Daily Archives: February 25, 2006

2 posts

Authority in the Age of the Amateur

http://infotangle.blogsome.com/2006/02/20/authority-in-the-age-of-the-amateur/ A thoughtful piece at Infotangle discusses authority of Weblogs. Ellyssa Kroski ponders, for example, how we might judge the usefulness and authority of a Weblog: Identity of the Author – Seek out the identity and credentials of the author. Be wary of anonymous bloggers. Accuracy – Is the information presented accurate? Currency – Is the blog up-to-date or outdated? Endorsements – Use sites such as Technorati and Google Blog Search to see what people are saying about a particular blog or article. Technorati recently added an “authority” slider to their search feature which allows users to narrow their results […]