How to Properly Analyze a Web Page
In the past 20 years the internet has been the largest boom to hit planet earth. Unfortunately, the information you find on the internet is not always legit. At any given time anyone can go to Google and type in whatever they are looking for. For example, you type in the word “Social Work” and you get 36,000,000 different websites that will tell you anything from how to become a social worker to how to get around the different types of social workers in your area. As a result, many people just Google what they are looking for and base all their facts off the first results. In this paper, the writer is going to share the way to evaluate and find the relevance in the wide range of websites available.
How to Evaluate a Website
According to the library at Purdue University, there are different ways to evaluate a website. “When evaluating a web site, check these basic points from within the site: Author or contact person – usually located in the footer Link to local home page – usually located either in header or footer Institution – usually located in either header or footer Domain – the last segment of the "root" of the URL (e.g., http://www.lib.purdue.edu). Web sites are generated within one of several domains, the most prominent being: edu -- at or by an educational institution .com -- by a commercial entity .org -- by an organization .gov -- by a government agency Date of creation or revision – usually located in footer Intended audience – determined by examining the body purpose of the information – determined by examining the body. Unlike most print sources, information on the World Wide Web and the Internet is mostly unfiltered. There is little control over much of what is posted, so that virtually anyone can create a web site on any topic, whether or not they have training, education, or experience in the subject field. Much of the information on the web is business-related or commercial: companies may be marketing or...