We need to show folks how to detect crap online. In this post the authors use 'questioning' as the prime tool for this. I love their first question: How do you know what you know? I also love how these questions cut both ways and allow us to be skeptical of others as well as our delusory selves. Handy!
I think that I will have a whole lesson on how to use these questions in writing a research paper. There are lots of other tools here as well including the News360 Periscope extension and the Unsourced Chrome extension. They got it down now let's see if they got it right.
Use in conjunction with Neil Postman's essay about BS/crap detection: http://criticalsnips.wordpress.com/2007/07/22/neil-postman-bullshit-and-the-art-of-crap-detection/