Five ways to detect Internet BS

In the quest for page views and visitors, bloggers and content creators skate the ethical borders. They steal content. They create meaningless lists. They perpetuate inaccuracy with statistically ridiculous online polls. Do not nibble on these cognitive candy bars; they make for flabby brains. So I offer you a post that is not pilfered, that […]

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The Egyptian revolution: Exposing the weaknesses of media punditry

The protesting masses in Egypt exposed another worldwide problem: the 24-7 idiocy of instant punditry. You’d think an exposé showcasing problems with self-proclaimed “experts” would create a more skeptical media. But some outlets, desperate for instantaneous analysis, lured commentators to the airwaves who offered little more than uninformed opinions about what was happening in Egypt. […]

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Most-admired woman? Or best brand?

As a researcher, I do believe surveys are valuable, important tools for understanding public sentiment. But polls have become one of the most abused items in today’s society, to the point that some outlets even ask clueless people about who they think perpetrated a crime. If there is a number available, we believe the statistic […]

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