Blog 10: Online info.


The world has truly been blessed with the internet. The number one blessing that comes from the internet is the freedom of online information. Think back to the times before the internet. Where did people get all of their information from? They got them from books! But things definitely changed when essentially all the information in the world became available through a computer. The internet allows you to obtain infinite knowledge. But along with the freedom of online information, a stereotypical false claim started to arise. Claims such as, “I know I’m right. I read it on the internet” has become a way of justifying our answers. The obvious problem with this is that not everything you read on the internet is legit. Have you ever come across an advertisement or headline about health remedies or celebrity gossip? Things like this are read online daily and millions of people believe it! But shouldn’t they? The information came from the internet, right? We might be absorbing false information and not even knowing it. Another negative part of online information fake personal information. There are people that completely spill all their personal information to people via social networking. But sometimes, the person you think you are talking to really isn’t who they say they are. This can lead to many problems down the road (some being dangerous such as abduction). The freedom of online information in many cases really is “too good to be true.” Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.


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