One of the great things about website information is that it can be updated easily and frequently: think about how often news sites need to be revised. However, that doesn’t mean it always happens. Some sites have been kicking around the Internet for over a decade without being touched. Depending on the subject matter, that can provide more than a few problems for someone looking for up-to-date information. Therefore, the “currency” or how up-to-date a site is, can be very important.
Questions to ask:
- When was the site created?
- When was the site last updated?
- Are the links up-to-date or have they expired?
(Dead links can be a sign that the site hasn’t been updated recently.)
On with our list of criteria; now we’re going to look at “Accuracy“.