VALUABLE LESSONS: Sifting Through the Coronavirus Pandemic. Information hygiene for the Covid-19 infodemic.

I was curious and furious to learn and research more and more about the infodemic. I just keep on searching for the informative articles research papers, pictures and videos. It took a me quite a while to read this particular article and moving forward to share. I do prefer to share more and more. I wasn’t doing selective one. But I see moreover, relevant and recognizable one. I cannot pick and share as it is. That wasn’t quite okay.

I could give you information about the author, summary of this article and the methodology.

Even more, I would sincerely encourage you all to read the full article by visiting the link down below.

Learn the skills that will make a dramatic difference in your ability to sort fact from fiction on the web (and everything in between).

About the Author:

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Mike Caulfield is a digital information literacy expert working at Washington State University. He has worked with various organizations on digital literacy initiatives to combat misinformation, including AASCU’s American Democracy Project, the National Writing Project, and CIVIX Canada. He is a winner of the Rita Allen Misinformation Solutions Prize, and the author of the award-winning textbook Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers. His approach to digital critical consumption, often referred to as the “four moves”, is popular among those teaching first-year college students how to evaluate and contextualize information sources. His work has been covered by NPRThe Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Times (of London).

Summary

  • Small habits and skills can dramatically reduce the misinformation you spread or believe.
  • You can learn these skills in less than an hour, and the skills can take as little as thirty seconds to use.
  • We’re going to teach you these skills.
  • If you want, you can jump to our first skill — the simple hover. Or read on for more information about our fact-checking/source-verification model
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SOURCE: https://infodemic.blog/

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VALUABLE LESSONS: INFODEMIC AROUND THE PANDEMIC.

Here, we are in not only in the pandemic also we are in infodemic too. In some ways, the information about Covid-19 with regards to how it spreads and what are the steps to preventive measures are seems misguiding and misrepresenting. And when it comes to vaccines, people aren’t sure about how far vaccines are ready?

Even more my extreme apologize to say, certain people thinks Covid-19 is a hoax.

The above statements which I delivered are so far I read through different sources. That makes to write. I never do propaganda with this issues or any issues.

As a writer, I do deliver my words legitimately and rationally. I am not an arrogant writer or writing for the sake of “just writing”.

Clarity is required. So, here we need more fact-check on every news. We need clarity on not only this issues, but each and every issues in the present times and the future too.

My respected readers, you could do your own research on fact-check. Over the last five days, you could see my posts on related to fake news, fact-check and infodemic. You can have a look. And please go farther.

I read an article in There’s no vaccine for the infodemic – so how can we combat the virus of misinformation? From World Economic Forum.

I would sincerely encourage the readers to go through the full article.

  • Fake news about COVID, its origins, treatment and prevention, has gone viral.
  • UN has launched counter-attack, wants you to help.
  • Storyful founder says algorithms and human editors can help turn the tide.
  • Subscribe to the World Vs Virus podcast.

What is spreading across the globe, can be passed on unwittingly from one person to countless others, is potentially deadly, yet can be stopped if everyone takes the right steps?

Heard of the miracle cure for COVID that the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know about? Or that the pandemic is in fact a ‘plandemic’ – deliberately created to make someone a fortune or to subjugate the masses? Then you’ve come up against the virus of misinformation that has spread around the world as fast as the coronavirus itself.

In a world where social media is increasingly where most of us get so much of our information, and where we value freedom of speech as a cornerstone of democracy, what can be done to combat dangerous misinformation?

The UN is also encouraging us to stop rushing to re-post potentially dubious content, promoting the hashtag #PledgetoPause.

“We’re trying to create this new social norm called ‘pause – take care before you share’,” Fleming says. “We’re equipping people, through this new social norm, with a bit of ‘information scepticism’.”

The UN is also encouraging social media influencers to help spread real news about the pandemic.

SOURCE: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/11/misinformation-infodemic-world-vs-virus-podcast/

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VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION: Seven ways you can master writing in every niche. By Shaziya Khan.

