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Information Credibility

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  • Case, Donald Owen. 2007. Looking for information: A survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Metzger, M. J., & Flanagin, A. J. (2008). Digital media, youth, and credibility. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
    Chapters of interest: * Eysenbach, Gunther. “Credibility of Health Information and Digital Media: New Perspectives and Implications for Youth.” pp. 123-154. * Flanagin, Andrew J., and Miriam J. Metzger. “Digital Media and Youth: Unparalleled Opportunity and Unprecendented Responsibility.” pp. 5-27. * Lankes, R. David. “Trusting the Internet: New Approaches to Credibility Tools.” pp. 101-121.
  • Vedder, Anton, and Robert Wachbroit. 2003. “Reliability of information on the Internet: Some distinctions.” Ethics and Information Technology 5 (4):211-215.


  • Kleinberg, Jon M. 1999. “Authoritative sources in a hyperlinked environment.” Journal of the ACM 46 (5):604-632.
  • Soo Young, Rieh. 2002. “Judgment of information quality and cognitive authority in the Web.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53 (2):145-161.
  • Shaker, Lee. 2006. “In Google we trust: Information integrity in the digital age.” First Monday 11 (4).
  • Soo Young, Rieh. 2002. “Judgment of information quality and cognitive authority in the Web.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53 (2):145-161.

Collaborative Authoring

  • Emigh, William, and Susan C. Herring. 2005. “Collaborative authoring on the web: A genre analysis of online encyclopedias.” Paper read at 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS ‘05), at Waikoloa, Hawaii


  • Clanchy, M.T. 1993. From Memory to Written Record, England 1066-1307. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Limited.
  • Delli Carpini, Michael X., and Scott Keeter. 2003. “The Internet and an informed citizenry.” In The civic web: Online politics and democratic values, edited by D. M. Anderson and M. Cornfield. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Flanagin, A. J., and M. J. Metzger. 2000. “Perceptions of Internet information credibility.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 77 (3):515-540.
  • Fogg, B. J., Soohoo Cathy, R. Danielson David, Marable Leslie, Stanford Julianne, and R. Tauber Ellen. 2003. “How do users evaluate the credibility of Web sites?: a study with over 2,500 participants.” In Proceedings of the 2003 conference on Designing for user experiences. San Francisco, California: ACM Press.
  • Fogg, B. J., Marshall Jonathan, Kameda Tami, Solomon Joshua, Rangnekar Akshay, Boyd John, and Brown Bonny. 2001. “Web credibility research: a method for online experiments and early study results.” In CHI ‘01 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. Seattle, Washington: ACM Press.
  • James, Collins. 2006. “An investigation of web-page credibility.” J. Comput. Small Coll. 21 (4):16-21.
  • Metzger, Miriam J., Andrew J. Flanagin, Keren Eyal, Daisy R. Lemus, and Robert M. McCann. 2003. “Credibility for the 21st century: Integrating perspectives on source, message, and media credibility in the contemporary media environment.” Communication Yearbook 27 (1):293-335.
  • Shawn, Tseng, and B. J. Fogg. 1999. “Credibility and computing technology.” Commun. ACM 42 (5):39-44.
  • Wathen, C. Nadine, and Jacquelyn Burkell. 2002. “Believe it or not: Factors influencing credibility on the Web.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53 (2):134-144.


  • Weinberger, D. 2007. Everything is Miscellaneous. New York: Times Books.


  • Corritore, C. L., Kracher, B., and Wiedenbeck, S. 2003. “On-line trust: concepts, evolving themes, a model.” International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 58 (6), 737-758.
  • Uslaner, E. M. 2004. “Trust, civic engagement, and the Internet.” Political Communication 21 (2):223-242. [also listed in Collective Action entry]
  • Yanjun, Zuo, and Panda Brajendra. 2006. “Information trustworthiness evaluation based on trust combination.” In Proceedings of the 2006 ACM symposium on Applied computing. Dijon, France: ACM Press.
  • Yolanda, Gil, and Artz Donovan. 2006. “Towards content trust of web resources.” In Proceedings of the 15th international conference on World Wide Web. Edinburgh, Scotland: ACM Press.
  • Zeng, Honglei, Maher A. Alhossaini, Li Ding, Richard Fikes, and Deborah L. McGuinness. 2006. “Computing trust from revision history.” In PST’06: International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust. Ontario, Canada.

Validation / Verification

  kkimport, 12.15.07

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