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  • 1. WELCOME! LIBRARY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS WORKSHOP II Tracking Down the Best on the Web… Presenter: Shelley Roseman, UConn Waterbury Library 1
  • 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. 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. GOOGLE think of it as a highway to almost anywhere www.google.com click MORE click EVEN MORE 4
  • 5. GOOGLE EARTH It also finds maps, driving directions, hotels, and restaurants nearby… 5
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. INTERNET FOLKLORE 11 http://www.lehman.edu/lehman/irishamericanstudies/folklore.gif
  • 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. COUNTERFEIT SITES “Beware of Imposters” 13
  • 14. BANANAS FROM COSTA RICA Circulated to thousands via emails 1999 14 Bogus institution
  • 15. http://www.makah.com/ The actual site is makah.org MAKAH PEOPLE 15 http://www.makah.com/
  • 16. MARTIN LUTHER KING- STORMFRONT SITE THIS SITE WAS COPIED TO RESEMBLE WEBSITE FROM WWW.KINGCENTER.COM 16 http://www.martinlutherking.org/
  • 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. 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. http://web.archive.org/web/20011201004044/http://whitehouse.org/ “WHITE HOUSE”--- THE ACTUAL SITE IS 19 WHITEHOUSE.GOV
  • 20. ANOTHER “WHITE HOUSE” “WHITE HOUSE”--- THE ACTUAL SITE IS WHITEHOUSE.GOV http://whitehouse.net/ 20 Bogus endorsement
  • 21. THE ONION www.theonion.com 21
  • 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. FIVE CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING WEB PAGES http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/webcrit.html 23
  • 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. 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. 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. CURRENCY  When was this page written or updated?  Are links working properly?  Does the information seem dated? Hint: Beware of dead links! 27
  • 28. COVERAGE  Does the page seem professional?  Are there missspellings?  Is the language appropriate? Hint: Avoid pgs with flashing pop–up ads. 28
  • 29. SO, WHAT’S GOOD? 29
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. QUESTIONS? 36
  • 37. THANK YOU Contact Information: shelley.roseman@uconn.edu UConn Waterbury Library 203-236-9908 37

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