View Full Version : Help create an Internet Research Guide

03-03-2011, 03:06 AM
This is my new blog:

I believe there's a very real need for something like this. A hell of a lot of smart people--people who can research things at their local library with no problem--find it impossible to separate the good information from the bad on the internet.

I can't pay for submissions, but I can certainly give you a by-line. This is really more of a call for collaboration than a real writing gig. I'm in the position of having the time and the will to run this site, but being well aware that others know more about research and/or have better Google-Fu than I do.

I'm looking for essays on statistics and what makes a good poll, as well as a how-to on Google-Fu, and guides on how to look into (and therefore avoid) various internet scams. I would especially appreciate essays with lots of pretty cites.

As the site progresses, I'd like to have various posters address actual issues. They would start with the issue to be addressed, then document the steps taken to research both sides of said issue. Rather than focusing on the right and wrong of the issue, the poster would focus on determining which side made a more solid case, had more reliable information, and was more consistent.

I would appreciate any help with this endeavor. Feel free to send submissions by PM. Comments and ideas welcome.


Silver King
03-03-2011, 06:25 AM
You might want to share that link, as well as your undertaking, in the Blogging (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=90) forum also. We generally don't allow duplicate threads in various rooms, but I think it's worth bending the rules a little in this case. If you agree, just drop a note to one of the forum mods in Blogging to make sure it's cool with them.

Best of luck with your endeavor.