Evaluating Information: Acquiring Information
- Traditional Sources
- Evaluating Information
- Trust No One
- Search Engines
- You’ll want to search both the web and Usenet for information. The web provides information on things that someone cared enough about to create a permanent page for—blogs, especially, are useful, because individual experts will blog about topics they’re following. Usenet provides late-breaking information that is currently in discussion, as well as information that was once late-breaking many years ago. Twitter also provides late-breaking…
- Discussion Groups
- One of the best places to get immediate information—after researching the other on-line sources—is discussion groups. Usenet is the biggest source, and there are mailing lists for most any topic as well.