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Module Three

WHAT ABOUT THE INTERNET?

World Wide Web

Surveys show that the vast majority of people use the Internet for their information searches. You probably do too. So what's wrong with that? You can find just about everything on the Internet, can't you? EXACTLY! In fact, that is the problem. No one owns the web, no one organizes the web, or checks the accuracy of all the information on the web. Anyone and everyone can post whatever they want, sell whatever they want, promote whatever they want. It isn't sorted according to the good, the bad, and the ugly. There are no ratings or warnings. You may retrieve hundreds of thousands of results for your search, most of which are irrelevant, inaccurate, or repetitious. You might also retrieve good, useful, reliable information, if you know where and how to look. There are ways to weed out most of the useless information and to evaluate the rest.

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