It is absolute honour to welcome the contributor to my blog who deliberately asked me to write a guest post. I would say again my honour. Still there are people came those who came up to the mark in their profession and started coming forward to uplift/preach someone’s work. I’m not gonna say, it is all simply branding/publicity. But you need bigger heart to contribute on others work. That kind of voluntariness still there, but even more required too. Almost a week before I wrote a post on MY NEW GUEST WRITER. I sincerely encourage you all to visit.

About the writer:

Shaziya Khan.

Experienced freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and tutor| shaziyakhan_writes (Online Writing Service Website) admin| Gift and invite cards designer.

(Note of Appreciation: Before I begin this article, I want to extend my gratitude to RATIONALE WRITER for giving me this opportunity to contribute to his amazing blog. It is a pleasure and a great responsibility that I share a part of my knowledge and experience with the newly emerging and old writers that are seeking to learn through the valuable content represented in this post.)

Seven Ways You Can Master Writing in Every Niche (A Complete Roadmap to The Writers of Value)

A lot of people want to be a writer, be it out of love for stories or because they think they got a flair for it and can play words like a pro. But, more often than not, people are clueless as to how to actually start writing—be it fiction, non-fiction, technical, or SEO. So, here I am going to lay down for you a complete roadmap to how you can not only begin writing but also become an expert at it.

  1. Passion: Don’t roll your eyes yet. I know you’ve heard this many times before and probably from writers or motivational speakers that you might have come across. Nonetheless, it doesn’t reduce its value. Your passion for writing is the foundation of your love for it. With passion, you’re going to keep learning, keep growing, but most of all, you’re going to enjoy every bit of your journey, even your failures.
  • Books and modules: Reading and writing are two peas of the same pod. You cannot begin to learn to write without a passion for reading itself. If you cannot read what you write then it’s certainly not worth being written. There are several books written out there about how you can become an expert in writing in your niche. Grab your favorite choice of books and indulge and learn through those books. There are also several sites on google where you can download books for free and read them at your own leisure. The brilliant feature about acquiring the knowledge and method of writing through books is a set of modules and example articles or other snaps of writing that give you a clear-cut idea of how you can write in your intended niche while also learning about different styles, formats, and applications.   
  • Blogs/videos: If you’re more of a free-spirited person and enjoys learning through various platforms, rather than a single source, then blogs/videos are the way to go. Thanks to Google, Pinterest, YouTube, and other such platforms you can learn everything you want to, right from your phone. Written and video-based content is often shorter and much simpler than a complex piece of a book. (Although reading books cannot be canceled out from the strategies.) There are thousands if not, millions of “how-to” articles and videos in all niches of writing that you can scroll through and learn effectively and also discover your very own style of writing.

In addition, these platforms are great for learning up-to-date marketing strategies and also assist in researching the topics you want to write on. There’s a whole mountain of knowledge out there, thanks to the internet and technology. A single tap is all you need to get hold of them.

  • Inspiration: Get started with stalking your favorite authors and bloggers now. Interact with all the bloggers you can. Learn from them. Share your ideas. Realize that you’re trying to grow in the world of connections, and so you cannot do it alone. Your role model in the field of writing can help you achieve your dream. Try getting in touch with their works. Stay updated with each of their strategies and releases. Your person of inspiration can literally change the whole level of your writing and build you into a writer like oneself. If you haven’t indulged in their blogs, videos, and books yet, start now.
  • Live courses: Often when you’re researching on your own and trying to learn by yourself you have to make sure that the content you’re investing your time on is of actual value. You have to not only find the right content but also cancel out unhelpful ones. This requires time, and if you’re someone who’s juggling between works or studies, it may be difficult for you. It may also result in you losing your passion or giving up writing altogether.

Live courses, however, walk you through the whole process without any research on your side, because the tutors do it for you. Another reason, why I wouldn’t recommend pre-recorded video-based courses for learning to write is because in live courses you can actually ask questions and clear your doubts immediately.

