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This short video provides an overview of the skills involved with critical thinking, like how to methodically evaluate the information we consume. The amount of garbage content and spam we come across every day is growing exponentially, so this seemed like a good refresher for reminding ourselves to be careful about the amount of value or merit we put into the things we read. As you watch, think about some of the tweets that pass through your stream, and some of the posts you read on people’s blogs that are positioned as facts instead of opinions. Now that everyone has the ability to be a publisher and broadcast their messages, knowing how to determine what’s worth retaining is…well….critical!

(thanks to @Mgandon for finding this)