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Book description

Today, anyone can create a slick website or a compelling argument via email and find lots of impressionable viewers who will believe every word. In this video, Howard Rheingold offers solid guidelines to help you determine whether the information you come across on the Web is legitimate or whether it's just plain crap. A respected author and journalist who’s been involved with the Web and Internet since the beginning, Rheingold will show you how to detect urban legends, spam email, criminal hoaxes, and phishing exploits, and more.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    00:04:15
  2. Learning How to Use Search
    00:16:11
  3. How to Tell People About Information on the Web
    00:12:48
  4. No Guarantee that Web Information is Legitimate
    00:09:07
  5. Urban Legends, Spam Email, Criminal Hoaxes and Phishing
    00:14:12
  6. Debunk Hoaxes
    00:08:19
  7. Using Wikipedia
    00:09:28
  8. Healthcare Online
    00:08:16
  9. Teaching and Learning About Critical Thinking
    00:06:42
  10. Children on the Web
    00:06:00
  11. Aggregation of Information
    00:06:00
  12. Closing Thoughts
    00:01:27