  • Write, write, write: If passion is the foundation of becoming an expert writer, then writing is your roof. In the end, writing is your main goal. You can’t master writing without extensive practice first. The more you write, the better you’re going to get it. It has been proved through studies that writing is one skill that can be developed through practice. Select from the various ideas that you can find on the internet or writing prompts and keep writing.
  • Get it reviewed: As mentioned before, through interaction with other writers, bloggers, and live courses you can improve your writing to a much higher caliber. There are several writers out there that are ready to help you. Don’t be discouraged if others don’t, you’ll still have many ready to help you anytime. Get in touch with them, and don’t be afraid to ask them a favor or two. Get your works reviewed for true feedback. This will help you determine if you’re going on the right track and take up several measures that you might need. You can gain several opportunities, tips, and experience in the niche you want to learn to write and grow through this amazing strategy.

So, those were the seven tools and strategies that will help you gain expertise in any field of writing. Give it your best as you use the aforementioned steps, and remember to keep writing.  

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Valuable lessons: What it takes to become a sportswriter?

To becoming a sportswriter isn’t simply comes when you watch the sport and started writing in the paper.

I could see beyond a certain point. I am one sportsmen who plays and watches Tennis, Cricket, Marathon, Badminton and Football.

Over the last just 12 years, I started reading ferociously about those sports which I mentioned above. Even more, if there is any awards ceremony or final match, sometimes I do watch the watch and listen about what commentators are saying and having a hawk-eye on both of the players/teams. Along with inspiration, noticing about their mentality and way of handling frustrations on every moment. If not, I definitely read.

Just, just over the last 5 years, I started to write about the how the match goes. So, I decided to start something about the match by taking a few pieces of papers. Those writings are really crazy driven writings with bad grammar. Felt bad, but I said to myself there will be huge possibility to write. Only if you have/continue with this approach (determination).

So, writing about a particular match fine. Foremost, you should learn to watch the whole match by live or in television. Not simply by looking at the score card. But some writer could grab by looking at the score card. That’s fine.

Simultaneously, by observing both commentators and players. And coming up with your own narrative and genuinely portraying players/teams with quite decent remarks. Facts are appreciative. Data are required when you write.

Be legitimate about what you write.

I started researching quite a bit about becoming a sportswriter. Here I got an article with the very good advice with simple steps.

I gonna paste the source link down below. I sincerely encourage you all to read further.

So here is the seven steps to become a sportswriter.

About the writer:

Jimmy Spencer

Jimmy Spencer creates moments and tells stories with professional athletes. As a writer though, his focus is humanity, open-hearted faith and society.

There is no simple formula for breaking into the sports media industry, but there are ways to put yourself in position to succeed.

Stop treating sports journalism like a get-rich-quick scheme.

It’s not.

It’s one of the most competitive fields you can break into, and entering the sports media job market isn’t as straightforward as it is other careers. It takes more than “knowing about sports.” Sportswriting is entertainment as much as it is informative. People need a reason to read you, watch you or listen to you — and simply “knowing a lot about sports” isn’t going to cut it.

Each and every day, I receive multiple emails or messages on Twitter from young (or vintage) writers looking for advice on how to get into the industry. So, here’s my best advice in seven simple steps:

  1. WRITE, WRITE, WRITE.
  2. TAKE WHATEVER REPORTING GIG YOU CAN LAND.
  3. FIND YOURSELF A GREAT EDITOR.
  4. READ REALLY GOOD WRITERS.
  5. WRITE SHORTER.
  6. TELL A STORY.
  7. NETWORK AND MARKET YOURSELF.
    Again, there is no template for success. This is just my best advice that was passed down to me from generations of news men and women. Hopefully it helps.

If you need anything, follow me on Twitter and ask: @JimmySpencerNBA. Also, please check out my virtual portfolio.

SOURCE: https://the-cauldron.com/how-to-become-a-sports-writer-in-7-steps-b3ffdf6cba70

MY NEW GUEST WRITER.

