Information Overshare

| August 23, 2010

A great summary of the trappings of online fact checking and “common knowledge”.

Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Michelle Pronovost.

An interesting article in Sunday's New York Times addressed a popularly-held misconception of today's undergrad students that anything on the Internet is free for the taking, without citation. This is caused by a coupling of the ease in which students can copy-and-paste online content and the culture in which publishers create tools making it easier …