Evaluating Information Found in Social Media: Considering Facebook

In today’s online environment you are constantly coming in contact
with information, whether it’s through a friend’s status update a shared news link or even just shared
photographs. Because the World Wide Web is a free resource and does not limit any person to
publishing what they want to say online, it’s extremely important to be able to
identify if the information that you see is reliable or not. In this video, the Gumberg Library
will cover the basics of evaluating information found through social media while keeping in
mind the elements up the CRAAP Test social media has one of the most significant and fast-acting platforms for spreading
information, regardless of whether the information is true or not. Think about the amount of shared posts that
you see on Facebook when a major event happens or consider
the trending hashtags on Twitter where users can spread facts, opinions,
and other information about current events the CRAAP Test makes evaluating
information quick and easy. Each letter represents one of
the evaluation criterion allowing you to determine which sources
are best for your information needs we can keep the components that make up
CRAAP in mind to examine and determine the usefulness of information found through
social media. This tutorial will discuss the
information that can be back in Bayside our next tutorial for evaluating
information on Twitter and their shared photographs Facebook
reports one point $44 billion monthly active users online as of March 2013 2013 report by
the Pew Research Center showed that over half over don’t Facebook users obtain
their daily news and information from Facebook P the age group 18- to
29-year-olds are also reportedly turning to Facebook for breaking news and consider the website a leading
source of current information report such as this one and others like
it detail how the usage of social media is on the rise and only high the need to determine what information
is legitimate or not consider how many posts you seem like this or maybe this or how about this one these are three examples a facebook
user’s spreading incorrect falsified unbiased
information looking a little closer at this website will help to identify how reliable the
information is the URL cell is titled conservative
Tribune dot com suggesting that it is from a commercial
news site with the bias toward the right-wing politics a good look around should brace in red
flags if you keep the components of crap in
mind for starters the article is posted on the basic
building web page that is littered with advertisements it seems as if the purpose of this
resource is trying to sell the information rather than to educate and inform in
regards to it and already there are no outward thanks to an About page already credited
authors that show that the author has expertise to report on the topic at the bottom of the article there is a
notice that the page is powered by WordPress a popular free blog hosting site because
of the lack of an author and because this article was posted on a blog we cannot assume that the information
isn’t already stated as blogs can be run by any person on the
Internet yes you can repeat that the information and decide how terrible it is by
searching other places for the same information let’s remember that component that crap
as you can see that there are no dates anywhere on the site or in the article so we are unable to
determine how current the information is also a quick Google search who is being
cited in the article will show that Wayne Rooney has
previously stated how he has no memory of Obama attending Columbia and that he runs a blog where he
publishes entitled mama literature therefore this is probably not the best
almost accurate source for information regarding the president and his
intentions the source does not pass the accuracy
and/or any criteria the crap test the relevant will be
determined by your personal decision I whether or not it is relevant to your
information thinking process articles referred to as click baby are
one of the most active culprits for spreading false
information within social media they’re usually advertise with these
kind of headlines to grab the users attention or debate
them into quitting the page could be provides purposeless
information to readers and all sometimes he’ll false
information such as the meaning behind the color and toothpaste tubes in this example the photo share on
Facebook and users were encouraged to share to
spread the information a popular debugging source selbst concluded that this information is false
as they provide a resource that show that the color bar some toothpaste tubes are actually just directional sensors
from the assembly line always check the currency information
shared through social media like Facebook knowing how current peace and
information that is spreading is crucial as you do not want to be spreading
outdated information here’s an example when you will need to evaluate the
information at an article in June 2015 thousands of Facebook users
were posting about the death every mcclanahan star of the television
series Golden Girls if you choose to
investigate further will see the true actually passed in
2010 despite this fact four years after her death Facebook and
Twitter users begin to post their condolences causing much confusion within the
Internet community then the next year five years after her death
the internet was still mourning the loss every month and a hand as users continue to pose condolences
without checking the currency of the information this is one of the most common mistakes
that Internet users can make when reading and sharing online
information checking for publication date: or arrival date well eliminate the
confusion our love for you to share only the most
up-to-date information with others Facebook is not the only social media
platform used for sharing false information you can learn how to properly evaluate
the information found and the users that engage in the popular
platform Twitter your next video the tutorial also discusses shared
photographs they can be found online and drop the various social media platforms click the link to watch our video
evaluating information about your social media discussing Twitter and share photographs
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