Can you find Canada's Next top Website?

Last updated:
June 21, 2006



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My name is Twiggy and I am here to teach you about


The author is the person who made the site you are evaluating. It is the person who wrote the content, designed the site, or is the person who you can contact for more informtion. The author for "Canada's next top Website" is me and you can get in contact with me by clicking on the "Contact the Author" link at the bottom of every page of this website. This will take you to page that has information about me and how you can email me for more information.

It is important for a website to be accountable and have an author who can be contacted or approached for more information or to verify information. If there is no author, or no way to find out who made the website, or no one to contact, that is a sign that the information on the website may not be entirely trustworthy.

Some questions to ask yourself about the AUTHOR:

  • Is there any information about the author(s) of this site?
  • Does the information indicate that the person is qualified to write about this topic?
  • Does the author have an association with a university, company, or organization?
  • Is contact information provided for the author? [i.e. an e-mail address or mailing

If all of these things are provided, then you can assume that the website is trustworthy and that the information presented on the website will be accurate and you can feel comfortable using this website in your research.

So, now it is time for another mini-competition! Go through your candidates and look at the AUTHOR! Does each website have an author to contact? Are they qualified? Are they associated with a University or Organization? If any of your candidate websites have none of these, it is time to ELIMINATE them from the running for "Canada's Next Top Website".

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