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Hack Website Credibility

In this activity we will hack credibility. Using X-Ray Goggles you will increase and decrease the credibility of an author.

Curated by Greg McVerry

Steps for the Activity

  1. Read this article about living on Mars on the website Science 2.o.

    • Find the author Judging by the images and texts included is the author an expert?.
    • Navigate to the bio page: Does his biography make the author sound like an expert?
    • Examine the claims made by the author. Are his facts backed up with sources? If so are these sources credible?
  2. Activate x-ray goggles on the bio page.

    • Hack the website and make him more of an expert. Save and share your make.
    • Hack the website and make him less of an expert. Save and share your make.
  3. Activate x-ray goggles on the article. Change the link to the bio page to one of your two hacked bio pages.

  4. Find another website or online article. Repeat the steps. Share a link to your remixed website on your blog.