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Today, anyone can create a slick website or a compelling argument via email and find lots of impressionable viewers who will believe every word. In this video, Howard Rheingold offers solid guidelines to help you determine whether the information you come across on the Web is legitimate or whether it's just plain crap. A respected author and journalist who’s been involved with the Web and Internet since the beginning, Rheingold will show you how to detect urban legends, spam email, criminal hoaxes, and phishing exploits, and more.

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On Aug 10 H. "Waldo" Grunenwald wrote:
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On May 19 David Peach wrote: Review: How to Distinguish Good and Bad Information Online by Howard Rheingold
This video series by Howard Rheingold helps the viewer try to determine what is junk and what is valid information on the web. There are 12 different video segments that let you jump to just the information you are looking for, or you can watch them all at one time. The program is set up in an interview format so that it is not just a talking head video. The interviewer is asking Mr. Rheingold various questions to keep the video on topic and moving forward. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On Mar 26 Gary Gragg wrote: Video: Crap Detection 101 by Howard Rheingold (from O’Rielly)
This video series covers the basics of how you judge the validity of information on the internet as well as many other topics.  The video is presented in the format of an informal interview and is done well to keep … Continue reading → Full Review  >

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On Feb 16 Ziv Kitaro wrote: Crap Detection 101: How to Distinguish Good and Bad Information Online
We are at a point where not only do we have hundred of different ways to consume information, we also have to deal with way too many sources that are less than credible. Full Review  >

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On Feb 15 Christine Gertz wrote: Crap Detection 101, review
Howard Rheingold, the author of Smart Mobs, looks at several different media literacy issues: determining authority, avoiding scams and getting good information. Crap Detection 101 is also an expansion of an article that he wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle (and which is still available online). He uses examples and… Full Review  >

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On Jan 29 Richard Hamilton wrote: Video Review – Crap Detection 101
The Video Crap Detection 101: How to Distinguish Good and Bad Information Online is targeted at parents, educators and high schools students to provide them with the tools to identify the difference between accurate and inaccurate information online. Full Review  >

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On Jan 28 Lily Veremis wrote: Crap Detection 101: How to Distinguish Good and Bad Information Online, by Howard Rheingold
What I am going to review is Howard Rheingold’s video “Crap Detection 101: How to Distinguish Good and Bad Information Online”. What the video is about? It is about the internet and the information we get through internet. Howard Rheingold, in his one and a half hour video (approximately), discusses with Mark Brokering of Safari Books Online, about several issues concerning internet, about information, and as the title says, how to distinguish good and bad Information. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Jan 20 Rich Rosen wrote: Howard Rheingold's Crap Detection 101 (Review)
O'Reilly is offering a series of videos from internet pioneer Howard Rheingold on how people can determine for themselves whether the information they come across on the web is useful, valid, legitimate, or... just plain crap. Because there's a lot of crap out there. Full Review  >

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On Jan 19 Michal Konrad Owsiak wrote: Finding information value made easy
I really, really, enjoyed this Video. But before I will tell about my feelings let me tell you about what the Video is all about. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Jan 11 Leo Marihart wrote: Good 'Net Primer for Parents & Teachers
Howard Rheingold trains you how to evaluate vet information that you find out on the 'net. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

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