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Which one is the best source for reliable, accurate information? 

32%
2,142 deviants said Libraries
19%
1,276 deviants said Wikipedia
19%
1,251 deviants said Tibetian monks
11%
704 deviants said Search engines (such as Google )
10%
693 deviants said Newspapers/online news places
3%
198 deviants said Online forums and blog sites
2%
128 deviants said Television stations
2%
112 deviants said Word of mouth from friends in real life
1%
93 deviants said Radio stations
1%
40 deviants said Q&A sites

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:iconlolofafadani:
lolofafadani Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wikipedia sucks
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KinjiraretaNingyou Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
my mother.
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melime6 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
scientific articles, they can be found at college libraries. of course, few have patience to actually read them.
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Oigres-Undead Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
years of self investigation and experimentation :/
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ArynChris Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Depends what you want. Tibetian monks are best, but they may have no info on Star Trek.
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Zavara Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... I can't remember what I voted in the poll.
Although thinking about it now, I don't know what I would vote...

The media options (TV, radio, newspapers) is all tampered with to show bias on whatever side they wish and whatever their biggest investor believes.

Libraries are quite often out of date and when you think about history, there is alot of controversy as to what they hold being everything.

Wikipedia is probably the most up-to-date place for information, but it's reliablity is very much under question, a place where almost anyone can change information can't be classed as reliable, even if it is a good source of information.

Search engines tend to give you information about what you need to know, so are reliable in the fact that they are giving you a variety of hosts holding the information you seek. They will always come up with something and it's not the search engines that unreliable but the actually sources themselves.

Online forums/Blog Sites are just bloody dangerous, but to find information about an social event, although possibly tainted by opinions are generally reliable.

Word of mouth is always based on what someone has said plus their opinion and various other spins on it... so generally not very reliable unless from the horse's mouth and even then can be misread/understood.

Q&A sites are opinion/knowledge based and you have no idea who is on the other end of them. For accurate, reliable information of factual knowledge they should be taken with a pinch of salt, for subjective knowledge I'd have said they were good.


Pretty much all of the options have their own bias towards what they are telling and have their strengths in a particular field of knowledge. Everything can be counted as unreliable when you think about it, but on the same note they can be counted as reliable, depending on the information needed and your opinions on the deviancy/censorship of the source. I mean you could hardly call libraries (or any of the above really) to be the best source of information in China for example, especially to find information about the country or information about anything that go against it's government's beliefs.
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Ithanul Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Student General Artist
I say library. Best choice to me. TV....to much crap on it...well except discovery and history channel.
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Missy7 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Libraries are great, although admittedly I'm a WikiAnswers addict.
Never use Wikipedia - my teachers have put wrong info up just to catch the people using it! Not nice!
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XMLara Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I picked Libraries but I would say archives. ;)
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lucid-light Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
tibetian monks on wiki
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