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I enjoyed reading Haisi’s post about what gives somebody authority on the internet. I agree that we all have the ability to be “authors” on the internet, through contributing to others’ content, linking out to various places on the internet or giving and taking as we produce content.

However, Haisi’s point is only relevant to creative material. For example, the issue of Internet hoaxes was used in the most recent symposium. Betty made the important point that the source of the information is everything, and that quantity doesn’t mean accuracy. Anyone can post anything on the Internet. It’s necessary to use discretion instead of just absorbing information. It reminds me of primary school and the six thinking hats. Always have your wits about you, keep your hats on.


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