What is this CRAPP?!

Justfacts:

When first looking at justfacts.com I immediately thought it was sketchy because of the layout and it honestly didn’t look as developed as credible sources I have used in the past for school research. However, I was sadly mistaken.  But as you look into the different sections of information and look at their citations, they’re pretty recent with their facts and pulling from credible sources. For example, The Sex trafficking section pulled many credible sources especially from highly respected newspapers such as The New York Times and Huffington Post. There were also citations from various government agencies such as the Department of Justice and U.S State Department. So all in all, I would say they are pretty credible. Looks can definitely be deceiving. If you are trying to be up to date on policy issues this is definitely a good place to start.

Fact Check:

When viewing Fact Check it was obvious that it was strictly political information. And its also apparent that they post almost everyday with new articles and updates. Next, I went straight to their About Us section and read their mission. It was founded at the University of Pennsylvania by a publisher by the name of Walter Annenburg. I believe it is very credible because most things backed by a college has a high level of research and factuality behind them. I get the feeling like its kind of a non-bias, scholar ran, political journal type thing. The other thing I liked was their policy  on the funding they receive. They post the name of anybody who donates over $1,000 and promise to never to let the donation change the fact they will be reporting factual information. This gained them a million points with me personally.

Can I Find the Right Hair?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DQBMGEttm8rFzQEfP7WJE7-uKkyoXDKOS5flXS_VlCM/edit?usp=sharing

Well, let me start off by saying  that I am a natural for about 3 years now after doing the Semi-Big Chop. Ever since then, I’ve been so interested in what’s really the healthiest thing for my hair, how  to do different hair styles, but most importantly if I made the right decision by leaving the creamy crack behind. Above this paragraph you will see a link of my chart of me searching “Natural Hair Versus Relaxed Hair” on various search engines and meta search engines.

I was actually VERY surprised to see that each search engine was almost identical in their response to this topic. Maybe its not much info on the topic or it could simple be the way I worded it. In the Unit they discussed how just one simple word could throw off your results and actually give you answers to a totally different question.

Nevertheless, the consistency could also be a good thing. You know, kind of making the info a little more concrete.

Well, Thats my spill for the day.

Maya

Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Welcome to my blog! My name is Maya and Im am ecstatic that you are reading this. If you are here, you must be a part of my Computer Skills for The Information Age calls. And if you aren’t, welcome anyway! I am currently a sophmore at Ga State majoring in Exercise Science with a concetration in Physical Therapy.

I currently use just about every web communicaiton tool covered in Unit 1. Im a heavy abuser of Youtube. I use it for almost everything. I look up DIY’s, music videos, and just random things. Im also a Twitter addict, I literally can’t stay away for a day. It really isn’t anything more to me than just a means to talk about random things with all of my friends at once. Facebook use to be one of my many addictions, but now its a thing of the past. I normally just check every so often to see what birthdays are coming up for past classmates. My email is used much more often now that I am in college. I receive emails from my ROTC classmates and I also converse with my professors about assignments and other things. I use video conferencing through skype and video phone calls through facetime very often. Most of my friends are in the military literally all across the world, so its much more easier to be able to talk to them through there. I would love to know how to use Wikis and Folksonomies more . Im familiar with wikipedia but not on how to start up a wiki , if that makes any sense.

 

Well, That’s my spill for the day.

Thanks for Reading.

Maya.