site. There are a number of review guides that offer evaluations of other sites. Some of these guides review thousands of sites, with some reviews being more substantive than others.
Here are three excellent, review guides that you may not have heard of:
Readers Digest's LookSmart
Bottom line: With any information on the Net, the watchword is "caveat lector." Let the reader beware.
If you'd like to delve further into the issue of information credibility on the Internet, there are Web sites out there that let you do just that. Here are four good ones:
Evaluating Internet Information
Evaluating Quality on the Net
Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources
Internet Source Validation Project
Reid Goldsborough is author of the book "Straight Talk About the Information Superhighway." He can be reached at
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