Wikipedia: Clickbait for Learners

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The best times to sit down to look up something on Wikipedia are early morning and late night, right?  I mean, who wouldn’t want to spend the whole day researching something more esoteric than grad school research or losing sleep over the causes of the proliferation of smart phones in elementary schools (I made that one up, but it probably exists).  Some people clickbait Forbes, HuffPo, or BuzzFeed, others resort to Wikipedia. You know you’re having a good Wikipedia session when you don’t even know how you got to the page you’re on. You have to look at your recent …

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Don’t know something? Google or YouTube it

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Today’s word of the day is autodidactic, brought to you by the internet.  The internet is perfect for those who don’t know something, which is to say all of us. Today, there is no excuse to say we “don’t know” and let that be the end of it.  The smartphone is ubiquitous.  Literally ubiquitous.  We can go to a third world country and see people living in mud huts, yet have their smartphone and iPad.  If we don’t know something, it is as simple as pulling up our favorite search engine or social video site.  It’s not difficult. Anyone can …

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