Health & Healthcare, Science & research

Separating Reality from Fake Health News

During this global pandemic, there's a lot of wild and wacky news out there in the world.  This infographic from the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions gives some handy tips for separating the facts from the crap.  In this post, I'll go through those tips with respect to spotting fake health news. Consider… Continue reading Separating Reality from Fake Health News

Blogging and writing, Mental health

How to Write Researched Posts

If you've been reading my blog for more than a few days, you may have noticed I'm a big fan of doing researched posts.  They can actually be really easy to write, so I thought I would share some tips that might help if you want to try doing that style of post. Wikipedia Wikipedia… Continue reading How to Write Researched Posts

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Science & research

Separating Fake News From Fact

The term fake news has been popularized by the current U.S. president, but how good are we at distinguishing fact from fiction?  The volume of information on the internet is truly astonishing.  There's quite a bit of good, but also a whole lot of crap.  Sometimes it's fairly easy to tell that a website is unreliable,… Continue reading Separating Fake News From Fact

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Science & research

Media Literacy Week: How to Be a Discerning Wikipedia User

It's Media Literacy Week November 5-9, 2018, so I wanted to write about media literacy when it comes to one of my favourite go-to sources of information, Wikipedia.  We've come a long way since I was in high school and the World Book Encyclopedia reigned supreme.  Still, with World Book, you could pretty confident that the… Continue reading Media Literacy Week: How to Be a Discerning Wikipedia User