Thursday, January 28, 2010

Web Critic Assignment

The Web Site that i'm going to critic is Wikipedia..

Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based on an openly-editable model.

Affiliation: Wikipedia does affiliate with other websites because it represents as an encyclopedia.

Audience: The straightforward language of the Wikipedia is appropriate for most levels.Although entries are likely to contain terms that are unfamiliar to many users,most terms are hyperlinked so that users can easily access a quick definition and/or explanation.

Authority: Wikipedia provides almost no clues for the typical article by which reliability can be appraised.A list of edits provides only screen names or in the case of the anonymous editors,numerical Internet Protocol addresses. In fact, Wikipedia has had to back off on the idea of allowing anyone anywhere to edit. Anonymous users can no longer create new articles on Wikipedia. And some (especially controversial) articles are protected and only allowed to be edited by some in the community.

Content: The content of Wikipedia is sometimes from an original source and others are from people's opinion.Be careful not to over-rely on Wikipedia in research process.

Currency: Most of the articles in Wikipedia are up-to-date and current due to updated original source.

Design: The website is visually interesting,simple and not text-heavy.It is suitable for an encyclopedia.

Objectivity: The objectivity of Wikipedia is to use it as a research tool.But now,most of the articles in Wikipedia are based on the authors opinion,not the original facts.

Thank You..