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Vol 20|No 5|May 2011
Learning to Trust the Amateurs
By Jamie McKenzie

As the Web offers more and more sites that give voice to amateur viewpoints, information and ratings, the smart consumer, researcher and student must learn how to judge the veracity and reliability of these opinions — some of which will prove to be more accurate than some of the so-called professional sources we may have relied upon in the past.

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