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10 June 2012

Howard Rheingold on how the five web literacies are becoming essential survival skills

Go to Harvard's Neiman Journalism Lab's webpage, and read Howard Rheingold on how the five web literacies are becoming essential survival skills "Rheingold was visiting the MIT Media Lab to talk about his new book, Net Smart: How to Thrive Online, which examines how people can use the Internet not just to better themselves, but also society as a whole."

" ...Net Smart offers up a set of five literacies Rheingold sees as important: attention, participation, collaboration, “crap detection,” and network smarts. As we’ve become more sophisticated in the ways we use the web, we need to adjust how we use it, being able to tell fact from rumor and able to call on the skills and resources of a community to help answer our questions..."

The video is 111 minutes. Read the article first, then watch the video. Time well spent.