Analyzing a Web Page
The website that I chose to evaluate is the United States Department of Health and Human Services or (http://www.hhs.gov). This website is about helping the American citizens get help that they need by putting the information on their website that will guide them in getting assistance. After reviewing the materials on how to analyze a web page, I realized there is much more to website than what most people see on the surface. According to Widner University and Wolfgram Memorial Library, there are four ways to properly analyze a website to make sure that the information that you are getting is legitimate and credible.
The first one is checking the Authority of the website. This means that the website should have it clearly posted the person or persons who are responsible for the information that is posted on the website. There should be a name of the person or group and/or some kind of contact information for that person. One the website that I chose, there isn’t a name of a person, but there is contact information including the name of the business as well as the address, fax and phone numbers. The copyright of the website is also clearly stated at the bottom of the page.
The second thing that they talked about was accuracy. Making sure that the information is indeed factual as well as the sources being listed is also very important. Including dates that the information was added to the site is also very important. Looking to make sure that the information isn’t second hand and that it comes from a respectable resource. Accuracy is also looking at the information on the website and making sure that all the information given is backed up by reliable sources as well. Looking for spelling errors also will also give you a hint if the website is created by professionals. My site is very professional and very easy to read. It clearly shows that it has a lot of reliable information.
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