Use your noggin!

You just read something on the Internet!(1)

But can you trust it?

So ask yourself...


What do you know about the author?


It might be hard to learn about individual authors, so in addition look at the website serving the content.


The content might have been complete, accurate, and unbiased(2) when it was written. But if this was a long time(3) ago, then:

So what can you do?

Use your noggin!

Use your noggin!


(1) Not just the Internet. If you read enough technical books about stuff you know, then it becomes readily apparent that just because something is published in a book doesn't mean it's true.

(2) Unbiased? No.

(3) What is a long time? Depends on the content. In software, five years is definitely a long time.

This page is up-to-date as of February 29th, 2020. Some things change. Some things stay the same. Use your noggin.