CriticalThinking and Network
Beloware three examples related to critical thinking and network
First,people confuse the snowstorm of 2014 and that of 2004 (Kenny andBuffalo, n.d). They argue that the snowstorm from 2014 was worse than2004 storm “White Juan.” Surprisingly, people never bother tocheck the date when these two snowstorms occurred, or theirdifferences. In addition, when they check the information in thenews, they do not check the dates. As a result, most people confusethem, and the share the old news in 2014 and thought it will happenin this year 2015. Therefore, people end up spreading inaccurateinformation.
MostFacebook users hope to protect their posts and photos from beenhacked without their knowledge (Harvell, 2012). Therefore, wheneverthey find “privacy” tab, they are tempted to click, agree withthe terms and conditions. However, they never take their time to readthese terms and conditions hence, think they will protect theirinformation (Mcandrew and Jeong, n.d). In the meantime, they alsospread and forward this privacy setting to their friends. Likewise,they also accept the terms without reading them. In the end, Facebookusers end up blaming Facebook Company in case their accounts arehacked.
ManyWhatsApp users suffer from a chain of hoax messages. Nowadays, peopleare composing messages and sending them to other WhatsApp users(Subburaj, 2014). They also request them to forward the same messageto other several people. In most cases, these messages are a hoax.For example, the following is an example of hoax message. “WhatsAppCompany will soon charge thirty-seven cents per message to anyinactive user. Pass this message to ten WhatsApp users to establishyourself as an ‘active’ user, and therefore, be entitled to freeservices.” Surprisingly, there is a high spread of this message,and a high likelihood that every WhatsApp user will receive thismessage.
Harvell,B. (2012). Facebook. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.
Kenny,M., & Buffalo, N. (n.d.). Wall of snow: The historic WNYsnowstorm of 2014.
Mcandrew,F., & Jeong, H. (n.d.). Who does what on Facebook? Age, sex, andrelationship status as predictors of Facebook use. Computers in HumanBehavior, 2359-2365.
Subburaj,A. (2014). Build a Whatsapp Like App in 24 Hours Create aCross-Platform Instant Messaging for Android. Cork: BookBaby.