Perhaps one of the more enduring cartoons that relates to the quality of information on the Internet is one that states, “On the Internet no one knows you are a dog.” It shows a drawing of two dogs sitting in front of a computer terminal.
Unfortunately, the cartoon is copyrighted material so it can’t be reposted here, but you can see it here along with many variations. The point of the cartoon is that words and images on the screen can come from anywhere and anyone.
Clearing up misconceptions and outright falsehoods about nuclear energy since the March 11 Fukushima earthquake and tsunami is getting more attention these days. Problems range from not mainstream journalists not understanding the technical issues to people who are publicity crazed fear mongers out to get their face on a video.
Nuclear bloggers have been responding to these types of stories. For all their efforts, the more things evolve at Fukushima, the more nonsense appears on the Internet. Still, responding to it was the major preoccupation this week.
Read the full details at ANS Nuclear Cafe online now
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