Credibility – Learning Portfolio Item 1

In todays society being a student and having Internet access majority of the time it can be both a blessing and a curse. When looking online for current information that you are hoping to be true and honest and even posted by a legitimate person is can be hard, we are constantly being hoaxed and false information posted and being posted by people posing to be a “somebody” when they are in fact a nobody. Gone are the day when the only way you can find out current affairs or history by books and newspapers, it is all at the click of a button now. Fogg explains in his article “believability is a good synonym for credibility in virtually all cases” (Fogg, 2003) this can be taken in a couple of different ways, when we read something do we believe it? The answer is generally yes. Going back to saying everything is at a click of a button do we read information and believe that it is true because it is because it is online. When reading an article or post online you have to ask yourself the following questions “who has written it?”, “what type of website is?” and “can you find more than 3 credible sources on this topic?”. When completing these questions and finding out the credibility of the website you will save yourself from over researching and a lot of time and effort. As a student having credible websites are important to me as university assignment standard must always be reviewed from a credible resource.

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