You are asking some very good questions. I often wondered the same before I learned about this subject. I would be glad to answer your questions and tell you what they all mean. First, you ask ‘How to assess the value of the information you find on the internet’? Well, there are many ways to assess the information you find on the internet. The first of many ways that I use to assess this information is to check the author information, meaning is the author trustworthy. To do this I often will see if the author has background in the subject that I am researching. I think that by doing this the information written by those who do not have any experience in the subject will not be on my radar. This also allows you to determine whether or not an author is authentic. Another important thing to check to see if information is reliable is to check the date, checking the date will help you determine if the information is up-to-date and if it has been updated recently.
I think that by making sure the information is not outdated will help the credibility of this information. thing to check to see if information is reliable is to check the date, checking the date will help you determine if the information is up-to-date and if it has been updated recently. I think that by making sure the information is not outdated will help the credibility of this information. Another thing you would need to check is the website dependable. When I say ‘dependable’ I mean is the website easily edited by others who do not have any experience in the field? Has this information edited recently, and by whom? When using the internet you must be cautious of the information you read because some information could be false. You also ask about the ‘digital divide’ and what it means.
The best way I can describe it is the divide between people who are up to date with all of the technological advances and those who are not. The people who are up-to-date with all of the technology advances have many ways to access all volumes of modern media though the internet. Whether it is though the use of a smart phone or the use of a computer or another type of technical device, whereas the people who do not have access to these types of media, people who rely on more traditional media such as, newspapers, books, and magazines would be on the opposite side of the digital divide. To bridge the digital divide all people would have to be able to access all versions of mass media. Meaning everyone would need to have to have equal access to the internet. By that I mean that everyone should have access to the internet. Whether at home or otherwise would be keeping everyone in the technological world would definitely help Bridge the gap in the digital age.