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Navigating digital information 3

Posted on: January 24, 2019

This week’s episode on being literate today focused on reading laterally.


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Reading laterally is not about reading articles from top to bottom, it is about reading sideways via other open tabs.

John Green recommended we do what teachers might still dissuade: When in doubt, check Wikipedia and its links to resources. The writeups and hyperlinks can be corrected much faster than other media.

Superficial consumption is not enough if we are to be critical readers, listeners, or watchers. It takes effort to go deep, but it pays off in the form of habits of critical literacy.

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