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Perceptions of Internet Information Credibility
People increasingly rely on Internet and web-based information despite evidence that it is potentially inaccurate and biased. Therefore, this study sought to assess people's perceptions of theExpand
Social and Heuristic Approaches to Credibility Evaluation Online
Results show that most users rely on others to make credibility assessments, often through the use of group-based tools, and that rather than systematically processing information, participants routinely invoked cognitive heuristics to evaluate the credibility of information and sources online. Expand
The credibility of volunteered geographic information
The proliferation of information sources as a result of networked computers and other interconnected devices has prompted significant changes in the amount, availability, and nature of geographicExpand
The role of site features, user attributes, and information verification behaviors on the perceived credibility of web-based information
Perceptions of credibility differed, such that news organization websites were rated highest and personal websites lowest, in terms of message, sponsor, and overall site credibility, with e-commerce and special interest sites rated between these, for the most part. Expand
Credibility for the 21st Century: Integrating Perspectives on Source, Message, and Media Credibility in the Contemporary Media Environment
Technological capabilities and features of the Internet and World Wide Web have prompted concerns about the verity of online information, the credibility of new media, and the new responsibilitiesExpand
Internet use in the contemporary media environment.
Although a significant amount of research has focused on traditional media choice and use, and even on some ‘new’ media, these studies have either neglected the Internet and World Wide Web or wereExpand
Reconceptualizing Collective Action in the Contemporary Media Environment
Collective action theory, which is widely applied to explain human phenomena in which public goods are at stake, traditionally rests on at least two main tenets: that individuals confront discreteExpand
Digital Media and Youth: Unparalleled Opportunity and Unprecedented Responsibility
With the sudden explosion of digital media content and access devices in the last generation, there is now more information available to more people from more sources than at any time in humanExpand
College student Web use, perceptions of information credibility, and verification behavior
Research on college students' use of Web-based information, their perceptions of information credibility, and their online verification behaviors indicates that students find information to be more credible than do those from a more general adult population, across several media and considering many different types of information. Expand
Production of Collective Action in Alliance-Based Interorganizational Communication and Information Systems
This article presents a public goods-based theory that describes the process of producing multifirm, alliance-based, interorganizational communication and information public goods. These goods offerExpand