I am not sure that I am 100 percent on board with that. Granted, there is A LOT of things that you do online that can come up in something as simple as a Google search, but then again, how much of that information is made up and how much of it is true. Even though you are referring to a state website to get information, does that necessarily make it true? About a year ago, I was with some friends who decided to make some really dumb decisions, and instead of leaving I stayed with them, and ended up getting in trouble, also. These charges are a Grand Larceny and a Burglary!

I loud never do either of those, yet I was being criminally charged for them. When you Google my name, the charges come up, but the charges were Not Processed or (Noel Propose)[Sp]? Yet they are still under my name. I have to have an attorney expunge them, and they can be since they were dropped by the state. Anyhow, how valid is that web-site that states that I have those charges on my record? Not too reliable if you are trying to get an accurate report. That is where stand with this. How reliable are the sources that are on the internet, and how do we know if they are valid or not?

I think that the answer relies on the person asking the question. Are you one to just believe what you see, or are you one to second guess something that you hear. We can refer to the telephone game for a point I would like to make: One person starts out with a statement of some sort and one person tells another, until every person has spread it to the next person, until everyone has spread it to the last person. What the last person has generally is a modified version of what was actually said. So, just because you hear something does not mean that it is true by any means.

In fact, people that have people that despise them, generally have more rumors running around than they do facts. Ensuring that the ”facts” that you have are true are critical, especially if the) are going to be relayed to others. If something is relayed to someone, they take that information and show someone else. So, to ensure that the information you have is valid, you must do research. Google searches are extremely popular, as the internet has blown up and as everyone states: everything is on the internet.

Google, it needs to be verified before it is spread on among us believing that it’s true. Ways you can do this is using other search engines, or even the San- just different sites. You want to verify that all sites are saying the same thing The term digital divide refers to the people that do not have internet and have no access to it. People that don’t have internet use other means to find things out, but it may be a bit aged and take a lot longer to find out. On the other hand you have the social media era (now), and a lot of people just refer to their peers to find out information about things.

I think that when people hear something from someone that they believe is credible, it automatically goes on the credible side rather than the not credible. We can change this digital divide by community efforts. Know that the Obama Administration is pushing for an open wireless network, and if that happens, all people will need is the electronics to perform the research. Tall could produce a problem for those that are poverty stricken or middle classed individuals, because they tend to spend their money on things that are necessities rather than things that entertain us and occupy our minds.’,’Internet’),