Do You Validate Your Sources? 

Does your company or yourself have standards other than common sense?

I am not innocent in my contributions to social media but seldom if ever use a hyperlink that I have not tested beforehand. I know this sounds elementary to my question but it illustrates my point. If you trust the party that shared it, do you check it? 

Academia has a process: “Academic research publication system is roughly measured by something known as Impact Factor. It is based on a matrix of measures, the principle of which is how many times a particular journal has articles cited by other researchers and academics around the world.” – Read More on this at the Oxford-Review:

Disclosure: I am presently doing research for the Oxford-Review.