Authority, Currency and Domain Review

A.  DOMAIN

Definition:  land owned or region
OR
A subdivision of the internet, sites usually with a common purpose, unique abbreviation.

For example:

  • www.walmart.com
  • www.aspca.org
  • www.senate.gov

Write down what you think each of the addresses below is for?

  1. www.amazon.com
  2. www.redcross.org
  3. www.nps.gov
  4. www.navy.mil
  5. www.harvard.edu
  6. www.justinbieberweb.net

B. CURRENCY

Read the following web site article titles

Decide whether “currency” is important to the accuracy of the articles

  • Recent advances in medicine
  • What we know about Mars
  • Battles of World War II
  • Raising our pet hamster
  • Today’s weather
  • Baseball records
  • India Today

Discuss questions below:

  1. Latest advances in snowboard design.
  2. Up-to-date reviews of the best mobile phones.

C. AUTHORITY / CREDIBILITY

  • What is it meant to have authority?
  • Who is the author?
  • What are his/her credentials?
  • Education?
  • If no name is given can you trust the reputation of the organization or institute?

AUTHORITY OR EXPERT

 

Internet Review

Which of the following sites do you think are reputable/reliable?

Link 1         Link 2       Link 3       Link 4

 

 

 

 

 

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