NT Times: The Web TurnsNT Times: The Web Turns Conversation Into a Trivia Contest
Amateur fact-checking also goes on in schools, where an increasing number of students have Web access and can challenge their professors with new information in class. And fact-checking goes on in offices, where people can instantly check information from colleagues. But it is in everyday social conversation where the Web is having the greatest impact. Fact-checking's effect on talking is like a loud thud on the floor, a real conversation stopper, linguists say.
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