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Information Pollution, a Mounting Threat: Internet a Major Causality  

Pandita, Ramesh (Central Library BGSB University)
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Journal of Information Science Theory and Practice / v.2, no.4, 2014 , pp. 49-60 More about this Journal
The present discourse lasts around, information pollution, causes and concerns of information pollution, internet as a major causality and how it affects the decision making ability of an individual. As, information producers in the process to not to lose the readership of their content, and to cater the information requirements of both the electronic and the print readers, reproduce almost the whole of the printed information in digital form as well. Abundant literature is also equally produced in electronic format only, thereon, sharing this information on hundreds of social networking sites, like, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Flicker, Digg, LinkedIn, etc. without attributions to original authors, have created almost a mess of this whole information produced and disseminated. Accordingly, the study discusses about the sources of information pollution, the aspects of unstructured information along with plagiarism. Towards the end of the paper stress has been laid on information literacy, as how it can prove handy in addressing the issue with some measures, which can help in regulating the behaviour of information producers.
Information; Information Pollution (IP); Internet; WWW; Social Media; Print & Electronic Document;
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