Last week I attended a "#Call to Action: Fake News, Misinformation and Post-Truth" held by the SMU libraries in Singapore. Library network groups are full of requests for student appropriate examples of fake news. Most librarians have a stock list starting from the spaghetti harvest (1957) / tree octopus (1988). And we've unfortunately become over … Continue reading #fakenews – symptom or disease?
I've been on the internet a long, long time. There was some primitive stuff going on when I did my first degree around the mid-80's (that's 1980's) but we only really got it going at home in 1994 - and then we were living in Brazil, where and when at that time, even having a … Continue reading Social networking – the dark side
It's terribly addictive, I've just spent an hour hopping from blog to blog to Pinterest to Facebook entry and back again. And added a couple of pretty good blogs to my Blogfeed (The Daring Librarian, and DaveCaleb). It wasn't all for nothing. I had a good lesson on infographics from Library Grits, along with some … Continue reading Reading and Weeding social media