Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Porn passed over as Web users become social-author - Yahoo! News

Sign of the times

Social networking sites are the hottest attraction on the Internet, dethroning pornography and highlighting a major change in how people communicate, according to a web guru.

The article ends with a timely reality check:

But Tancer said the speed at which information spread on the Internet had meant in some cases it was consumers generating the story and the media is last to record it -- or fact-check it.

"With the explosion of this type of false information on the Internet I think we will see someone come forward and develop a new type of software that can filter for the most accurate information," he said.

"Maybe accuracy is the next thing we will all search for."

Porn passed over as Web users become social-author - Yahoo! News

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