Name: Professor: Subject: Date: Validating Information in the Internet: The Essence of Technology The Internet has become the brainchild of the explosion of the wireless communication technology in the beginning of this century. By now mankind has achieved a great level of interconnectedness at a local and global scale. However there exist many barriers against efficient information access in the society due to factors such as bandwidth availability inequality efficiency and prices of information products and services. The Internet and the Web make up the technology framework of the globally networked society. The understanding of the logic of their dynamics leads to a better view of their impacts on the society (Nia and de Vries 11). This means it is profitable both at a business and personal level to have a philosophical understanding of technology as a discipline and how it is differentiated from other forms of activity within Review of Economics and statistics 83.3 (2001): 434-445. Compton V.J. “The role of technology education in supporting a democratic literacy.”Keynote presentation published in conference proceedings of Technology Education New Zealand 6th biennial conference. Auckland New Zealand: TENZ 2007 pp. 8-14. Drucker Peter Ferdinand. Technology management and society. Harvard Business Press (2011). 15. Ellul Jacques. "76 Reasonable Questions to ask about any technology." HTTP:<www.thewords.com/articles/ellul76quest.htm Accessed 14 February 2018. (2015). Metzger Miriam J. and Andrew J. Flanagin. "Credibility and trust of information in online environments: The use of cognitive heuristics." Journal of Pragmatics 59 (2013): 210-220. Nia Mahdi G. and Marc J. de Vries. "The New Zealand Curriculum's approach to technological literacy through the lens of the philosophy of technology." Australasian Journal of Technology Education 3.1 (2016). Samaha Maya and Nazir S. Hawi. "Relationships among smartphone addiction stress academic performance and satisfaction with life." Computers in Human Behavior 57 (2016): 321-325. [...]
Technology opens up many more sources than might have been available in a library, bookstore, or newsstand. But much of this material has not been edited, nor does it have any accountable party committed to its reliability. How do we validate the information from these sources? How do we better separate fact from opinion? Also, do you find yourself checking google to verify something someone says right in front of people during a conversation? How would this behavior be received in a business setting or in a personal relationship?