Monday, September 8, 2008

CQ Researcher explores Internet Accuracy

Have you been on CQ Researcher lately? While exploring the site for some lesson planning ideas I noticed the August 1st article is titled "Internet Accuracy." It explores topics like the authenticity of Wikipedia, how information literacy is important in today's world, and the future of information control (and cataloging) regarding the Internet. The Short Features sections provides some interesting tips for Google and alternative search engines to try. Ever heard of This search engine claims to promote "serendipitous surfing" by pairing your search term with a randomly generated word (from a category you select) to lead you to sites that would be overlooked by Google. Practical? Not sure yet. Fun? Yup! A search for "librarian" and a random word from the "urban dictionary" category (word generated: Song Binging) brought me to the Rabid Librarian's Ravings in the Wind blog. Interesting.....


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