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Faking My Way to the Top.

maya lin oh so fake

 

Can you spot the fake?

“Sometimes, the Internet can feel like a middle-school playground populated by brats in ski masks who name-call and taunt with the fake bravery of the anonymous. But sometimes – thank goodness – it’s nicer than real life.”~Susan Orlean

Today I was that brat in the ski mask. Wiki can be a helpful tool to start off a research project,  as it quickly provides easy and accessible information to all, but it is important to keep in mind that this can be dangerous. To the untrained eye my post on the site may seem to be legitimate since Maya Lin is of Asian descent, but a the reality is that she was born in the United States. I think the most important thing one can take away from this exercise is to view sources with a critical and discerning eyes.

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