6. 6. NEWEST IN SEARCH ENGINES SEARCH ME: A Visual Search Engine http://www.searchme.com/ “…you’ll see pictures of web pages that answer your search” click the magnifiying glass to browse move the bar and a new page comes along 6
  7. 7. WHAT ARE PEOPLE SEARCHING? Top 10 Search Terms by Category, Four Weeks Ending February 28, 2009 (Search Engine Watch http://searchenginewatch.com/3633050) 6. netflix 1. paypal 7. hotels.com 2. myspace 8. viagra 3. cnn 9. coupons 4. pizza hut 10. perez hilton 5. toyota 7
  8. 8. THE DARK SIDE OF THE INTERNET Scams counterfeit websites lies misinformation fraud identity theft plagiarism misinformation phishing spam 8 http://www.educationau.edu.au/jahia/webdav/site/myjahiasite/shared/siteimages/Darkside_internet.jpg
  9. 9. DOMAIN GRABBING & CYBERSQUATTING “cybersquatting 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” 9 http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Domain+grabbing
  10. 10. 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 Friend” •Take the phishing test: Phishing IQ Test 10 http://www.sonicwall.com/phishing/
  11. 11. INTERNET FOLKLORE 11 http://www.lehman.edu/lehman/irishamericanstudies/folklore.gif
  12. 12. 9-11 TOURIST GUY A MISSING TOURIST ON THE OBSERVATION NORTH TOWER, STRUCK BY DECK OF THE AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT #11 ON 9/11 12
  13. 13. COUNTERFEIT SITES “Beware of Imposters” 13
  14. 14. BANANAS FROM COSTA RICA Circulated to thousands via emails 1999 14 Bogus institution
  15. 15. http://www.makah.com/ The actual site is makah.org MAKAH PEOPLE 15 http://www.makah.com/
  16. 16. MARTIN LUTHER KING- STORMFRONT SITE THIS SITE WAS COPIED TO RESEMBLE WEBSITE FROM WWW.KINGCENTER.COM 16 http://www.martinlutherking.org/
  17. 17. WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION http://www.gatt.org/ The official WTO site “At a Wharton Business is http://www.wto.org School conference on business in Africa that took place on 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 COUNTERFEIT 17 there.”
  18. 18. PARODIES & SPOOFS “Domain grabbing and squatting have accounted for enormous traffic to a number of counterfeit sites.” 18 http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/sep00/piper.htm
  19. 19. http://web.archive.org/web/20011201004044/http://whitehouse.org/ “WHITE HOUSE”--- THE ACTUAL SITE IS 19 WHITEHOUSE.GOV
  20. 20. ANOTHER “WHITE HOUSE” “WHITE HOUSE”--- THE ACTUAL SITE IS WHITEHOUSE.GOV http://whitehouse.net/ 20 Bogus endorsement
  21. 21. THE ONION www.theonion.com 21
  22. 22. FACTS ABOUT AIDS University of Santa Anita by Dr. Juatta Lyon Fueul Departmnet of Public Health and Public Interest Enrichment 22 http://www.ithaca.edu/library/research/AIDSFACTS.htm
  23. 23. FIVE CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING WEB PAGES http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/webcrit.html 23
  24. 24. ACCURACY  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
  25. 25. AUTHORITY  What is the domain of the webpage?  What are the credentials of the author?  Is the author/organization qualified? Hint: Check URL (web address) 25
  26. 26. OBJECTIVITY  Is there a bias?  Why was this page written?  Is it a mask for advertising/propaganda? Hint: Any pleas for help and invitations to join? 26
  27. 27. CURRENCY  When was this page written or updated?  Are links working properly?  Does the information seem dated? Hint: Beware of dead links! 27
  28. 28. COVERAGE  Does the page seem professional?  Are there missspellings?  Is the language appropriate? Hint: Avoid pgs with flashing pop–up ads. 28
  29. 29. SO, WHAT’S GOOD? 29
  30. 30. HEALTH SOURCES Center of Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov WebMD http://www.webmd.com National Institute of Health http://health.nih.gov/ Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.com 30
  31. 31. CNN Money FINANCIAL http://money.cnn.com The Motley Fool Yahoo Finance http://www.fool.com http://finance.yahoo.com Bloomberg Current Issues: http://www.bloomberg.com Forbes http://www.forbes.com Business Week / http://www.businessweek.com Fortune http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune 31 Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com
  32. 32. HOBBIES & INTERESTS Inside Hobbies & Games http://www.about.com/hobbies Yahoo Directory http://dir.yahoo.com/recreation/hobbies/ From amateur ham radio - writing Genealogy http://www.familychronicle.com/webpicks.htm Cooking 32 http://www.epicurious.com
  33. 33. VIDEOS Search for your favorite singers, scenes from movies, and just about anything you want…http://www.youtube.com www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIiAdHGi3AI 33
  34. 34. AND MORE VIDEOS…. PBS http://www.pbs.org/video Tip: Browse first at: http://www.hulu.com/browse/alphabetical/episode Watch TV episodes, movies free Includes wide variety from the Addams Family to National Geographic Channel to The Office 34
  35. 35. NEWS/POLITICS BBC CNN http://www.bbc.co.uk http://www.cnn.com New York Times NPR http://www.nytimes.com http://www.npr.org Listing of U.S. and International Newspapers & Magazines Tip: Search by Region or Category: http://dir.yahoo.com/News_and_Media/Newspapers/ 35
  36. 36. QUESTIONS? 36
  37. 37. THANK YOU Contact Information: shelley.roseman@uconn.edu UConn Waterbury Library 203-236-9908 37
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