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Spark | Oct 26, 2012 | 7:25

Crap Detection with Howard Rheingold

Can you learn to be a better digital citizen? Howard Rheingold thinks so in his new book "Net Smart." This week, he shares what he calls "Crap Detection 101" – separating good information from, well, crap online.

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