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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Opinion: A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing

With the world at our fingertips, we're only a few clicks or taps away from just about everything there is to know about everything. It's so convenient, many of us might like to think we're invincible enough to take on any kind of challenge, or attempt to show we've learned from someone else's experience. As the proverb goes, ‘a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing’, and that can be a worry.

It also reinforces why age and wisdom don't count for anything when it comes to the stakes on intelligence and common sense. We're capable of poor judgement and a lack of sense at any age.

In my first article for MediaCat Magazine, I've written about how anyone at any age can fall into the trap of poor digital judgement; from the rise in LinkedIn ‘gurus’ to the lack of thought behind advertising and marketing campaigns. And while it’s true that we’ll never know everything, beyond sense and good judgement, we must take the additional time for sanity and fact-checking. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? There have been countless examples of campaigns that beg the question, 'how did that ever get signed off?', and of course, there'll be many more to come in the future.

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Andrew is the founder of multi-award winning A Digital and believes that technology should be an enabler, making a positive impact on the way people live and work.

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