Category: Technology TEKS

Bait Post

Deciphering the Sensational Headline
Social Media is full of bait posts. Clever headlines and curious graphics that tempt us to click in order to further explore content. 
  1. If it is too good to be true, then it is not true. Don’t click through.
  2. If you do click through and the content is camouflaged by advertising, don’t go on.
  3. If you do move on beyond the advertising,  and the content is not immediately available, close the tab.
  4. If you actually find anything to read and it has nothing to do with the initial headline, you’ve been had. 


Trademarks Are Not Verbs

Your Digital Citizenship reminder for the day.

Trademarks are not verbs.
Correct: The image was enhanced using Adobe® Photoshop® software.
Incorrect: The image was photoshopped.

And if you do not know for certainty that the image was enhanced using Adobe®Photoshop® software, you would be correct to say that the image appears to have been “enhanced”, “altered”, or “modified”.