The internet is the great enabler but what drives misinformation is human nature, and that is hardly new. “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on,” said Winston Churchill. Except he didn’t. It was allegedly Mark Twain first, and the evidence for that is patchy. On this, as so much else, truth is still reaching for its pants.
Confirming online fact with online sources, this seems like a bad idea.
Facebook presents us with a myopic view of the world, the world (and conversations) should not start from Facebook out, there is a much larger world out there.
The Facebook culture makes you think it's okay to be "dumb" and you're rewarded for thinking less.
When I was about 6 years old, my great grandma bought me an Apple IIc computer. I learned how to use the word processor software called "AppleWorks" & a game that came on the Apple At Play diskette called "Space Quarks". Files were saved on a built-in or secondary external 5.25" floppy drive. AppleWorks required two diskettes to operate, a Startup Disk booted the computer to ProDOS and made it ready to run the program. Once the Apple IIc computer was booted with the AppleWorks Startup Disk, it would ask for the AppleWorks Program Disk.