By Mike Caulfield |
Published in December of 2019

SUMMARY: Practical. Easy to learn and easy to implement. The S.I.F.T. method, developed by professor Mike Caulfield, is a must-learn four-step methodology to use when engaging with and sharing media online.

KEY QUOTE: “Build the small habits of SIFT, and you’ll avoid the vast majority of the errors most people make online. You’ll get smarter, and through sharing better information with your community, your community will get smarter as well.”

BONUS: If you prefer to watch or listen Caufield put together 10 videos lasting no longer than 5 minutes and 31 seconds with a total run time of just over 33 minutes on using the S.I.F.T. method.

BONUS II: If you want a deep dive, Caulfield has put together a free three-hour college-level course on the S.I.F.T. method.


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