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Database Detectives 2017

Page history last edited by Kim Zito 2 years, 5 months ago

Here's your mission: Discover the evidence for why you should be careful when using Google for your Internet searches.

 

Explore the links below to list as many reasons as you can why Google

should not necessarily be your first choice when searching for information.

 

 

Sometimes when you search, you get more than you bargained for! Read on:

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/beware-dont-be-scammed-by-bad-links-in-google-search-results/

 

Sometimes when it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it isn't.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/technology/google-fake-ads-fact-check.html

 

Do you feel that you're being watched?  You might not just be paranoid...

https://www.lifewire.com/stop-google-from-tracking-your-searches-4123866

 

It must be okay to use Google to search for images, right? 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2017/08/28/no-the-shark-picture-isnt-real-a-running-list-of-harveys-viral-hoaxes/?utm_term=.1a1aad064c5c

 

What About Wikipedia? It's always right up there at the top of the results lists but is it true that "Experts are not welcome [on Wikipedia]," [Eric Barbour, a former Wikipedia editor] said. "And crazy people are welcome."  Read to find out more:

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/aussies-jaredo-wens-prank-sets-new-record-as-wikipedias-longestrunning-hoax-20150322-1m59c7.html

 

If there's time, watch this overview of the benefits of databases:

 

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