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  1. Apr 2018
    1. Overall, I appreciate this further explanation of Rheingold's online post that I read. Having read the shorter version, I didn't get as much of the reasoning behind the importance of "crap-detection" and here I am further able to see sources that will help me weed out information that I don't need and make smarter choices in filtering out the "crap."

    2. Page 17's discussion of "Publish then Filter" really speaks to the increasing demand for information due to our society's need for instant gratification. Everything has become faster-paced and so we need information almost immediately or it probably won't be read. https://masscommons.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/here-comes-everybody-publish-then-filter/ This post explains the mentality very well, but what I'm glad Rheingold does is he explains the need for us to filter our information and check it first. He offers solutions to getting more accurate information or a solution to the problem.

    3. I had no idea about the integration of search and RSS. I think this is so useful and eye-opening as I am someone who really gets their information from online sources. I was able to finds sites such as ctrlq.org/rss/ which is an RSS search engine. This keeps information up-to-date and relatively accurate which could be very helpful to me as I know I tend to be closed-minded and only read things that lean towards liberal perspectives.

    4. I absolutely love the image on page 15 because I really think it really speaks to he amount of information we get in a day and the process we can go through in order to manage what we take in and what we retain. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjXubiymMLaAhVB6lMKHcusDcAQFggpMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pbs.org%2Fwgbh%2Fnova%2Fnext%2Ftech%2Ffake-news-is-spreading-thanks-to-information-overload%2F&usg=AOvVaw0lCmMgQPuehVN5SbZFAqDN

      This is a site I found that briefly discusses the negative impacts that comes from Fake News being promoted by information overload. I find this topic very interesting considering that we are becoming increasingly dependent on technology for information and news.

    5. The principles I find interesting as they are described are the "stay skeptical" and "Keep asking questions" principles. I like these because they don't urge the readers to deny anything and everything that they see, but to have a healthy amount of skepticism and curiosity when looking at information. The idea of "fake news" is one that is extremely common today. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj0gpmLlcLaAhWHylMKHZe7AbIQtwIIMjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cc.com%2Fvideo-clips%2Fmn1zfl%2Fthe-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-project-veritas-creates-fake-news-to-expose--fake-news-&usg=AOvVaw3MNVXPHa6IVmo-oL4Cz9aG

      This video, while taking a humorous take on what "fake news" is, discusses the impact of this by. The video is titled "Project Veritas creates fake news to expose fake news." This section on page 13 reminded me of this video both because of Rheingold's more light-hearted tone in his writing and for the expression of the dangers of misinformation.

    6. In Rheingold's "Crap Detection" brief online article, it discusses how in our society more and more people get their news from the internet and take it as fact and can spread misinformation. I think he does a much better job describing in full the need for people to really make sure the information they're getting is factual. It once again mentions websites like FactCheckED.org and focuses on the legitimacy of medical information which isn't really done in the quick blog-style version of this chapter.

    7. The idea that there are people who regard search-engines as authoritative is one that I really haven't considered. Being that we are a very internet-based society, most students do all of their research online. This guide gives some pros to using online sources for research but warns not to use only online sources as well as offering the pros to using more traditional sources such as libraries to conduct research. This reminds me of the times in class we've discussed using librarians and library databases in order to get sources.

    8. When Rheingold talks about the design of a website being a clue to the legitimacy of a source, it reminds me of a lesson I had in a computer class called "Presentation Etiquette." In this lesson we discussed the importance of keeping presentations and websites organized and easy to read. I've always found this to be helpful in determining whether a website is written by a company, a professional writer, or a novice. It also helps tell if the source is for entertainment or for education.

    9. The use of different sources in order to check a source's author and their credibility is something discussed in This seems to be specified in multiple places and teaches the importance of finding the legitimacy of the author.

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      This paragraph really drives home Rheingold's main message of the whole text. I think it serves as an excellent summary for the passage because he briefly but effectively tells us what crap detection is and why he thinks it's important without going so into detail that it becomes too much information. It educates the reader on exactly what the chapter will be about but most importantly why it matters.