internet data: might be correct or wrong?

Philippines
September 28, 2007 9:39pm CST
my teacher in philosophy really discourage us from getting information on the internet for our class reports. he said that not all informations in the internet are correct. all of the online people can just post information which might correct and just their owns ideas. could you guys comment on this?
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@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
29 Sep 07
Your teacher is correct MaryKris. The best thing will be to check always more sources and compare the data from all of these. It costs a lot of time however to do this. When studies are involved I'd go with books on the lists presented by the school or university and after finishing these I'd go from there. TheFortunes
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• United States
29 Sep 07
Your teacher is right. There are some information that are indeed incorrect. There are situations where somebody will type what they believe and ignore the truth which will cause the data to be false or inclusive. Try getting more than one source to confirm the data is true or not.
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• India
10 Oct 07
Well, its not that all data on the internet is wrong. You can find many reliable sites on the net. But it is very easy to get hands on wrong information. That's why your teacher discourages you from getting information through net and instead find it from books. Which are more reliable.
• Pakistan
29 Sep 07
Well...It is true that sometimes the information that you find on the internet is not trustworthy because some person or group might want to impose his/their ideas in you...But the fact that Internet is useful in educational purposes in a lot of ways cannot be denied.
• Indonesia
29 Sep 07
Internet has so many sources. News, science, sport and everything can be found easily on the internet. Of course you can trust the information on the internet like in wikipedia.
@patgalca (14479)
• Orangeville, Ontario
29 Sep 07
Last year my daughter, in grade 8, had to do a study on websites and how accurate they may or may not be, what to look for, etc. Examples were checking when the site information was last updated and the qualifications of the person writing the article. I would rather my kids be discouraged from using the internet for homework but unfortunately the kids are sent home with links to specific websites to get their information, or they got it on the computer at school and have to follow-up at home. Not everyone has a computer. There is a computer in my daughter's room but it does not have internet access. If she needs something online I find it for her. I really think they have taken something away from children when they have them use the computers. For example, they used to DRAW pictures for projects. Now they just look for a picture on the internet and print it out. They are losing some imagination and skill by using the computer. My kids' use of the computer is very limited.
• United States
29 Sep 07
I know that some people believe everything that is on Wikipedia but they shouldn't because anyone can add info to it. Some people just write down things they've "heard" and it makes the article highly unreliable. There are some good sites to get information but make sure that the info is accurate before you use it :).
@aowaow (1517)
• Indonesia
29 Sep 07
"Don't Swallow Anything In A Piece"