in General, Libraries/Info Sci

Librarians to the rescue!

Wired has a really interesting article up about the average internet user’s inability to distinguish between real results and paid ads on search engines. I admit it surprises me a bit, especially given that the ads are almost always clearly marked as such to avoid exactly this type of confusion.

But ultimately this is another opportunity for library instruction to step in. Libraries already often run basic internet lessons. Maybe this should be made part of the curriculum.

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  1. Thanks! Wasn’t aware Metafilter was much of a place for info-sci related comments. I’ll have to give it another look. And sure, I’ll work up something further on the idea soon.