Tuesday, May 12, 2009

how reliable are your researches online?

I was surfing online when one freshly posted news from yahoo caught my attention. "Irish student hoaxes world's media with fake quote". In this advance technology, everything we would want to find out from history to the latest events and issues are just one click away from our pc and voila!!we are fed with interconnected information in just split seconds. Students no longer have long hours of researching from the old books in the school library. They no longer feel that kick in their stomach of making reports and assignments because the latest gadgets almost have it all. BUT, the big question there is that, HOW RELIABLE ARE YOUR RESEARCHES FROM THE INTERNET?Sure thing, students will be even more careful in finding reliable data in the internet after this.

Here's the news:

DUBLIN -When Dublin university student Shane Fitzgerald posted a poetic but phony quote on Wikipedia, he said he was testing how our globalized, increasingly Internet-dependent media was upholding accuracy and accountability in an age of instant news.

His report card: Wikipedia passed. Journalism flunked.

The sociology major's made-up quote — which he added to the Wikipedia page of Maurice Jarre hours after the French composer's death March 28 — flew straight on to dozens of U.S. blogs and newspaper Web sites in Britain, Australia and India.

They used the fabricated material, Fitzgerald said, even though administrators at the free online encyclopedia quickly caught the quote's lack of attribution and removed it, but not quickly enough to keep some journalists from cutting and pasting it first.

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Hendrawan said...

Ha.. you know, I search most of my assignment by using internet!

prinsesamusang said...

i agree with this. pagdating sa researches books are still tops.

ka bute said...

when i was in college, once we indicate in our paper that our sources are from the net, our profs would automatically give us flat 5. (--,)