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Evaluating Internet Sources
When was the information published or posted?
Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question and who is the intended audience?
What are the author's qualifications to write on the topic? Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source? For example: .edu (educational), .gov (government)?
Is the information supported by evidence and has the information been reviewed or refereed?
What is the purpose of the information? to inform? teach? sell? entertain? persuade?
Finding Reliable Information
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Social Networking Sites
Bebo - standing for Blog Early, Blog Often - provides online and resource sharing between friends.
The most popular social networking site, states that "Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life."
This dynamic site allows image hosting and video hosting , web services suite, and online community owned by Yahoo!
Allows users to share movie ratings, discover new movies, and meet others with similar taste in movies.
A location-based social networking website based on software for mobile devices.
Genealogy and social networking website, aiming to create a family tree of the world.
Music website, allowing users to keep a record of what they listen to, and recommends similar music genres and concerts.
Touted as the words largest professional network, LinkedIn is comprised of 100 million professionals.
Allows members to create their own family websites, share pictures and videos, organize family events, create family trees, and search for ancestors.
After some rebranding, Myspace now provides an entertainment destination for music, movies, celebs, TV, and games.
Snapchat is a mobile messaging application used to share photos, videos, text, and drawings. It's free to download the app and free to send messages using it. It has become hugely popular in a very short space of time.
A discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds and recommends web content to its users.
Microblogging platform that allows users to post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio to their tumblelog.
A social networking and microblogging site, enabling its users to send and read posts of up to 140 characters.
Social Media Blogs
Mashable - Social Media
Mashable, a leading tech blog, provides current news on social media.
Social Media Examiner
A free online magazine designed to help businesses discover how to best use social media tools to find leads, increase sales, and generate more brand awareness.
Founded by Erik Qualman, provide concise and relevant news and data on social media.
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