Essay about With the Use of Internet

Submitted By dallnbry
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There are many fascinating things that we can do here in America, with the internet. There are many different ways that you can assess the information you obtain from the internet. The value of the information you find, determines on the credibility of the information. If the information has a high credibility, then you know that the information you have is high in value. If the credibility is low, then you know that the information is low in value. I find that checking for the author, the date the information was published, and the last time the information was updated to help me tell the value of it. You can be sure that the information you obtain is reliable or credible, if the information has an author, and is up-to-date. I will also check the sites presentablilty to see if the site is jumbled or if the site looks clean with no pop-ups. I check this because, the more presentable a site is, and the less likely you will be to find “junk” on the site. I try to avoid sites that have a lot of pop-ups, not only do they cause viruses but usually the information on the page is not worth risking the chance of viruses. Also, the sites that have self-answered questions are best to avoid. Many people have taken advantage of the sites that you can answer questions on. I for one, find these sites to be trash and not trustworthy. Try to find sites that have a domain ending of .org, .edu, and/or .gov. These sites will be more reliable than most. I find that using is a very helpful and reliable site. This site is reliable and keeps out most of the trash that comes from the open internet. The digital divide is most commonly defined as the gap between those individuals and communities that have, and do not have, access to the information technologies that are transforming our lives. Although a majority of our nation has access to the advancing technology and the internet, there is a wide gap between those who have and have access, to those who do not. Another digital divide that has come to light, is those who have dial-up service and those who have high-speed internet. There are lots of towns in the U.S. that are behind on the advancements in technology. A way to help reduce the digital divide would be to offer internet in local libraries. There are many countries that are denied access to the internet therefore, these countries are considered underdeveloped. These countries are on the side of the gap that is less knowledgeable about technology and the internet. The digital divide can probably be bridged if, like I said earlier, more libraries offered internet. Another way that the gap could possibly be bridged is if different countries and states could try to help their communities with technology, the local libraries could advance their