After reading the articles for this week’s class, I can honestly say that I still do not have a specified definition of public history but I understand better what it should not be. If NCPH board members can disagree on a definition for the field then I guess it is okay for me to not be able to define it either. As Robert Weible explains in his article “Defining Public History,” the field of public history is more easily described than defined. Academic historians might be able to explain a narrative to another person within the academy but it is a public historian’s job to take that narrative and make it more understandable to the unskilled public. This is why digital history is so important within not only the field of public history but also within today’s society. In the article “What is Digital History” by Douglas Seefeldt and William G. Thomas digital history is explained “as an approach to examining and representing the past that works with the new communication technologies of the computer, the internet network, and software systems.” Digital history is a tool that is used to reach a wider audience, one that maybe cannot afford to visit museums or historical sites. History should not be a luxury of the higher classes, it is meant for everyone to learn from and enjoy. Although digital history is great for spreading historical narratives to many people, there are also downsides to the field. Rebecca Onion explains in her article “Snapshots of History” the liberty that some online sites take with posting “historical” content. Without an actual historian looking into the authenticity of the data being given to the online world some items could be false or doctored to give the site more visitors. Onion also explains that many of the sites on Twitter that claim to post historical photos will not post the date, background information, or links to scholarly sources in which a viewer can take the chance to expand their knowledge of the subject. Public history, digital or not, is about helping the public expand their understanding on topics that they might not see very often. Now how do we explain to people that no matter what Abraham Lincoln says not everything you read on the internet is true?