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Evaluating Internet Sources: Web 2.0 Sources

This guide will help you determine the value of information you gather searching the internet (www), and offer suggestions for successful research gathering

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Wikis, Blogs, Social networking

It is true that you can get a great deal of interesting information from the "new internet", Web 2.0. Blogs, Wikis, Facebook, You Tube and other social networking tools are open tablets for anyone to have their say on anything and put it out for all the world to see. While there may be some really unique and valuable information, complete with audio and video presentations to back it up, it is wise to proceed with caution when relying on this type of information. The very nature of a wiki allows anyone to alter content already on the web. Some examples of these types of sources are:

http://www.wikipedia.org/

http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/

 

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