Week 3 – Info Overload!
- Guest speaker: Jessica Albano, UW Librarian
- Discussion: Info Overload
- Discussion: Next week’s assignment
- Blog posts of note: Ashika, Chad, Corey, John, Katarina, Madeline, Rob, Robert, Rylan
- Knight Cite
Discussion (your questions)
- What might you add to a search engine or web pages to measure content reliability or your tolerance for unreliability?
- Mark Nelson identifies two “major factors affecting the ability of people to access information effectively: information literacy and application usability.” In 2009, do these problems remain the two “major factors” or have the obstacles changed? And how can “information illiteracy” impact a person’s life?
- What would be the main source of getting information if all search engines crashed tomorrow?
- What do you think is the best way to determine if one source is more credible than another?
- Thinking about my parents on this question and knowing that they know little to nothing about computers, how would you explain to a person how searching for information is easier for their lives?
- How can we know if anything is truthful on the web? If traditional media has safeguards and professional ethics to help keep them truthful and honest (in most cases), what safeguards do we have that mass disinformation won’t take place via a viral marketing campaign or just through natural meme outcroppings?
Next Week’s Assignment (due Fri 30 Jan)