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3 minutes ago, lynnmosher said:

What exactly is it?

This is what I got from Google, using it as dialogue:

 

 

"Most Americans have Nomophobia, which is one such mental illness caused by technology, or lack of it. It is described, simply, as the extreme phobia or fear of being without a mobile phone or without a signal on one's phone.”

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8 hours ago, Sarah Daffy said:

This is what I got from Google, using it as dialogue:

 

 

"Most Americans have Nomophobia, which is one such mental illness caused by technology, or lack of it. It is described, simply, as the extreme phobia or fear of being without a mobile phone or without a signal on one's phone.”

 

The real question is if this came from Google or did Google help you find someone else's definition? Google is only a search engine. They don't create the content (that I'm aware of). You need to verify the real source of content.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, lynnmosher said:

Okay, this is weird. Sarah, I copied your quote and put it through Google. It didn't find it. At all. Do you remember what you put in for it to search?

No, I don't. It was about two years ago.

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5 minutes ago, lynnmosher said:

However, if it is actually from a specific site and you haven't acknowledged them or gotten permission from them, you could be in trouble.

Yes. Google is like a librarian. They only show you where to find the book (info), so you need to credit the actual source . 

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From the Chicago Manual of Style:

 

Website content

It is often sufficient simply to describe web pages and other website content in the text (“As of May 1, 2017, Yale’s home page listed . . .”). 

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