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Evaluating websites Why is it important?
No editors, no regulation. “The Internet is like a raw data stream, an open microphone for every interest group, corporation, fan club, professional organization, or fanatic that wants to use it.” Paul Gilster, Digital Literacy
Evaluation Criteria Authority Content Currency
Authority Who is the author? What are the author’s qualifications? Is there any way to contact the author? html churchfinalreportIIIb.htm
Content Fact or opinion? Look for bias Is the information accurate? Are references provided? Vitamin Advisor 9&aparam=drweilrosnavseptVA
Currency When was the page written? When was the page last updated? Do you need very current information? Global Warming