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Web Analysis - How to unpack a website

Review Questions

Here are some questions to guide your exploration of the sources to the left. 

There are no right or wrong answers - or right or wrong websites. The task here is to understand more about the website or document, and how it might help you understand the topic. If the site doesn't seem credible, what does that say about the topic?

General

What can the URL tell us about this site?
Who owns this site?
At first glance, what is the purpose of this site?

 

Authorship

Who contributes to this site? What are their credentials?

 

Currency

How frequently is the information on this site updated?
Do the links on this site work?

 

Affiliation

What is the overall tone of the site?
What sites does this site link out to? 
Do you think it is affiliated with a particular political viewpoint?