Monday, November 14, 2005

Endangered

In today's library presentation, Linda mentioned a site that chronicles the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide. Another all-star in this genre is a site encouraging the preservation of the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus. People have fallen for this one as well.

There are a number of hoaxe sites out there, and many of them are not easily recognized. Thinking critically about the information on a Web site is a constant requirement when doing research online.

2 Comments:

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Steve said...

There are also other really misleading websites that have strong arguements. My favoret is http://www.911truth.org/

 
At 3:12 AM, Blogger Chris D said...

I really like the tree octopus one. It has a lot of information to make it seem real but then they throw in hints to let you know its fake like the sasquatch article on the fake Saturday Evening Post.

 

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