Quite honestly, I don’t wanna say the word again “guest”. I would invite them as a contributor to my blog, until my blog works. Simultaneously, from my side, I started preparing and getting ready to write and make an impact in someone’s blog too.

I welcome his/her to write. I do have a bright hope this gonna impact our followers.

So, precisely, I am whole heartedly welcoming in a professional manner Shaziya Khan.

Our collaboration starts, with regards to writing in one of the most professional network LinkedIn. Within a couple of days, I received a message by stating.

Hi! It’s lovely connecting with you. As a humble request, I’d like for you to subscribe for free for my online writing services and blog (www.shaziyakhanwrites.com). As the name suggests, it is a website where I provide various online writing services on a wide spectrum in different areas and fields that you or someone else maybe interested in too. Your one click can help me gain a subscriber while it will cost nothing to you. You will not only be able to have a quick writer at stand for your writing needs but also various blog posts and offers that help people interested in writing. If you have any questions, let me know. Thank you in advance. I hope to see you soon as one of my website subscribers. Also, pass on the website ID if you know anybody that maybe interested and you think can benefit from it. Have a great day ahead.

It’s an online writing service blog.

Even more, I would accept without any second thought as a “tutor” too.

I am ready to learn from her.

I started visualizing and understanding. Every writer is unique. Everyone has their own rationality. That’s fine. I foresee every writer and their writings as an inspiration.

If my respected readers noticed my earlier blogs, I written post “So far, my writing.

There I got an author, writer and book series respected personality Melissa Willis-Sell form my Facebook. It been more than a year, the post was written, but Mellissa’s advice still rings my ears.

Again one more delightful moment has happened again over a week with Shaziya Khan.

This moment gonna be the best step in my blog.

Candid. I never approached a writer/blogger to write a guest post only for strategizing/leveraging/diversifying.

I have no idea by using his/her contribution for my beneficial (blog). I fondly accept anyone without any inequality.

Ideally this gonna be the win-win situation. Beyond winning, I visualize having a professional relationship with other writers/bloggers felt quite proud and even more inspired by their writings too.

Still, I felt bad. Over a quarter, I could not able to read my followers writings. I pretty sure within a week. I gonna make a step to read most of posts from my followers posts too

I sincerely encourage you all to visit Shaziya Khan Blog link. I am gonna paste the source link down below.

www.shaziyakhanwrites.com

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FIVE PICS SAYS FAIR VIEW ABOUT GLOBAL ECONOMY AND HOW IT WORKS AND FEW RECOMMENDED BOOKS TO READ.

Two more bonus,

Even more to understand, how does the global economy works?

It takes time to understand the complete process of the global economy, but to gather certain relevant data and some of the books are required.

I think, we, each of us knew our own country’s growth and GDP. Simultaneously, we should start to learn about the global economy, advanced economies and emerging economies around the globe.

I am paste the source link down below and some of the books to read about the global economy too.

https://www.edology.com/blog/accounting-finance/how-does-global-economy-work/

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VALUABLE LESSONS: FAIR VIEWS ABOUT SELF-EDUCATION.

I am still not 100% agree on self-education. Why not?

Because you cannot learn everything by yourself. You should have someone to teach.

Here I am not contradicting. But at some point in our life, we need to ready to learn by our self. It doesn’t mean you should not seek any help. It doesn’t mean you must come up lonely. At some moment, you no need to to take any permission. It is your own initiative. The decision taken by you.

Here you are the independent researcher.

More than a year before, I wrote a blogpost on How can I self-educate myself?

Here I am getting a bit deeper understanding on self-education.

Please correct me, if I’m wrong.

In this fourth industrial revolution, we could the see Internet of Things (IoT) and Automation in rapid pace than ever. we were driven by desire to keep learning widely. We knew that times are stringent. Although, there is a huge possibilities to learn and explore.

It’s time to self-educate. But please don’t misunderstand about self-education.

Seek teachers/mentors.

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