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5 Ways To Avoid Being Suckered By Unreliable Information

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The information society is upon us and with it comes the constant barrage of information accessible wherever, whenever. This book explores the role of knowledge prevalent in society, and investigates the dangers lurking in information technology and democracy as a whole.

 

Information is a condition for a robust democracy; people should vote based on sound information. But sound information doesn’t come easy and without labor. It must be properly handled and formatted before it is useful for deliberation, decision and action. In the information age, understanding the means by which information is processed becomes a crucial democratic instrument for the individual as well as the group.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 4, 2014 4:16 AM

Infostorms: How to Take Information Punches and Save Democracy is a significant book written by Vincent F. Hendricks and Pelle G. Hansen.


highly recommend reading it in order to understand how new information technologies challenge the way we process information and make decisions.  


Based on new insights from philosophy, logic, social psychology, behavioral science and economics the book explains how to navigate in the information age and shows how information is used to enlighten but also manipulate people, opinions and markets. 


Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 4, 2014 9:09 AM

Great list of what you should be thinking about when searching the internet!

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The power of ignoring mainstream news: Why reading the paper is like eating junk food

The power of ignoring mainstream news: Why reading the paper is like eating junk food | Good Advice | Scoop.it
How much time do you spend consuming information that you have no intention of taking action on or that you don’t care deeply about?
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Hint:  You want to focus on the Circle of Control.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:16 PM

Love this post as it reinforces why I'm so careful with my consumption of mainstream media. Once I heard "cancer" and my name in the same sentence I knew curating my head was going to be critical. "All energy to shields," was kind of how I thought of it.

Victor Jimenez's curator insight, November 22, 2013 4:30 PM

Agreed! Curate yourself!


"The world doesn’t need more people who mindlessly digest whatever information is around. What the world needs are people who learn with purpose, who take action on the things that are important to them, and who seek out high quality information as a way to spark creativity — not as an excuse to consume even more."

- James Clear