Thursday, March 28, 2013

Josh Stearns presents tips for social media verification

Block printing on lined background: "Be More Skeptical"
Image credit: Josh Stearns
In keeping with what I view as an important role for the library professional -- promoting information literacy -- Josh Stearns has compiled an impressive collection of links, case studies and discussion for verifying social media content.

And while Stearns approached his subject from the perspective of a journalist, I believe his collection is applicable in the library context as well.

Consumers must question the credibility of information found on the Internet, and providing them with the analytic tools they need is a natural component of library service.

I credit Steve Buttry, digital transformation editor with Digital First Media, with directing my attention to Stearns’ curated resources.

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