Validating internet sources

People want to convince you to buy their products, agree with their opinions, rely on their data, vote for their candidate, consider their perspective, or accept them as experts.

In short, you have to sift and make decisions all the time, and you want to make responsible choices that you won't regret. It's been called an art as well as work—much of which is detective work.

For example, it's estimated that anyone attempting to research what's known about depression would have to read over 100,000 studies on the subject.

Input validation should be applied on both syntactical and semantic level.Read Wicked or Wonderful: Revisiting Wikipedia by Annette Lamb.Think about the value and challenges of using Wikipedia."We are not preparing children to be critical think- ers," he said."And the people who want to persuade them will win, because we did not give them the survival skills of being critical discriminators of different versions of the truth." Schools must teach students to validate information they find on the Internet, November said. "The Internet offers a very powerful cross-referencing strategy called the link command," November said.