February 29, 2008

Tips for evaluating quality of web content

Here is a simple guide for evaluating the quality of content on a web or blog. Today internet has become a rich environment of web pages, blogs, wikis, social networking sites, free research services, media types and more. It can be a challenge to figure out which content to trust. This guide will help you to identify the type of site you are visiting and to evaluate its content.For example, to evaluate the content of a blog, the author has point out the following -
  • Most blog postings focus on a discussion of issues rather than day to day personal or recreational activities.
  • Blog postings are signed by an identifiable author.
  • The author has expertise on the topic of the blog.
  • Comments on blog postings emphasize substantive discussion of the issues.
  • Blog postings are cited on other blogs. A blog search engine such as Technorati can help to determine this, and general search engines are also useful.
  • Links to the blog or its individual postings are saved on social bookmarking sites such as Del.icio.us./li>
  • New blog postings appear fairly regularly – though archived blogs can contain useful material.
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