identify the purpose of a
site, look for an "about this site" link on the first
or, in the case of an organization page, a
Such sites are intended to educate.
Advocacy - Such sites are
created to argue a point of view or promote a cause.
- These sites exist to sell products
- These sites are intended to provide
current local, regional, national and international developments.
- These sites are intended to express
the personal tastes and opinions of their creators.
Entertainment - These sites are intended to provide diversion by means
of humor, games, music, etc.
sites have more than one purpose, blending advocacy
and informational or informational and commercial
(sites which dispense information about drugs and also sell them,
for example). Be especially wary when you evaluate sites with
more than one purpose.