The internet is known as the holy place where all of ones questions can be anwsered or ones statement can be backed up. However, that isn’t always the case. Nowadays, people will believe anything from any source because, well… it’s the internet! The truth is you can’t just get your information from anywhere. According to Chapter 8 of Practical Argument: A Text and Anthology, when wanting to use print sources to back up ones opinion or provide additional information that source must be accurate, credible, objective, current, and comprehensive. Without those five criteria a source isn’t very much believable.
For example, If you read a blog that said that Lil Wayne was dead would you believe it? Or got word from some unheard of news source that the zombie apocalypse is beginning… would you believe that to? Honestly, people just post whatever they want for entertainment purposes or just because they think there very educated on a topic when in reality, they are not credible or accurate. Most information from sources can be filled with subjective and uncomprehensive statements. There are times though that unreliable sources can be credible but it’s up to us to evaluate those sources and figure what is true and what isn’t.
I guess not everyone should be judged for what they post or what they post about. As far as the issue discussed on pages 219-220 about social-networking sites being looked at for employement; i don’t think that’s right. When we evaluate people, it makes more sense to make our opinions about them on the right aspects of their life. Seeing if someone is well equipped for a job based on their facebook doesn’t seem fair to me. Someone’s personal life should be seperate from their job. Also, why judge someone through a networking site? Seriously though, not everything seen is true or serious that’s why it helps to actually know that personin reality. At the same time, some people get too crazy and post ANYTHING on their facebook; those people need to chill out.
The bottom line is that not all sources are credible in every situation. One should look up multiple sources and use their evaluating skills to see if that source is right to use. The internet is a crazy yet good place to get information, but remember to be carerful where you get your information from.