5 Ways to Assess Bad Content vs Quality Content

How to Assess Content on the Interwebs:


Bad Content

  1. 99% Opinion

  2. Only Black and White – no middle ground or Gray area

  3. Dramatic

  4. Negative in Nature

  5. No References or basic science

Quality Content

  1. Backed By Science and References

  2. Discusses the Gray Areas

  3. Acknowledges Biases

  4. Positive in Nature

  5. Leads to More Interest / Questions

We are living in a time of information overload.


Everyone has access to information and everyone wants to share it. It’s not a privilege anymore.


Anyone can make shit up - and that’s the name of the game.


Novel inputs.


Polarizing views.


Strong opinions.


But most of the time that’s just marketing and insecurity.


Instead of letting our emotions and quick reaction drive our time we should be looking for quality content. And one way to do that is by checking for references. Then make sure those references are worth their salt as well.


People that reference articles, books, or lectures are sharing quality. You can check their breadcrumb trail to the original source. You can find it’s often not polarizing. It’s not a completely novel idea. It’s a mixture of areas - it’s gray.


So do your brain a favor and check for quality.


Avoid reacting emotionally.


Avoid polarization.


Check the references (if there are any) and only digest the good stuff.

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