The internet can be a wonderful vehicle for sharing thoughts and ideas, however, it can be an unintentional weapon used to launch shards of inaccuracies and untruths. The collateral damage of such careless postings can result in irreversible damage to those in its wake. It is not uncommon to find negative information on organizations I am researching. Positive or negative, I always search for original sourcing to confirm anything I dig up. Sometimes, the organizations I profile get rattled because I’m not simply reworking their official public relations statements. I have to remind them that objectivity is a virtue, not a vice. Confirm, confirm, confirm… always. It is fundamental to confirm facts of an interview or story and this includes blogs.
Debi Lang is a humanitarian and adventure traveler who never leaves home without her camera, well worn hiking boots and groovy headbands. .