On Safari! Finding and using information

What is information?

Here is an assortment of definitions. Some are from dictionaries and others are quotations from ‘expert sources’.

Which could you agree with?

  • Information is the act of telling or imparting knowledge.
  • Information is knowledge acquired from another.
  • Information is knowledge you can convey to others.
  • Information is facts communicated or learned.
  • Information is data interpreted to be useful.
  • Information is facts and figures.
  • Information is the ‘lifeblood of 21st century society’.
  • Information is power.

Think about this:

In fact, information is any and all of these things.

To find out more about how we use all this information have a look at Everyday uses of information.

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