Caveat Emptor is so
- Describes the accepted
social culture on the Internet.
- Includes characteristics as: honesty, integrity,
- Unfortunately, enough people disregard
netiquette, that you
must suspect every piece of information.
- WHY you should not believe all you read.
- Anyone can say/type whatever they want, whether
it is based in fact or not.
- It is trivial to fake authorship by simply typing
in someone else's name.
- You must learn to question apparent 'experts',
and realize that the information provided may not
be edited or reviewed by a qualified person.
- Cruel hoaxes may be propagated, just like in
newspapers and the media.
- Identifying 'urban legends' is often very
difficult. When in doubt, seek authoritative
sources, either on the Internet or by phone or
- Use the Internet to explore, but confirm
through traditional means.
- Adoptive Families, May/June 1997. The Internet's
Believe It or Not: What Can You Trust? and
Seeking to Adopt: Creating a Web Site to Spread
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