There are lots of do’s and don’s when it comes to social media but this one could easily be titled
Think Before You Share
I had a bit of rant (in the nicest way) about people reposting rubbish on Facebook as if the truth.
I have news for you. Not everything on the internet is true. This is of course but some stuff….not so much!
In the days before the internet, things were published in books and that cost a bit of money. As a result, publishers did things like fact checking and research. These days you can set a free blog up and be posting whatever you like in a matter of minutes.
In the video below, I refer to three sites that are fabulous resources for checking whether something has any credence.
- Facecrooks – really good for Facebook specific ones like “adding these people will infection your machine and destroy your hard drive”
- Hoax-Slayer – Debunking email hoaxes and exposing Internet scams since 2003!
- Snopes – the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation
Not mentioned but also worth a read if you care about accuracy and facts is Science or Not? – Separating science from nonsense