The Internet Elephant: Your One-Time “Promotion” and its Persistence

We are used to the world of internet communication as an ephemeral, “one-time” communication. Send your email or IM communication and it disappears, without a sound, into the ether. But at least some of those communications are permanently cached and indexed. We’re seeing this today in product placement and promotion, and in the future will…

Can you trust what you read on the Internet?

Before Google was a verb, Twitter was an avocation, and Facebook was a way to spend your evening, it was easy to know where to get your information. Step 1: Go to your local library. Step 2: search the catalog (and before that, peruse the card catalog). Step 3: compare the citations for the term…