Fake websites, Spoof websites, science spoofs, commercial fake sites Introduction to fake websites Librarians and educators need to be able to illustrate to students and users alike that websites cannot always be trusted to provide truthful and accurate data. This page provides examples of websites that are full of lies, inaccuracies or false information - either for amusement or for more worrying reasons. The list does not include phishing sites however; these are intended to fool a person into believing that they are visiting a legitimate bank site for example; there are already plenty of links to these online already. Fake websites - scientific and commercial All of the following websites are, to the best of my knowledge fake sites, spoof sites or parodies of 'real' sites. Sites are arranged in subject groupings, with what I consider to be the most credible examples at the top; hopefully this will help when you come to choose examples for yourself or students. This page contains examples of scientific and commercial sites. Dihydrogen Monoxide Genochoice
MAVAV | Mothers Against Videogame Addiction and Violence Facts About Dihydrogen Monoxide Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) is a colorless and odorless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid. Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters. The atomic components of DHMO are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol. For more detailed information, including precautions, disposal procedures and storage requirements, refer to one of the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) available for DHMO: Should I be concerned about Dihydrogen Monoxide? A similar study conducted by U.S. researchers Patrick K. Why haven't I heard about Dihydrogen Monoxide before? Good question. What are some of the dangers associated with DHMO? What are some uses of Dihydrogen Monoxide? Absolutely! Can using DHMO improve my marriage?
Internet Detective | The Brief Welcome to Internet Detective - a free online tutorial that will help you develop Internet research skills for your university and college work. The tutorial looks at the critical thinking required when using the Internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of web sites. Who is the tutorial for? It’s designed to help students in higher and further education who want to use the Internet to help with research for coursework and assignments. What does the tutorial cover? The tutorial is divided into the following sections: What's the Story? What does the tutorial involve? You can work through the whole tutorial by selecting the next button at the bottom of each screen, or use the table of contents in the left margin to skip to a section. The tutorial will take around an hour to complete, but you can do it in more than one sitting. If you get stuck use the "HELP at the top of the page. ". OK, let's get on the case!
What Not to Crochet | because there's always one more crochet design that shouldn't be made! Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Help Save The ENDANGERED From EXTINCTION! The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Rare photo of the elusive tree octopus The Pacific Northwest tree octopus (Octopus paxarbolis) can be found in the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula on the west coast of North America. An intelligent and inquisitive being (it has the largest brain-to-body ratio for any mollusk), the tree octopus explores its arboreal world by both touch and sight. Reaching out with one of her eight arms, each covered in sensitive suckers, a tree octopus might grab a branch to pull herself along in a form of locomotion called tentaculation; or she might be preparing to strike at an insect or small vertebrate, such as a frog or rodent, or steal an egg from a bird's nest; or she might even be examining some object that caught her fancy, instinctively desiring to manipulate it with her dexterous limbs (really deserving the title "sensory organs" more than mere "limbs",) in order to better know it. Why It's Endangered
Motion BETA The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion -- now you can control Gmail with your body. Easy to learnSimple and intuitive gestures Improved productivityIn and out of your email up to 12% faster Increased physical activityGet out of that chair and start moving today How it works Gmail Motion uses your computer's built-in webcam and Google's patented spatial tracking technology to detect your movements and translate them into meaningful characters and commands. "Kudos to the Gmail team for bridging the divide.
Digital Literacy - Fake Websites Digital Literacy - Fake Websites by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Lots of us, kids included, tend to take websites on face value. One way to demonstrate this to children is to share fake or hoax websites with them. * All About Explorers This website was built by teachers specifically for the purpose of educating kids. * Aluminium Foil Detector Beanie I love the humour and detail in this website but it is probably best used with high-school aged kids. * Help Save the Endangered Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Same creative genius behind AFDB above. * Victorian Era Robots 11 and 12 year-olds will enjoy the illustrations here. * Moonbeam Enterprises Great text to analyse. * The Museum of Hoaxes This is the repository of all sorts of hoaxes that travel the internet. * Snopes.com Snopes isn't a fake website either. When you do look at a hoax website, see what clues kids can pick up that suggest the site is not legitimate. Project: Create a Hoax Website
Visit Exciting Fredericton New Brunswick, Canada Few people leave the `City of the Stately Elms' without some regret - a regret that they could not settle in our quiet yet dynamic neck of the woods. Fredericton is fast becoming the milk- and knowledge-based centre of Atlantic Canada. Founded in 1684 by Amish fishermen, Fredericton is located on a bend in the majestic St. We hope you enjoy this 'virtual tour' of New Brunswick's capital, and we hope that you come home again. Bienvenue sur le site web ninofficiel de Fredericton, la capitale du Nouveau-Brunswick! Copyright: Visit Exciting Fredericton New Brunswick Does Your Online Marketing Look Fake | EMSI Public Relations Does Your Online Presence Pass the Truth Test? What’s the fastest-growing marketing trend on the Internet? I’m sad to say it’s the “fakeosphere.” Yes, fake blogs (called “flogs”), fake web news sites and fake testimonials. He cites Internet marketing analyst Jay Weintraub, who believes the fakeosphere has become a $500 million-a-year industry. These fake sites and phony conversations are often more than simply misleading – OK, fraudulent – marketing. “The end game for most of these sites – no matter what they sell – is to persuade a consumer to sign up for a ‘free’ trial of a product, then make it incredibly difficult to cancel before the trial period ends,” Sullivan writes. Consumers are – and should be – increasingly wary. What would they say about your online presence? Here are some ways to ensure you pass the reality test — and some missteps that will ensure you don’t. On social media: Real people have real friends and family among their connections. On your website: In your newsletter:
The Ova Prima Foundation How can I tell if a website is credible? Topics Map > UWGB Help Desk There are six ways you can tell if your website is credible. It can be challenging to determine whether a website you’re using is credible, but here are a few things to look for:Author – Information on the internet with a listed author is one indication of a credible site. The fact that the author is willing to stand behind the information presented (and in some cases, include his or her contact information) is a good indication that the information is reliable. Date – The date of any research information is important, including information found on the Internet. Of course, there may be some reliable websites that do not include all these qualities.
History of the Fisher-Price Airplane (Tu-164 / FP-72) Basic layout of the Fisher-Price aircraft. (Interavia) American military satellites first detected construction of the prototype at Saratov in 1966. Alexei and Andrei Tupolev, 1969. First flight, 1970, Saratov. The Tupolev Tu-164 began Aeroflot service in 1971. Pacific Southwest Airlines began using the Fisher-Price design in 1978 for its San Francisco - Los Angeles route. Fisher-Price FP-72 at Denver, 2001. HISTORY OF THE FISHER-PRICE AIRPLANE (Tupolev Tu-164) Almost forgotten, the Fisher-Price Airplane is a relic from the 1970s, a rare example of a Soviet design that was adopted by Western airlines. The Soviet requirement In 1951, Stalin had reiterated his call for "one of the toughest engineering problems facing our nation" -- a plane that could carry a dad, a mom, their family, and the dog to a playground in Irkutsk. In his memoirs, Khrushchev emphasized that Tupolev was telling this to a man who had already jailed him for years on a manufactured pretext. Basic dimensions Reader comments