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How to tell a website is credible...
These are some things that help
a TON if you're trying to find a reliable website...
You need to identify:
Who: who is the one making the website...
does it even say?
A guide to url.____
.com= commercial, for the most part
they're looking for someway to sell you something.
.gov= VERY reliable... whether you
think the government is or not, these are some of the better and more accurate sites on the web.*
.edu= generally these have something
to do with colleges (i.e. admissions, scientific findings, etc.) they are OBVIOUSLY about education (hence the .edu part)
.org= organization (i.e. Salvation
Army, Green Peace International, and so on) this is a good one to go to for getting different opinions on things such as furs
or things like that.
.net= there’s really not a
whole lot to describe these... it's somewhat like a .com but still different.
What: this is basically just the
content of the website... kind of a given.
When: when was the site started?
When was it last updated, etc?
Where: where did the people that
created the site get their information (this is a really important one.) do they even have any resources?
Why: what is the purpose of the
website? Is it really even important to what you are searching for?
How: believe it, or not the how
is what the whole site looks like, does it look professional or, is it one of those sites where you have lime green text on
a yellow background? (Obviously the professional one is better, if you didn't guess that.)
hope that these help/ entertain...(if that's possible) anybody who happens to come across these (who happen to be doing a
research report and desperately need help and don’t even have their topic for their essay the day before it's due.)