06 Jul 2008

Should we trust the information/data published on personal blogs?

Come web 2.0 and every tom, harry and Big K has a blog ;-) !

In fact, blogosphere is responsible for spreading the news faster than ever before. No doubt, there is a LOT of information available on blogs on everything that is under (and over) the sun.

The point of debate is - should we trust the information or data published on blogs?

Get started. I believe we all can learn a lot from this debate.
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
06 Jul 2008
I would tend to trust them if there were lots of references. The "digg" ranking might be a useful gauge too.

But opinionated blogs (more so political blogs) are a bit dangerous. If the blogger is very popular, and he/she mentions a rumour about a governer or minister (or a remark about another race or religion), many tend to believe it. Yes, we may want to encourage freedom of speech and what not, but there should be a limit. But thats another debate 😉
06 Jul 2008
Well, could you please explain why "Digg" ranking could be useful? As far as I know, its just people clicking on "DIGG IT" if they like the story. It no way ensures that the information is correct.

*Gets an idea for another debate topic*
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
06 Jul 2008
Well, I agree it doesn't entail accuracy, but the "exposure" its been given will open it up to more scrutiny. We certainly don't have to "trust" that single source, but if the news means a lot to you, you can certainly find out more about it 😉
gohm

gohm

Branch Unspecified
08 Jul 2008
you should never outright trust the info on blogs or any source. Explore & research to find the truth.

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